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Ardchattan Priory Garden

Ardchattan Priory Ardchattan Priory Ardchattan by Oban, Ardchattan PA37 1RQ, Scotland
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Interesting Priory Disappointing Gardens

This attraction is worth visiting for the ruins of the abbey and especially the old stone carvings... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
NeilSK
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Lovely garden

This historic garden makes a very interesting visit. The views from the lawn over the loch are... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
emma g
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Ardchattan Priory Ardchattan Priory Ardchattan by Oban, Ardchattan PA37 1RQ, Scotland
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Ardchattan Priory Ardchattan Priory Ardchattan by Oban, Ardchattan PA37 1RQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This attraction is worth visiting for the ruins of the abbey and especially the old stone carvings. The gardens are nothing out of the ordinary though despite a pleasant loch-side setting, being mostly lawns and borders along with a bit of woodland. There were no...More

Thank NeilSK
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This historic garden makes a very interesting visit. The views from the lawn over the loch are stunning. The garden has several different areas and then you can explore the remains of the old priory. There is an honesty box for your entrance fee.

Thank emma g
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fab ruin well worth a visit: interesting memorials. It's set on a farm and there are lovely gardens to look at.

Thank ChristinaAMW
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We personally enjoyed Ardchattan Priory more than Dunollie Castle, as far as MacDougall sites go (though to be fair, Dunollie was undergoing conservation work when we visited, so the castle itself was not open). Ardchattan has more medieval history and artifacts, like the MacDougall Cross...More

2  Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

If you are not a lover of ruins, don't expect a great experience. The "gardens" are virtually just, well, grounds of a house under construction. Considering you are asked to pay four pounds (gratuity box at the entrance) to see this, just as much as...More

1  Thank MarSane67
Reviewed 13 May 2015

This historic priory house is a private home but there is a pleasant garden open to the public and enough of the old priory left, behind and at the side of the house, to make it worth a short visit. When we were there, there...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 19 August 2013

A place of peace, history and beauty. It would have also been good to have been able to be there for the garden fete that we understand they have in summer each year.

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 26 July 2013

A wonderful, quiet place at the end of a winding road, this one one of our highlights on our short trip to Argyll. A private home, Ardchattan Priory House has a lovely, tranquil garden which visitors are welcome to wander around during the summer months....More

Thank OldGlenbogle
Reviewed 15 July 2013

This is a peaceful and evocative historic place made even more magical by the picturesque backdrop of Ben Cruachan and Loch Etive. It is perhaps surprising that so little has been done to guide visitors around the site. Historic Scotland could do so much more...More

Thank JP_and_MS
Reviewed 18 May 2013

peaceful garden by lochside with hills behind. Enjoyed the history of the priory and the old graves, the plants and the birds.

Thank jigginstown
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