The Dunmore Pineapple
Dunmore, by Airth, Stirling District
Yes, it IS a forty foot high stone pineapple on top of a building.
Built in 1761 as part of a garden retreat the building originally had hothouses along the front wall in which pineapples were grown, before the easy access to supplies in the likes of Tesco and Asda that can be bought today. And in cans as well, of course.
When the Scots build follies they don't hang about.
For those with an interest, part of the Pineapple can be rented out as a holiday home.
“ Where did you go on holiday this year? Where? A what? Look, it was a perfectly sensible question…”
This is a larger section from the top left of the above photograph showing that you can easily see Stirling Castle on the left and on the right the Wallace Monument. Not bad for over 7 miles away, is it?
A close-up section of the top photograph.
From ground level looking straight on to the entrance.
From ground level looking across the front and showing the wall against which there used to be hot-houses for the pineapple plants.
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