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Well worth a visit.

Visited here while we were staying at Dunnet head caravan park. It's a little gem. People in... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Linda S
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Really interesting and very knowledgeable guides

Loved visiting this place - enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers shared lots of... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here while we were staying at Dunnet head caravan park. It's a little gem. People in charge were very friendly an informative. The whole history of the house is very interesting. Everything is so well kept and you felt you were stepping back in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Loved visiting this place - enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers shared lots of information and gave us fascinating insight into the tough lives of the crofters. We stayed far longer than expected, allow a good hour to hour and a half as there's lots to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

A local attraction which is run by enthusiastic volunteers who are happy to take you through the site. It is the actual home of Mary Anna and her husband and is a time capsule of local croft history in the area. It is as Mary...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

youre taken round by a knowledgable volunteer who explained the life of Mary Ann and how things changed (or didn't) with modern conveniences - fully recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank John M
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The owners of our B&B in Thurso recommended this place. Thoroughly enjoyed stepping back in time to learn about Mary Ann. The guides are extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and bring the story to life. Loved the smell of peat burning on the fire. 10 out of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DavidsonMrs
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting my parents last week, my partner, my mum, and I took a trip out to Mary Ann’s cottage, after many years of saying we would. It was fantastic. The place is unlike any other ‘living’ museum that I have visited, in that it is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly, this is not just a quick look around an old cottage, which is what we were expecting. We received an extremely informative and interesting tour by the very knowledgeable SUSAN, who made the experience a real pleasure. We were provided with a thorough background...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Rose S
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Dropped in when passing, not knowing what to expect . But what a completely delightful visit we had! Interesting, touching and personal. Brought to life by the two lovely guides in an informal, relaxed way but with superb detail and excellent local knowledge, willingly shared....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank John S
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jan H
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank falkirkglayva
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