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“Great day out”

Auchindrain Highland Farm Township
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Inveraray
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Auchindrain is the only surviving example of a Highland Farm Township that was not abandoned or modernised, and is now preserved as a museum and run by an independent charity. The 21 acre site offers visitors a fascinating insight into life and work in the past. Auchindrain is a conservation project in progress, and we pride ourselves on being true to history. We're not a theme park or a glitzy commercial attraction. If you don't like the idea of gritty realism please don't visit us and then leave a bad review because we're not something we don't claim to be.
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Went here recently loved seeing the old houses and how people lived. Good day for everyone including tearoom

1  Thank katieqr
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Explore the township of Auchindrain to discover the real Highland way of life. We liked the way it felt like stepping back in time making us aware of the struggle our forbearers had to claim a living from the land, it must have been a bleak, and harsh way of life, in cramped conditions as well. It is easy enough to make your way around the site and visit the very old buildings and houses, they had information boards in them and the notes were detailed and interesting. There is also a small cafe and gift shop run by delightful people. We had a lovely plate of home made soup and some absolutely amazing home-made scones. Worth a visit. Best to visit on a nice day if you can, wear suitable footwear for walking around. Great insight to a rural and bygone lliving in Argyll, on the South West Coast of Scotland.

Thank iggy-pop-abz
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

14th Midlothian (Bonnyrigg) Scouts just spent a long weekend here working on the Township - living a bit of the historic lifestyle with traditional food and weather! planting vegetables in the rain, helping recreate pathways and washing down the walls of the longhouses ready for a lime wash. This is out 4th year back there and we have a great time working with Bob, Sharon, Sheila, Jackie and Karol - Apologies to the members of the public who were scared off by Young People everywhere ! THe Scouts enjoyed learning about old working practices and the lives of the former inhabitants of the dwellings, Take your time as you visit to imerse yourself in the atmosphere and let your imagination take you back.

Thank Erika P
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We were fortunate with the weather as it was very sunny when we visited - there's a lot of outside things to see so this would be miserable in the rain. Although admission is on the steep side considering it only takes an hour to walk around, I don't mind when it's places like this as it is a charity and I get the impression that all the money received goes back into the farm to improve it for future visitors. I've never been anywhere like it and the information provided was excellent (you get a free guidebook with admission.) Some of the houses are set up as they would have been hundreds of years ago and there are livestock running about. The place has a lovely feel to it. Children might be a bit bored as there isn't much to do, but looking at the chickens and sheep and things might keep them occupied.
We had a tea and cake (made with their own produce) in the wee coffee shop and it was lovely and well priced.
Staff were wonderful and I will take many people if I'm in the area again.

1  Thank Muppet333
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We liked the way it felt like stepping back in time making us aware of the struggle our forbearers had to claim a living from the land. The notes were full and interesting. We loved being able to buy some eggs laid by the chickens that had followed us about. Good café and very pleasant staff.

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