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This place is really excellent in every way. It has an excellent cafe with home baking and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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a lovely museum of local history

Very friendly staff, lots of different exhibits as well as some 'rooms' set up in period fashion... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Gilliane M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Glenesk DD9 7YT, Scotland
+44 1356 648070
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really excellent in every way. It has an excellent cafe with home baking and very good coffee at reasonable prices plus a wee gold mine of a museum which gives an excellent insight into how life was in the early 20th century...More

Thank keano23
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Very friendly staff, lots of different exhibits as well as some 'rooms' set up in period fashion with relevant artifacts ie cottage livingroom, kitchen, best front room - gave you a feel of stepping into the past. Also had numerous activities / quiz sheets for...More

1  Thank Gilliane M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Here’s a free museum that truly surprises on the upside. We spent a good 90 minutes going round and were fascinated by the well-curated exhibits that are largely of a bygone age of crofting communities. In the case of Glenesk, this area was once full...More

1  Thank foxbat
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

On the last day of our holiday, we decided to travel out to visit Glen Esk. Whilst driving up into the beautiful glen, We happened upon this little Gem. Although they don’t allow dogs inside, they were very friendly and produced a bowl of water...More

1  Thank PatMat
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely little museum to wander around followed by excellent soup and sandwiches.will definitely be back

1  Thank scott s
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went for a cuppy on Sunday afternoon and I had the best piece of Carrot Cake I've had for a very long time and my daughter had a vegan Apple and Cinnamon Scone which was fabulous. I managed to get a...More

1  Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Retreat is always worth a visit, the food is good and the staff helpful, a nice run out in lovely scenery

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

On the way to Mount Keen I first stopped to ask directions to the car park, and on the way back stopped for a snack. Both times the service was very friendly and helpful. The venison sausage on a roll and latte were excellent, and...More

Thank Andyb1987
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Follow the sign for Retreat Folk Museum, you will not be disappointed. Friendly staff, good food and history too. The scenery around the folk museum is lovely as well. Local history. Nice place. A must to visit.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We enjoyed seeing this family museum and felt very much at home in it. Well worth the visit. Do visit the tearoom too.

Thank Sonia C
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