Snowdrop Festival: Craigengillian Estate, Ayrshire

February 21st, 2016 - February 21st, 2016

Craigengillan is peacefully set in a rugged landscape, about 14 miles from the sea. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enter the house through the stunning hallway built in 1905 to a design by celebrated French architect Jan Sen, and enjoy tea and scones in the enchanting drawing room and dining room. The estate has a fascinating history and its 3,000 acres are recognised by Historic Scotland in their Inventory of Designed Landscapes. The gardens are beautiful and include a sweeping lawn set among time honoured trees. After exploring the snowdrops, visitors will be able to visit the Observatory as it gets dark (approx. 5:30pm). The Resident Astronomer will give a presentation and, if the sky is clear, visitors will be able to star watch through the powerful telescope to find the Milky Way, shooting stars, planets, comets and maybe even the Northern Lights.

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£Please be aware of the need to pre-book. Adult, snowdrops only: £3. Adult, observatory only: £12, Child, snowdrops only, free. Child, observatory £4, Seniors , observatory only £8 (aged 65 and over) Tea, coffee and scone only £3 per person



Ayrshire & Arran

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Snowdrop Festival