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Mary Ann's Cottage, Dunnet - snapshot in time

A local attraction which is run by enthusiastic volunteers who are happy to take you through the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
robbiemactours
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Castletown, United Kingdom
Fascinating -

youre taken round by a knowledgable volunteer who explained the life of Mary Ann and how things... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
John M
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Burnham on Sea, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A local attraction which is run by enthusiastic volunteers who are happy to take you through the site. It is the actual home of Mary Anna and her husband and is a time capsule of local croft history in the area. It is as Mary...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

youre taken round by a knowledgable volunteer who explained the life of Mary Ann and how things changed (or didn't) with modern conveniences - fully recommend

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The owners of our B&B in Thurso recommended this place. Thoroughly enjoyed stepping back in time to learn about Mary Ann. The guides are extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and bring the story to life. Loved the smell of peat burning on the fire. 10 out of...More

1  Thank DavidsonMrs
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting my parents last week, my partner, my mum, and I took a trip out to Mary Ann’s cottage, after many years of saying we would. It was fantastic. The place is unlike any other ‘living’ museum that I have visited, in that it is...More

2  Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly, this is not just a quick look around an old cottage, which is what we were expecting. We received an extremely informative and interesting tour by the very knowledgeable SUSAN, who made the experience a real pleasure. We were provided with a thorough background...More

3  Thank Rose S
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Dropped in when passing, not knowing what to expect . But what a completely delightful visit we had! Interesting, touching and personal. Brought to life by the two lovely guides in an informal, relaxed way but with superb detail and excellent local knowledge, willingly shared....More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This croft is an wonderful look back at life in the 1800's and early 1900's. It was built and lived in by one family and the contents are original to the family. The tour was very interesting and the guide very knowledgeable, providing good information...More

1  Thank Jan H
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Visiting this quaint cottage gives an excellent experience of social history and a revealing insight into the family life of the former owners/residents of this croft. Fascinating, informative tour.

1  Thank falkirkglayva
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Our guide Susan was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about this cottage and the tour gave an insight of life in the country in the early 20th century. Well wort the visit and a good couple of hours for £4. Not always open but worthwhile if...More

3  Thank weekteuchter
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Really interesting. The guide was very informative and in the living area the fire was burning and it felt like Mary Ann had just popped out. She had a tough life by modern standards. Great for kids to see.

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