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Mary Ann's Cottage

Westside, Dunnet, Scotland
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Wonderful Step Back in Time

This croft is an wonderful look back at life in the 1800's and early 1900's. It was built and lived... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Jan H
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Dallas, Texas
An interesting place to visit

Visiting this quaint cottage gives an excellent experience of social history and a revealing... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
falkirkglayva
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Stirlingshire
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This croft is an wonderful look back at life in the 1800's and early 1900's. It was built and lived in by one family and the contents are original to the family. The tour was very interesting and the guide very knowledgeable, providing good information...More

Thank Jan H
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Visiting this quaint cottage gives an excellent experience of social history and a revealing insight into the family life of the former owners/residents of this croft. Fascinating, informative tour.

Thank falkirkglayva
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Our guide Susan was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about this cottage and the tour gave an insight of life in the country in the early 20th century. Well wort the visit and a good couple of hours for £4. Not always open but worthwhile if...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Really interesting. The guide was very informative and in the living area the fire was burning and it felt like Mary Ann had just popped out. She had a tough life by modern standards. Great for kids to see.

Thank Petrani
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Read about this property in the hotel I was staying in nearby. So very glad I paid it a visit as it is wonderful example of how life was many years ago in rural Scotland when life was hard but simple without all the costly...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Well worth visiting. A glimpse into the past. V pretty cottage with original features. Helpful and knowledgeable guides.

Thank Jennifer U
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited during the summer season (NB it is only open June to September 2-4.30pm daily, currently £4/adult, £1/children aged 12-16) and found it a real privilege to be shown round by the dedicated volunteers who give up their time to share this unique part...More

1  Thank BigMamma35
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We last saw this cottage in 1990 when it was up for sale. My parents lived nearby and we wanted our own place so we could have somewhere to stay when we returned on leave from Hong Kong where we lived at the time. We...More

1  Thank Gill021
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 3 year old daughter and the lady who welcomed us gave us a tour, inviting our daughter to try items in order to explain how they worked. She 'role-played' our daughter (and us) through every area of the cottage; giving us...More

2  Thank jamie2404
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Brilliant contrast to Castle life presentations in nearby locations. Excellent display of rural life of Ordinary people, you can touch things, stand and stare and think back to your own childhood if you are 50 or older, regardless of where in Europe you lived those...More

Thank Andras49
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