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Broughton House & Garden

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Address: 12 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX, Scotland
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Even my husband enjoyed it!!

I came to Kirkcudbright to see this national trust property. It was the home of Hornell the Scottish artist, who was at one time part of the group known as the Glasgow Boys... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Pearloflinnie
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Ayr, United Kingdom

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I came to Kirkcudbright to see this national trust property. It was the home of Hornell the Scottish artist, who was at one time part of the group known as the Glasgow Boys. We're not NT members, as seniors we had a discount so it was £10 to get in and I thought we'll be out of here in twenty... More 

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Sharow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The staff here were very friendly and helpful with lots of smiles! Always a plus. Art is such a personal thing and I'm afraid that here it didn't really do it for me but I can appreciate the skill of the artist and his house even if I find myself not a fan. However, the garden is beautiful. Full to... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A charming Victorian house that belonged to a famous Scottish painter who travelled to Japan. You can see his studio as he left it. The garden is a gem and it reaches down to the banks of River Dee.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very interesting house with loads of information scattered around. The garden was brilliant. Staff at the reception was very helpful

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not so keen on visiting houses and oil paintings not my thing, so after a polite whizz round, headed for the garden. OMG, what an oasis. Every inch is rammed with plants. Every corner turned brought a new delight (and yet another bench to sit on to enjoy the view) and as a horticulturalist, I came away buzzing with ideas... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A couple of hours very well spent looking round this gem of a place. Extremely interesting exhibits and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Came away still thinking about what I had seen and read. Most other museums don't have the same effect.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

After arriving by motorbike we where shown where to park bike up for our stay at glenotter b&b where we stayed for 1 night place is very nice and homely feel house and treat lovley by b&b owners Sylvia and greaham would recommend it to anyone who wants break away or break from long motorbike rides around lovley area weand... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Broughton House and gardens out of curiosity. We'd never heard of Hornel or the Glasgow boys. The house is small, no guided tour, but a guide book for £5. We declined and just wandered around ourselves. The first room we went into was the Gallery. The paintings are so beautiful! They are amazing. I can't understand why he's... More 

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

lovely house and garden a lttle gem and superb paintings . Staff were very helpful ready to impart information

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

a tour of the house gives a real feel of what it was like to be an artist in the town's golden era, but you don't need to be an artist to appreciate fine furniture in an elegant well preserved home. for us the extensive gardens going down to the quay walk were a wonderful bonus. the style is romantic... More 

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