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Finlaystone Country Estate

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Address: Finlaystone Estate, Port Glasgow PA14 6TJ, Scotland
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Welcome to Finlaystone Country Estate, an established visitor attraction...

Welcome to Finlaystone Country Estate, an established visitor attraction managed by the family of the Chief of the Clan MacMillan.The estate, with its spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde, is open all year and is situated on the A8 ten minutes west of Glasgow Airport. Finlaystone offers a great family day out with imaginative play areas, woodland walks, picnic areas & bbq sites, colourful gardens, tumbling waterfalls, events & activities, tearoom, shop and visitor centre. In addition, you can also rent holiday flats or rooms for craft stalls, conferences, childrens' parties or other needs.

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Brilliant display of azaleas and other plants in extensive gardens on south bank of the River Clyde.

An amazingly rich country estate garden a short drive west from Glasgow on the M8. May is probably the best time to see the magnificent display of azaleas.

Reviewed 1 week ago
BrianJolly
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom

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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here last year with my son and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole place , felt it was like a hidden treasure ! Gardens were lovely and the routes in the woods were nice and adventurous especially coming across new play areas at every turn, so we did feel happy at the price . However , on returning this... More 

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Thank Wirsty
Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place. From nature walks to picnic areas it really keeps children entranced. The highlight form me is the beautiful xmas trees for sale. You just wander among them and pick the one you want and put a tag on it with your name. There's a wee shop that sells everything you need to explore this woodland.

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Thank Sheena M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An amazingly rich country estate garden a short drive west from Glasgow on the M8. May is probably the best time to see the magnificent display of azaleas.

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Thank BrianJolly
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and i really enjoyed our visit. It was a wet day but we had our waterproof jackets on! We took the yellow trail all round the woodlands. It took maybe an hour to walk. We then had lunch in the cafe. Really good coffee, nice big baked potato and the staff were v friendly. We then walked round... More 

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Thank localgal123
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finlay stone is a great place to take the kids to get back to nature. Great views over the river Clyde. Good walk around the estate. A good day out for a family picnic.

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Thank Lorna P
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came with friends and our children with ages ranging from 8, 9 and 10. There was a duck race on which the kids loved then we spent a few hours in the adventure playground which seemed to span quite a distance. Lots of wooden structures for the kids to climb and play on but their favourite bit was in the... More 

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Thank SuziePAP
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A good day had by all, lots of places to run around and explore for the children also beauto full gardens to walk around. On planning the trip i was a little apprehensive about the cost to play in a wooden park and gardens but overall I think it was good Value for money for the children but a little... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Came to Finlaystone on a very busy Easter Monday. We did den building and kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Rangers were so great with the kids. Had lunch in the cafe before the event. Very busy so had to wait but cafe staff were so pleasant and helpful and food was delicious. Cakes were amazing too. Been before and will be... More 

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1 Thank Arran33
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The woodland of Finlaystone is a delight. Great old trees - including a spectactular chestnut re-rooting itself from its own drooping branches. Rich understory in many areas, younger broadleaf trees coming up to replace those which fall and die. But a great disappointment to see so much uncontrolled Rhododendron Ponticum in the place. It's a matter of some urgency to... More 

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Kells, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Very lovely spot. Barns fitted out to a very high standard beautiful surroundings. Very tranquil . Highly recommended

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