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Garden Centre Crieff

Ive been in the garden centre love walking around looking and buying plants. Have not looked at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan D
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Perth, United Kingdom
Plain but tasty fare

This is a self service restaurant so ideal for eating if in a hurry. The menu is extensive & the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EllaE2834
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The centre has a few "attractions" which are, mostly, a bit dull. However, if you enjoy watching glass being blown and made into ornaments and paperweights, Caithness Glass a good place to visit. You can also make your own paperweight - very expensive at £49 - or paint some glass for around £7. I painted a tumbler and had great fun. You need to book in advance but there's no time limit on how long you take to do it. The cafe is a tad expensive but it was the only place we could find that did haggis, tatties and neeps so we all had that for lunch and it was quite tasty. The shop is tacky and everything is extremely overpriced - even the glass that has been made on the premises. If you are nearby and it's a wet day it's a good place to go. Not for small children though.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Crieff on our way to Pitlochry. The Caithness Glass is stunning and you can even watch them make the items in the factory. But what made our trip was the lovely Scottish gentleman who ran the garden centre. As I am Manx I couldn't understand a word he said which my Scottish fella and his mum seemed to find hilarious. He was absolutely lovely, full of stories and smiles a true gentleman.

Thank Sindymichele S
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here on way to Crieff Hydro. The cafe was clean and staff very pleasant lunch was simple but very nice. Recommend looking in to CaithnessGlass. Lots of lovely paper weights etc. Very nice second hand section. Interesting watching the guys making the glass goods.

Thank Rosemary P
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

That's the only way I can describe this place. Have you ever been to a garden centre on a midweek lunchtime? Old people pottering around looking at mugs with their grandchildren's names on? 30-something mums with giant prams meeting up for a huge milky coffee and buying some jam for £4.50 a jar?
I mean, there is a proper garden centre at the other side of the car park, but the visitor centre itself is a collection of prefab buildings with "gifts" and a cafe with the most disinterested staff you've ever seen.
The glass blowing is probably quite interesting if you're into that sort of thing. We had young children though, who either wanted to touch the hot things, or were crying because the hot things were too hot. I would not recommend taking young children into the glass shop. It sounds obvious when you think about it, but lots of it looks colourful and enticing to young children.
If you've ever gone to a garden centre just for lunch, then this place will be right up your alley. If not, stay in Crieff and go to a much better cafe.

Thank HereBeMonsters
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Spent a good hour watching the various glass wares being made. Such skill and talent made to look effortless. Lots of special hand crafted gifts to buy. Lovely lunch in the cafe afterwards. Nice few hours spent.

Thank Helen D
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