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Broughton House and Garden

Broughton House and Garden

 

 

Broughton House and Garden home of painter E.A. Hornel (a ‘Glasgow Boy’) from 1901 until 1933, and his sister Tizzy until her death in 1950. The house holds Hornel’s pictures, vast collection of artefacts and furniture. An extensive garden with all year interest. Research facility.

 

Right in the heart of Kirkcudbright, a pretty artists’ colony on the Solway Firth, this 18th-century Georgian house is the former home of Scottish painter E A Hornel, one of the Glasgow Boys.
Painstakingly preserved and recreated, Broughton House is  a living museum of Hornel’s life and work, packed to the rafters with his paintings and those of his contemporaries, as well as his vast library, which includes one of the world’s biggest collections of works by Robert Burns.
Nestled behind the house, backing on to the River Dee, is Hornel’s beautiful garden. Greatly influenced by his love of Japan, it’s a curious and colourful mixture of Eastern and Western horticulture and sculpture that is a delight to explore.

2019 OPENING: 29 March to 31st October, House & Garden 10am-5pm daily. See NTS web site for updates.

Crawick Multiverse

 

Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular artland, visitor attraction and events venue utilising landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by future generations.

Globally-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks transformed the site which opened in summer 2015. It links the themes of space, astronomy and cosmology, creating a truly inspiring landmark that will appeal to everyone from art enthusiasts and scientists to walkers and the wider community.

The site is cared for by The Crawick Multiverse Trust, a charity registered in Scotland (SCO39940). By visiting this extraordinary artland, you are helping maintain the Multiverse for current and future generations to enjoy. Thank you for your support.

The Striding Arches are a series of iconic red sandstone arches in an area of Dumfries & Galloway known as Cairnhead.

Nearest village is Moniaive from where the arches can be reached by driving about 7 miles along a narrow but highly scenic road.

All the arches are around 4 metres in height and are made from red Dumfries-shire sandstone. The Striding Arches have been created by local artist Andy Goldsworthy and has also created arches in New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

Many of the Striding Arches are on hill tops involving strenuous walks and some of the arches have no defined paths leading to them. full information can be obtained from the Striding Arches website.

Photo Credit – main image of Leaping Arch by David Baird.

 

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