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Nice tea rooms

Went here on a fairly wet midsummer day. Nonetheless the gardens were interesting, and there are... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Cheshire, UK
Travelling hopefully...........

I’ve visited the gardens a couple of time before and I was really hoping that this time it would be... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Garden House Dunskey Dunskey Dunskey Estate | Portpatrick, Stranraer DG9 8TJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

I’ve visited the gardens a couple of time before and I was really hoping that this time it would be much better. I was to be disappointed. The cafe was closed but paid the money and went into the walled garden. As before, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

On the 9th of June we drove 50 miles to visit the gardens. We found many “private” and “no admittance” signs but no gardens. A sign on the main road warned that the tea rooms were closed. I enquired locally and was told that no-one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

After a tour of the fine house the garden did not disappoint. The green houses (3) are in different condition. Hope you can get into the old stables we did.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We were privileged as a group of over 50 to be welcomed to Dunskey House which, generally I think, offers exclusive use, weddings and corporate events as well as self-catering cottages overseen and managed by the delightful couple who inherited it. So the house is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Very poor signage apart from saying what is private won't be coming back. Everything closed at Easter. ?

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went here on a fairly wet midsummer day. Nonetheless the gardens were interesting, and there are extensive walks beyond the boundaries of the gardens themselves into Portpatrick through some lovely wooded areas. The tea rooms are very nice with a very nicely painted 360 degree...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Ok appreciate the gardens but why is the tearoom closed on a holiday weekend? Spoke to another family who couldn't understand this either. It was their main reason for visiting.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

I have visited Dunsky Garden many times. Sometimes with my family and sometimes solo (for an hour's solitary reflection). In late winter groves of snowdrops lighten the forest floor, in Spring the woods are full of daffodils, and in May bluebells, with their soft downy...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Storm S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This place sounds great on its website so I was really looking forward to visiting. We arrived and the external roadside notice said tearoom closed - but that was fine as we didn't need refreshments - sign said the gardens were open so we drove...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Alison T
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The gardens were just lovely with so many wonderful plants and trees with amazing colours everywhere - loved the pond with the waterlillies. Loads of pheasants everywhere which took off around you every few minutes - great fun. We took the dog on the magic...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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18 April 2017|
Response from CaptainMowser |
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