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Glenbarr Abbey Macalister Clan Visitor Centre

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A trip worth making

On knocking at the front door, we were met by Mrs MacAllister, who conducted around the house... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Alec F
Gtr Manchester
A Step Back in Scottish Time

This is a wonderful place to visit even though the property is in needed of a bit or restoration... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Abdulkareem A
Al Khobar
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17 Sep 2017
“A trip worth making”
20 Dec 2016
“A Step Back in Scottish Time”
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Glenbarr Abbey, Tarbert PA29 6UT, Scotland
+44 1583 421247
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

On knocking at the front door, we were met by Mrs MacAllister, who conducted around the house personally, She gave a good description of all we could see, and a brief history of the clan, which, is not connected to the Campbells, who seem to...More

Thank Alec F
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit even though the property is in needed of a bit or restoration work. The host was a lovely American lady who had married into the MacAlister clan a long time ago when she was a sprig of heather....More

2  Thank Abdulkareem A
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited on a rainy day and so glad we did. Fascinating place and Lady Macallister did the tour. Lots to see, in fact it was full of stuff to peruse. Also friendly staff who we were talking to for ages. Definitely go if you can.

Thank MarieShields
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My wife and I visited Glenbarr Abbey last Wednesday and had a wonderful time. We were greeted by the lady of the house Lady Macalister, a real character. Despite the fact she was recovering from an eye operation she welcomed us into her beautiful home...More

Thank Kirk K
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I came across the abbey during a lovely week spent in Machrihanish. We were met at the door by the lady of the house who gave us a really interesting tour, a beautiful home with so many things to look at. Lady...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We came here on a very rainy day and was given a fantastic welcome by the wonderful lady of the property. It was very different to any other manor house visit we have done but this made it very special, personal and unique. We were...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My husband and I visited here in lieu of our McAllister friends. Our tour with Jeanne was one of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Scot610
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I'm only going on what I've heard from locals, as we weren't able to get in. According to the note at the door, it was "closed for the season," but another note said the season went till the end of Sept. We were there the...More

2  Thank Diane E
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Not an Abbey, but an amazing home, and Lady Glenbarr makes it all so interesting, she has some wonderful collections

Thank robM4171PN
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Macalister ancestors or not, this is worth a stop if you are on Kintyre. Lady MacAlister is a wonderful hostess and owner full of charm, knowledge and character. There are many wonderful collections of cameras, dolls, teddy bears, thimbles and such. For those with MacAlister...More

1  Thank hummer100
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