McDougall Cottage, Cambridge

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#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Region of Waterloo
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  • McDougall Cottage is on the main street in Cambridge and worth a guided tour inside. Originally a labourers cottage, it contains the most spectacular hand-painted friezes (patterns along the top of wa...  more »
  • Great afternoon for our grand kids, and us. Fun, entertaining and educational. Some interesting history for all ages  more »
  • This little cottage was lived in by early settlers in Galt, and is now a small, lovely museum that occasionally hosts events such as Morris dancers, bagpipers, etc., and annually displays the Tiny Qui...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic Scottish cottage from 1858. English gardens surround the cottage, which is open for public viewing during certain times of the year. Tartan Tea occurs several times throughout the year (various themes, I believe all are Scottish based). The cottage is also open for general viewing, with restored ceiling friezes (painted ceilings). I believe it's volunteer run, so be kind when you visit! Also, they will sometimes have local musicians in playing traditional Scottish music (no, not always bagpipes!).
  • Tea time is a must try in this little cottage by the river :), attention to detail. history is important here and the live music is a terrific touch.
  • Fun and tasty high tea with scones and treats. Live fiddle music. Picturesque cottage and grounds.
  • Great place for children activities. Adult tea and music is wonderful. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Great atmosphere.
  • Wonderful! I recommend both the tour and the tea -- served with an assortment of tarts, sandwiches and cookies, that will make you want to go back for another relaxing afternoon! Beautifully decorated, and very cozy. There are often themed teas, my favorite being the one for Summer Solstice, which is served outdoors.
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