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Auchindrain Highland Farm Township

| Auchindrain, Inveraray PA32 8WD, Scotland
+44 1499 500235
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Dig it 2017

I was here as part of dig it 2017 with some other people, I had the experience of camping for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
davidwX8083TF
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Very interesting

Had a nice lunch here and then went around the township. It was very interesting to see the old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris P
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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 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“the cottages” (8 reviews)
“rural life” (4 reviews)
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| Auchindrain, Inveraray PA32 8WD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was here as part of dig it 2017 with some other people, I had the experience of camping for nearly 2 week's on site was a great 2 week's, the interns to Bob and Sharon also Cathy was great ps thanks Christine for the...More

Thank davidwX8083TF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch here and then went around the township. It was very interesting to see the old buildings and learning about how life had been there. Quite a thought-provoking experience.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb visit. The manager Cathy was so warm and friendly. Took time to engage with us. The experience was authentic and so informative. Well worth a visit and deserving of support. A valuable resource for the nation.

Thank Alan1067
Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with the museum in Bettyhill on the North Shore of Scotland, Auchindrain gives a view of what life was like in the 18th through mid 20th centuries for the majority of Scottish people who made a living from the land. It is a very...More

1  Thank kbraden64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once common in Scotland, farming townships have disappeared, all except this unique survivor. A visit to this site gives a vivid picture of how these farming communities operated. It isn't just a piece of history, however, the museum is an important part of the community...More

Thank Newton563
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating site giving a real insight into the life of ordinary people in the area in the past. There is more potential, however, if only there was investment in the site to open up more of it and add further items and information. There...More

Thank EF13Nick
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This was an exciting visit for Me and my family as myself and my Boy (age12) are direct descendants from the Munro Family that Lived at Auchindrain. We had a fantastic day at Auchindrain (drizzel aside) i appreciate that It may have been a lot...More

2  Thank ajohnston2013
Reviewed 25 August 2017

What a great little place, full of history and showing what life in a traditional Scottish crofting society would have been like, friendly staff and lovely home baking.

Thank Willie W
AuchindrainTownship, Manager at Auchindrain Highland Farm Township, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your kindness and high rating. This is so much appreciated.

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

One of the worst museums of all trip. 0 information and horrible status of the "history" part... 70£ for 10 persons to see bad ruinsMore

1  Thank Miguel L
AuchindrainTownship, Manager at Auchindrain Highland Farm Township, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Please contact at once at info@auchindrain.org.uk, and we will arrange to fully refund the money that your group paid to visit Auchindrain. We are very sorry you chose to visit us. For others who may read this bad review, please check our description of ourselves...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I have passed this wee township often in the last 17 years but never visited until today with my friend and niece. It's a very interesting insight to life in the 1800-1900s, the booklet is very informative and full of photos and facts The down...More

Thank Moi155
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