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Auchindrain Highland Farm Township

| Auchindrain, Inveraray PA32 8WD, Scotland
+44 1499 500235
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FANTASTIC Little Gem of a musuem

Had the opportunity to visit in early May. What a treat. The grounds are well preserved. You would... read more

Reviewed yesterday
genealogytours
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Lorraine and Andy

Fabulous place to visit. A Look back to how people lived and worked in a rural Scottish... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gemlor
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Auchindrain, Inveraray PA32 8WD, Scotland
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+44 1499 500235
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Reviewed yesterday

Had the opportunity to visit in early May. What a treat. The grounds are well preserved. You would swear that the former tenants had just stepped out for a moment. The self-guided tablet was a terrific way to know the stories and learn the history....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous place to visit. A Look back to how people lived and worked in a rural Scottish community. Well worth a visit. Christina who will welcome you is a lovely sunny person who makes you feel very welcome. 👍🏻

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed visiting Auchindrain this past weekend. Learned so much about Dalriada Gaelic and culture, as well as the site. Fascinating to learn about the people who lived in the village and their way of life. Major cities seemed like a million miles...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a very interesting hour or more here but only really got to grips with using the tablet towards the end of the visit. So much information relating to so many topics! I bought the guide book as we left and have just read it...More

Thank H B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly fascinating place. Not only do you have the historical side of the township (totally un-modernised), but the township involves people from the local community who either want to learn eco skills, or want to feel part of something. The township itself...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

visited with my daughter on a Sunday afternoon, weather was kind. Location is stunning, I can well understand folk of the past choosing this location to settle down. Cottages and barns give an authentic view into how little in the way of personal belongings crofters...More

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Ach A, Manager at Auchindrain Highland Farm Township, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review: we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Auchindrain. We wish we could apologise for the wet and slippery ground and promise to fix it, but that would require us to master the magic of weather control! It's been...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with a friend. Thoroughly enjoyed the time here. Fascinating to learn about life here way back when. Tablet was good once we got the hang of how to use it. Great to see the sheep and hens up close and also the resident...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

What a lovely find, the staff were friendly and welcoming and the use of the tablet was great. Very easy to use. Exhibits were very interesting and more true to life than a lot of other museums..

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful school trip with nine children and three adults. What an absolutely wonderful day we had. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour with Bob who is the director of Auchindrain. His knowledge is fantastic. If you come across...More

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Ach A, Manager at Auchindrain Highland Farm Township, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It was a delight to have you with us - such well-behaved and attentive children. We're pleased everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

We came in a group of 4 adults and a small child to have a wander round having not been round for years. Sadly none of us were impressed. The attraction it's self has never been the most impressive but you can appreciate the fact...More

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Robert C, Manager at Auchindrain Highland Farm Township, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

We are extremely sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to Auchindrain. Please contact us direct as info@auchindrain.org.uk so that we can arrange a full refund of everything you paid. Your comments about our Tearoom are real cause for concern, and have been reviewed...More

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