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large shopping area with many small shops selling local souvenir. Nice stone sculpture at... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
loudjazx
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Good shopping for tourists

Fairly large shopping area with many small shops (15+ ?)scattered around a central courtyard. Some... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2015
Carol K
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Even beyond its best days, this is a priceless one stop shop visit, as much for the Shona sculptures, as for the wide variety of basketry/books/ women entrepreneurs etc visible. Friendly staff with play area as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tisha S
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I'm not a shopper, so it's difficult for me to rate a shopping place. It looks like a lot of the shops have closed down. There were only about 5 or 6 shops when I was there. The thing that is nice about this place...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

It is tricky to rate this place. I`d rate the handbags and art pieces 4 and everything else maybe 2. I will admit I didn`t manage to buy a sweet treat because I was in a rush,so I have no comment on the cafe. It...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 709r
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Visit Doon Estate one of the best unique shopping areas of the nation ---definitely worth a visit. The shops and galleries are attractively presented and sell a wide range of wares ---like Samuneti leather bags, wallets, wire art, ceramics, pottery, belts and jackets. Dine in...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank hikwam
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Doon Estate used to be a bustling, vibrant hub for local arts and crafts. Sadly, it is a shadow of its former glory. According to a shop assistant, the decline is due to the closure of a restaurant which had attracted shoppers. However, this cannot...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

large shopping area with many small shops selling local souvenir. Nice stone sculpture at interesting prices.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank loudjazx
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Sadly, the place has really gone down now and there is not much to see. The Estate used to be full of lovely items for sale and made for a fun morning but I found it rather dead last visit. A great shame.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Argyle Apartmen... A
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I had been told this was once a bustling shopping area where local crafts were sold at reasonable prices. There are several shops selling a variety of items ranging from Buddhist statues to hand carved curiosities. I bought several small gifts here that were pretty...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Matt P
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

It has been a while since we visited Doon Estate and it was quite sad to see it as it is today. The Ros Byrne outlet called The Shop has gone as have many others, the cafe which served great veggie dishes is no longer,...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Fairly large shopping area with many small shops (15+ ?)scattered around a central courtyard. Some shops contain the usual tourist gak, but others have some more unusual items that are interesting. There is one gallery on the site which is stellar - some old items,...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Carol K
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