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Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden

| Ascog Hall, Ascog PA20 9EU, Scotland
+44 1700 503461
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Great short visit

Came in the autumn so the garden was going over a little but still a pleasant walk around with... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
CoolCollectedMummy
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gardens and Victorian Fernery

These gardens are stunning, tended by the couple who own it with no help or subsidy. Bute should... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
judith_hooper
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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A well stocked garden with many architectural features, including a sunken Victorian Fernery (1875) and large stable's ruin all located in the grounds of a baronial style house from 1844. A plant hunter trail, many water features and Britain's oldest exotic fern (more than 1000 years) add interest to this distinctly old fashioned and rather magical experience. Open from 10am to 5pm 1st April to 30th October.
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| Ascog Hall, Ascog PA20 9EU, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Came in the autumn so the garden was going over a little but still a pleasant walk around with gorgeous autumn colour. The victorian fernery is really special. A real gem and a very enjoyable visit.

Thank CoolCollectedMummy
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

These gardens are stunning, tended by the couple who own it with no help or subsidy. Bute should make more of it as there are few attractions on the Island and this is a little oasis with a magnificent Victorian glass fern house and lots...More

Thank judith_hooper
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Just go - the gardens are beautiful,and the Victorian fernery is wonderful.These are gardens whose owners are passionate gardeners.They rely on the donations made by visitors to help meet the costs of keeping the gardens.If you like gardens then you won't be disappointedl.

Thank Evelyn L
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Well worth the £5.00 entry fee. Owned by a lovely couple (and dog) who have been carefully restoring the gardens over the last 3 years. The plants tumble over each other, and over tiny hidden walkways and paths. So much research has been done, and...More

Thank georgethepigeon2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I visited here with a couple of friends while we enjoyed a holiday on Bute. Have enjoyed a lovely walk from Rothesay on a beautiful day, I was tired and ready for a drink. However, the fernery and gardens at Ascog Hall were captivating; we...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We walked from Rothesay to Ascog Hall to visit the Fernery and gardens and it was probably the highlight of our trip. Greeted by the friendly owner and his dog upon arrival, the sunken fernery is absolutely stunning and we spent a couple of hours...More

Thank Siobhan_LDN
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We can only reiterate dont miss this amazing and beautiful unusual garden. We regret that we don't live on Bute to allow us to visit the fernery and garden regularly.

Thank guesthouseAyr
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We travelled over from Arran to visit the more notable sites on Bute and really stumbled across the Fernery driving out of Rothesay although we were aware of this most interesting attraction. Certainly a work in progress but a fascinating garden design being restored with...More

Thank regora186336
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Was drizzling when I arrived a lovely garden in the throes of being reclaimed interesting to find out future hopes of the owners on what they plan to do with the gardens and utilise the old stables a lovely visit lasting longer than I thought...More

Thank dunn_karen54
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, relaxing interesting place. Lovely sunny day on our visit but even if it was raining this place is well worth a visit.

Thank Catnip4
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David S
28 June 2017|
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10am till 5pm every day of the week. regards, Michael.
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David S
28 June 2017|
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10am till 5pm every day of the week.
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Marilyn L
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You can always come in. Just leave the fee in the old post box.
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