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Broughton House & Garden

12 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX, Scotland
+44 1557 330437
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12 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX, Scotland
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+44 1557 330437
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"well worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"national trust"
in 13 reviews
"stepping stones"
in 5 reviews
"interesting plants"
in 5 reviews
"high street"
in 7 reviews
"scottish artist"
in 5 reviews
"japanese paintings"
in 3 reviews
"an absolute gem"
in 3 reviews
"different areas"
in 3 reviews
"fascinating visit"
in 3 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 3 reviews
"his life"
in 3 reviews
"art lovers"
in 4 reviews
"robert burns"
in 5 reviews
"the river"
in 15 reviews
"hidden away"
in 4 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome awaits you and the art works around the house are the best of Hornel's artworks anywhere in the World. Born in Bacchus Marsh and returning to Scotland with his Scottish parents, just like me!

1  Thank janeH5350UO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely house which contains a large collection by Hornel from his early life onwards, and a studio where he worked. The gardens are beautifully kept in a tranquil setting down towards the river. Staff are very informative and helpful.

Thank William_the_Bear
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Unusual to get a Town house with NT. House of interest if you're interested in art and especially that of E A Hornel. It was good see a plate camera complete with two two sided plate holders A very full and well laid out garden...More

Thank Roger D
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

A very interesting house with lovely works of art and furniture but the icing on the cake was the garden with its combination of formal and wildflower planting leading down to the River Dee. Free for National Trust (England) members through National Trust for Scotland.

Thank FedererFanatic
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was our second visit to this National Trust for Scotland property that they maintain much as it was when the artist, Hornell, lived and worked here. His studio is much as it was when he died and both it and the gallery display many...More

1  Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Unfortunately the two main rooms we were interested in were closed for maintenance. The rest of the house however was really interesting showing a snapshot of the life of the house. The best part though was the incredible garden.

Thank margaretaem
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Hornel was a great collector so there is a rather strange mixture of items from Europe and the far east but all quite interesting to view. Unfortunately the gallery was having work done on it to improve the invironment for the paintings so a jarge...More

Thank Ugandalad
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We much enjoyed visiting the house and garden of Hornel. The staff were most informative too. This is a lovely little place and the garden is very interesting too and leads down to the side of the creek.

Thank Reports
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

What a beauty. We are both gardeners and horticulturally trained so it is rare that we find a garden that really inspires us. This place was truly a hidden gem and packed full of interest. The house itself was also very interesting and beautifully kept....More

Thank MrsUmbels
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The house reveals daily living of lauded artist E A Hornel and is pretty much intact, while the garden stretches far beyond what you might expect and gives a clue to where and how he found inspiration. Pathways lead you to beautiful spaces to sit...More

Thank 66ric
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Traveler5957
16 May 2016|
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Response from kim282015 | Reviewed this property |
The 350 bus gets you from Cairnryan to Stranraer. The 500 gets you to Gatehouse of Fleet and the 431 to Kirkcudbright, or go on to Castle Douglas and get the 502 to Kirkcudbright. Check the bus timetable for the best... More
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kazzalynn
23 July 2015|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. There is disabled access from the side lane but once you enter the building I am afraid that the facilities are in my opinion, not up to a satisfactory standard. There is no designated disabled parking. The garden... More
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kazzalynn
23 July 2015|
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Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
Access by a side lane to garden and lower level but no access at the moment to upper levels as lift out of action.
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