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I have visited this Mausoleum many times over the past few years but this is the first time since it's renovation by the national trust.
The renovation work has transformed what was a derelict monument back to it's former status.
The volunteers manning it's opening...More
We had a lovely walk in the wood followed by an interesting visit to the Mausoleum. It has been well restored, and our NT guide gave us lots of information about the history of the Darnley family. Not something that you’d spend all day doing,...More
Beautiful ancient knarley trees, Highland cow grazing and interesting mausoleum. However there was no way markers that we could see.
There was a map at the start and some arrows, once out of the Highland cow section.
There was also no information about the mausoleum,...More
Be prepared to walk. I guess around a mile each way. Small fee to pay for entrance, well worth the walk and the entrance free. A little
bit spooky and dog friendly. Check entrance times before you travel.
Seemingly in the middle of nowhere the Darnely Mausoleum stands on high ground in the remnants of what was a grand country estate. Managed by the National Trust and open most weekends. Free entry but donations welcome. Pleasant diversion when walking in the country park....More
It seems there is only one set of information about the Mausoleum, and that is about the Darnley family. Given that they owned the building, but gave little or nothing towards the cost of the restoration, one would expect more information. First, a board which...More
Having visited the woods and seeing the outside of the mausoleum for many years, it was very pleasant to see the inside having heard many stories about the local teenagers who have used it for illegal activity over the years. It is a shame that...More