The Pineapple, Scotland 🍍

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Regularly described as one of the most beautiful places in the world and a great place to enjoy, you can see why some people want to stay here. Sources: 0, 5

If you’re looking for a unique place in Scotland, the Pineapple House in Dunmore is a must. Unfortunately, before you enter the “pineapple folly,” you have to book a stay at the pineapple on the Landmark Trust website. If you book your stay with them through their website, then you can go to the customs of the pineapple. However, if you have booked your hotel stay at the Dunmore Pineapples, you cannot. Sources: 7, 16

Visit Dunmore Pineapple: If you see the Falkirk Wheel or the city itself on your next trip, here’s the planning. Don’t rely on Google Maps, or you might drive through random farmland like me. If the park around it is not actively managed, you can visit it, but it is overgrown with many fly-tippers. A trip to the Dunmore Pineapples for the night includes a walk through the houses and gardens. Sources: 7, 13

If you are heading further to Stirling, I suggest you make a short stop at Dunmore Pineapple to see some of the unusual buildings. Sources: 7

Under the direction of the National Trust of Scotland, there is a well-maintained garden with a number of private gardens and private rooms. Guests have access to the private garden, which leads up stairs to elegant rooms in the pineapple itself. Where the ground floor is high, there are stairs leading up, and then stairs leading down to the elegant room inside. Sources: 13, 15, 16

Once a car park, it is now the headquarters of the National Trust of Scotland and was once begged by the Scottish National Park Service and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Sources: 14

For my birthday a few weeks ago, I went to the National Trust of Scotland’s pineapple estate. Loch Lomond is only a short drive away, but it is a great and fascinating place to explore the area. If you want to experience something off the beaten track in Scotland, you’ll want to explore Pineapple and its surroundings for an interesting half day. I was lucky enough to spend some time here and learn why there is a pineapple in the middle of rural Scotland. Sources: 4, 13, 14, 16

In 1973, the Landmark Trust took over a long-term lease and restored the walled garden, which is now open to the public under the name NTS. The history of the pineapple, now managed by the National Trust of Scotland, is buried in the landscape, hidden behind walls and tested by excavations and investigations. The Landmarks Trust has restored what used to be an architectural madness, but now it and its surroundings are owned by the National Trust Scotland. In fact, it is open to the public and visitors are welcome to explore the walled gardens and forests. Sources: 2, 11, 15

In collaboration with the Landmark Trust, the pineapple has been restored to its former glory and can now be rented out as a holiday home to the Trust. The pineapple was built and its buildings were rented as holiday apartments, accommodating 4 people, as they have been restored in collaboration with Landmarks Trust. Sources: 6, 9

It is the first of its kind in Scotland and one of the few in the world, and the only one in North America, according to the Trust. Sources: 7

One stands out as a pineapple – a folly in the shape of a pineapple, which was planted near the village of Airth in Strilingshire. Inspired by the pineapple, an ornate stone pineapple is located in the middle of the eccentric building on the roof. The pineapple was built in a garden craze in the late 18th century by the fifth Earl of Dunmore in a keystone building dating from 1761 and forms a central point 45 feet above the ground with the garden in the middle. The pineapple is a stunning example of the stonemason’s craft, as it is not only a remarkably accurate representation of a pineapple, but also one of the most famous examples of stonemasonry in Scotland. Sources: 6, 7, 10, 12

The pineapple takes its name from its resemblance to a pine cone, but the first documented encounter with a European pineapple occurred in November 1493, when Christopher Columbus, on his first trip to America, struck and cut down in the Caribbean near the island of Hispaniola. European researchers seem to have used the word in reference to this wonderful folly built in Scotland. Sources: 3, 5

Determined to surpass anything he had seen in America, he built a pineapple that was 1.50 metres high, developed a taste for it and wanted to grow it in his walled garden. The letter makes him the first documented gardener to successfully grow pineapples in Scotland, which may be why he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1730. When the Narodaglia was built around 1761, the pineapple had cost a small fortune, but the later prime minister was clearly a big fan of pineapples. He had to ask his wife how much she thought it would cost, and it was a great show of wealth to have her eat it and walk around in his folly. Sources: 1, 5, 8, 14

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  1. Time for Scotland to grow its tourism and related businesses

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