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“Wonderful visit”

Glenbarr Abbey Macalister Clan Visitor Centre
Ranked #6 of 11 things to do in Tarbert
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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
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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 28th of Sept. and found it closed. We were told at the TIC that the owner had gone to the USA to visit relatives, so we were disappointed to have missed it. You would have to make doubly sure if you want to visit that she will be there, as obviously, the exact "season" is a bit hit and miss. We were told by our friends, who live locally, that we would find it "very interesting," but even they didn't know that the Laird's wife was gone.

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Reviewed 4 October 2015

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

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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 ancestors, it is a special treat with the family history and the authentic clothing and furnishings. The house itself is like a character from the past. She just had electricity rewired and the roof needs to be repaired. She has a small gift shop and will offer you a cup of tea.

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

We came across Glenbarr Abbey quiet unexpectedly on our way to Campbletown. Funnily enough it's not a monastery, but the former beautiful home of the Macalister clan. The owner gives private tours around the house for £5 per person, a bargain. Mrs Macalister has some amazing collection on show, including teddy bears, her own patchwork crafts and a fabulous collection of Carol singing dolls. There is lots of family history in the Abbey with authentic clothing worn by the family, furniture and furnishings etc. The Abbey is in great need of repair in places, especially the roof. Support the Abbey by paying a visit you will not be disappointed. Mrs Macalister is areal character who makes the tour not only interesting but fun as well. The Abbey is only open 3/4 days a week, not quite sure which days, we visited on a Thursday, so would be worth ringing beforehand for opening times.

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