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Auchindrain Township

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Excellent interpretation

Dropped in when too claggy for mountain views and really glad I did. The intro in the visitor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma K
Always worth another visit

This is our second visit to Auchindrain museum, the first being around 10 years ago. It is a rare... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian A
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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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| Auchindrain, Inveraray PA32 8WD, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in when too claggy for mountain views and really glad I did. The intro in the visitor centre sets the scene well and the I-pad (rain-proof) gave excellent interpretations. Great to be able to access them afterwards too. Touching stories to go with thorough...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Auchindrain museum, the first being around 10 years ago. It is a rare and beautiful place as it depicts an unspoiled highland farming township exactly as it was. Nothing restored, no glass cases or do not touch signs. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had not planned to stop here, as a matter of fact we passed it up. We stopped to take pictures down the rode and saw a sign for it and a description, which caught our eye. We turned back and bought our tickets. Christine,...More

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Ach A, Manager at Auchindrain Township, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us, and so sorry that your guide-tablet didn't work as intended. For reasons no-one understands, sometimes an individual tablet decides it can't detect the GPS signals or read the Bluetooth beacons (we use both). When this happens, we reboot it and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here and thought it was a good contrast with the splendour of life at Inveraray Castle. The conditions people lived in, right up to the 1960's, were very basic indeed. There isn't a lot to see here,but it is a sobering...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

It is almost unbelievable that until 1963 people lived and worked here. This was a self supporting community. Today we cannot imagine that one could live in these tiny and cold houses. Very friendly staff told us all we wanted to know. Nice people like...More

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Ach A, Manager at Auchindrain Township, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Cat Liath thanks you for your kind review of Auchindrain.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

First visit to Auchindrain, and what a fascinating place, absolutely steeped in history and atmosphere, the interactive tablet they give you at reception are a brilliant idea. We were also fortunate enough to visit the same day as the Nevis Ensemble were playing on their...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

The last township in Scotland. Such a sad place. This was a home to so many families over several generations until gradually they moved away to a better life. But as you stand in one of the old cottages and see the living conditions you...More

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AuchindrainTownship, Manager at Auchindrain Township, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We don't find Auchindrain "a sad place": rather, we like to think it is somewhere for reflection on a past from which we have moved on, at least in Scotland. Our Visitor Centre sells hot drinks and snacks, and we...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This was 7th time visiting with a working party of scouts and explorers from 14th Midlothian Bonnyrigg scouts. Not just helping out on site but living history learning traditional skills, sleeping on site,eating traditional food and taking part in the digit project rebuilding and exploring...More

Thank Erika P
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I have visited on a number of occasions and have loved every one. Bob is fantastic to talk to and makes you feel extremely welcome. It always rains on Auchindrain, but this just adds to the character! I hidden gem just out the way of...More

Thank Gavin B
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Great museum. Very good if you are interested in how people used to live in the Scottish countryside. It is highly informative, there is so much information on the history of the township and how people lived. Should really get more visitors its well worth...More

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