NS1385 : Golden Gates at Benmore

taken 4 years ago, near to Benmore, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Golden Gates at Benmore
Golden Gates at Benmore
The gates were commissioned by James Duncan, who owned the estate from 1870 to 1889, and formed the main entrance to Benmore House from Glen Massan. They were made in Berlin and were exhibited at the 1878 Paris Universal Exhibition. By the early 1990s, a lodge by the gates had been demolished and changes to the boundary left them without a purpose. They were removed to prevent deterioration, and restored and re-erected after an absence of 10 years.
Benmore Botanic Garden :: NS1485

An outstation of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in Argyll, in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. A valley and mountainside woodland of ca. 45ha, with a world famous collection of plants from the east and the Himalaya to North and South America. Particularly impressive are a great avenue of 150-year old giant redwoods, the restored Victorian Fernery, the abundance of trees from northern and southern regions and magnificent rhododendrons and other plants of the Ericaceae.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Boundary, Barrier  Park and Public Gardens 
Primary Subject of Photo
Entrance 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 1376 8504 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.3181N 4:59.3911W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 1376 8507
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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