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Visiting The Dunmore Pineapple Airth

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The popular Dunmore pineapple is a summerhouse in the form of a huge pineapple. It has a height of about 45 feet which was built in the year 1761 like a garden retreat for nearby Dunmore house. In addition to that, it is covered by a walled garden, an orchard, pond as well as a woodland. The strange structured Dunmore Pineapple was built like a summerhouse, by the 4th Earl of Dunmore. The sole purpose of having this structure built was to treat it as a viewing platform in order to experience the natural scenery around the place. As a matter of fact, the building looks like a gigantic structure which makes it really very large as well as a strange building which forms above a high stone wall. The lower part of the building is an ordinary neoclassical building but due to its formation, the structure converts into pure fantasy. The great Christopher Columbus carried the pineapples in 1493 to the European nation. Because of their shortage and striking appearance they instantly became a symbol of wealth, good taste and hospitality among the dignity. The pineapples were made use of an architectural symbols which made it quickly appearing on the gate posts as well as in the interior decoration, textiles, and furniture. The Earl of Dunmore worked as a Governor of Virginia colony. A tradition between the Virginia sailors is to is to keep a pineapple atop a gatepost to convey their return home from the sea. The Earl took a step further and than simply kept a pineapple on the gatepost as he constructed the entire building in the shape of the pineapple. Stone bothies were made on either side of the pineapple to serve as the quarters of gardeners. And there is no direct access among the bothies, so the gardeners had to go outside to go from one bothe to another.

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Dunmore Pineapple house - a place of the stunning example of the best craft

Dunmore Pineapple house - a place of the stunning example of the best craft

Walled Garden

Walled Garden

The walled garden has reserved the pineapple. The garden was built in the Scottish tradition far away from the house in order to acquire the benefit of the south facing slope. The Pineapple house, as well as its surroundings, are hoarded by the National Trust for Scotland and not only that but they also took a long rent in the year 1973 and they have even renovated all the buildings as well as the walled garden which is now accessible to the general public.

Cula-na-shee

Cula-na-shee

The word Cul na shee means the nook of peace. It is a simple bordered cottage which is well named. It was set in a stunning location on the Saddeell Bay which is on the east coast of Kintyre. This beautiful piece was constructed around the 1920s. The aim to build this house by the head of the school was to enjoy life after retirement. It is an amazing place to enjoy your holiday with the nature.

Ferryman’s cottage

Ferryman’s cottage

Ferryman’s cottage is a lovely light-filled house, it is once the property of a significant local figure. He is the ferryman whose work is to divest provisions from the coastal steamer and puffer.

Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower

By visiting this elegant place, the visitors get to experience the life of the 6th Earl of Mar as it was his dwelling place in the year 1715. The building gracefully depicts the art and craft of the 18th century.

The Battle of Bannockburn

The Battle of Bannockburn

It is a great place for the tourists who want to get the experience of the Battle of Bannockburn. They have made the use of the latest technology and 3D technology to give a life to Scottish history. It shows how the history of Scotland has modified after the war in 1314.

The Dunmore Pineapple Airth Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can book your tickets either offline or online.

How To Get Around?

There are 23 local buses running in the city which take the tourists to their destination. Not only that, the visitors can also get rented cars to travel peacefully across the town. To reach the Dunmore Pineapple you need to select the F16 bus which will drop you on the location.

What Should I Wear?

The clothing can be according to your comfort and is based on the climate also.

The Dunmore Pineapple Airth Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Dunmore Pineapple is in the spring that starts from the month of May. Even the summers as well as the autumn is among the best time to visit the house.

Currency

Pound

Will I Need a Guide?


How To Get There?

You can travel by bus to Dunmore Pineapple from Edinburgh and it takes 3hrs to reach the destination. You can travel by car on the way of sterling and it takes 40 min to reach the pineapple house. In the same way, if you travel by train or bus it takes 2hrs.

Additional Info

Behave in a friendly manner with the locals.

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