Fodor's Expert Review Moat Brae and the Neverland Garden

Dumfries House/Mansion/Villa
Writer J.M. Barrie was a regular visitor to the Gordon family's grand Edwardian home at Moat Brae. The stories he told their children would eventually go on to become the tale of Peter Pan, and the house's on-site garden was the inspiration for Neverland. Today the garden has a replica of Captain Hook's ship, where kids can play. After coming perilously close to demolition, the house was saved and restored to its original state over several years, and the on-site center has been conceived as a National Storytelling Centre rather than simply a historical museum. It's meant to be a place where today's children can exercise their own imaginations. In the children's bedroom, Tinkerbell flies around the walls, and you can try to catch her.
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Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway  DG1 1EJ, Scotland


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