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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

The Estate Office | Ardkinglas, Cairndow PA23 8QS, Scotland
+44 1499 600261
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Understated Woodland Gardens

We visited for the first time having driven past many times.The garden has a very tranquil and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RRJ55
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Red Squirrel spotting

..is not so tough here. A guest of ours - a natarulist - had never seen one in the wild and spent a... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
hjworton
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Garelochhead, United Kingdom
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Eight champion trees and magnicient rhododendrons are the undisputed kings of this historic plant collection on the shores of Loch Fyne near Cairndow. Come and see the "mightiest conifer in Europe". Something interesting in all seasons Children will love to explore The Gruffalo Trail - follow the Mouse and find the Gruffalo
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gruffalo trail” (18 reviews)
“lovely walk” (11 reviews)
“red squirrels” (7 reviews)
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The Estate Office | Ardkinglas, Cairndow PA23 8QS, Scotland
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+44 1499 600261
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the first time having driven past many times.The garden has a very tranquil and natural feeling about it.It would be difficult to be overcrowded.The pathways are pleasant and made of natural materials found locally.I suppose that would not be good for wheelchairs...More

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Ardkinglas, Administrator and Weddings Co-ordinator at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely comment, we really appreciate it. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit here at the gardens. We hope you can visit again in the future. Kind regards Ardkinglas Estate.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

..is not so tough here. A guest of ours - a natarulist - had never seen one in the wild and spent a few hours here. He spotted 2 within his visit, was delighted. Garden is lovely, huge trees, rhododendrons of massive proportions. A lost...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for your kind comment. We really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your time at the gardens and seeing some red squirrels. Ardkinglas Estate

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We fitted this garden into our route whilst returning from Oban to the South., spotted of the road atlas.We loved it with good signs and some history at the mill. Great

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for your comment, we really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the gardens. Ardkinglas Estate

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

It was unfortunate that it was raining for our visit but was still worth the walk along the ravine. It is kept very well, considering the slopes but with the late spring we were too early to enjoy the flowers and shrubs but did enjoy...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate you taken the time to write. We hope you are able to come again in the future. Kind regards Ardkinglas Estate

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Wonderful Arboretum & Garden. Super place to explore particularly with children who love adventure. In a super location on the shores of Loch Fyne.

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely comment, we appreciate you taken the time to write one. Glad you enjoy our gardens. Kind regards Ardkinglas Estate

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Visited while staying in Cairndow inn, well worth a visit , really old trees with information about them on plaques

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Ardkinglas, Admin/Events at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are glad you had a nice visit. Kind Regards Ardkinglas Estate

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We visited with teens and a toddler. She enjoyed the Gruffallo trail. It was fun reading the little book along the way in Scottish! However, I felt that there could have been a toilet, especially as toddlers often need to go! There were no toilet...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit, and we were lucky enough to have it to ourselves both times. We first came across it in May 2017 as were staying in Cairndow for a couple of days after we got married. Such a stunning place! The rhododendrons...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The garden is good and clearly would be very attractive in late Spring or October. However, it was advertised to us as linked to extensive colour coded walks through the estate woods beyond. Sadly these are now very neglected and very difficult to follow. the...More

Thank EF13Nick
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Ardkinglas, Manager at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your comments. One of our winter jobs is to redefine the walks through the rest of the estate, replace waymarkers and design a new map. I'd be interested to know where you got your information if you would be willing to email...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have always enjoyed walking in this part of Argyll, from the Kilmun Arboretum, Pucks Glen, Benmore, Glen masson et al ......and then came Ardkinglas , Great footpaths, good signage, very informative, incredible trees and very relaxing. each visit I have made over the years...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated. We hope to see you back again in the future - Ardkinglas Estate

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Miss_Nyh
28 June 2018|
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Response from Ardkinglas | Property representative |
Hello, the garden is £5 per person or £15 per family payable on arrival at the cairn. We hope you enjoy your visit when you come. Regards Ardkinglas Estate
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kelletecis
21 June 2016|
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Response from Ardkinglas | Property representative |
We have a picnic area, you are welcome to use. The closest café we highly recommend is The Tree Shop one mile away, thank you
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