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Worth a visit

This is one of the most strange places I've ever been! Loads of tat on sale & 'home baked... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Jane L
Slightly odd but worth a look

Called in briefly after visiting Easdale Island. The owners are really friendly but the shop... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Lee3232
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Spent the day at Ellenabeich and the island of Easdale & had a really good time, it's a very picturesque place and a fascinating window into how life was at the end of the 19th century. However, one of the highlights for me was neither...More

5  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

C. John Taylor is long dead and his empire has collapsed. Luss is lost, Oban is over and Inveraray is something witty beginning with 'i', but the mother church survives. Forget the cute scottie dogs, ignore the aprons and don't whatever you do try the...More

8  Thank Ubergeekian
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This barn of a shop has truly awful stock. It’s a throwback to the Scotland I remember in the 1960s and 1970s. I found it embarrassing to be there at the same time as foreign visitors. I don’t know what they must think!

3  Thank fmck49
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is one of the most strange places I've ever been! Loads of tat on sale & 'home baked' shortbread. The odd artwork is not for sale & is a bit freaky. A very strange place in the middle of a beautiful island. Go to...More

4  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband and I both walked around this 'gallery' open mouthed and speechless! If tat, shortbread and butter bars are your thing then this is the place to go. The walls and rather bizarrely some ceilings are covered in paintings (and I use the term...More

7  Thank TraceyA707
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Called in briefly after visiting Easdale Island. The owners are really friendly but the shop / gallery is slightly strange, with food mixed in with touristy items for sale on every shelf and every corner and strange original artwork on the walls. Worth a look...More

Thank Lee3232
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I honestly can't find words to describe the bizarreness of this experience. The never-ending gallery is piled high with trinkets and tea-towels. The art is the work of C John Taylor. He has a particular way of drawing the human face which means that all...More

4  Thank verona65
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Sorry not much to say about this just that we wouldn't bother wasting our time going again, it was like a mausoleum. It was a massive maze of rooms with some very dodgy art work ( hey ho - beauty in the eye of the...More

Thank chilledtraveller
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit just to corroborate the previous trip advisor reviews. Full of tat and weird music! Back to the 1980s.

Thank NatalieTea123
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The huge coach park may give a clue to where the main income for this strange spot comes from. The window displays then give an inkling as to what's in store - dusty plastic deer, dodgy plaster statues of Greek figures and faded tea towels....More

1  Thank penny025
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Amazed at some reviews as we have been here before. Took our friends on this visit and they loved it too. It's not your average tacky gift shop - this place has something for everyone. We bought a tweed bag and shortbread and our friend...More

2  Thank Thesecretcaravanners
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

There are some lovely local art and craft gift shops in the highlands and this isn't one of them ! Given the wealth of local talent and the beautiful hand crafted things you can buy in the area - west coast - it is a...More

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