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grotto

1. a small cave, esp one with attractive features
2. a construction in the form of a cave, esp as in landscaped gardens during the 18th century

Grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.

Grotto

 

in architecture, a type of park structure (sometimes a pavilion) designed to resemble a natural cave and built and finished with material such as seashells, tuff, and sea rocks. Grottoes were particularly popular in garden and park architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries (in Russia, from the 18th century).

grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.
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The grotto is organised by Dumfries Devorgilla Rotary Club in partnership with Garden Wise and all the money raised from the grotto all goes entirely to local charities.
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See Santa in his magical grotto, travel through the fairy tale forest, ride Santa's sleigh train and meet the big man himself in his cosy log cabin, all children's grotto tickets receive a special token from Santa which can be taken to the gift shop to choose their own gift.
Father Christmas and Mrs Claus have arrived at Speke Hall this weekend, to welcome families into their traditional Christmas grotto.
The grotto, which resembles a partiallybuilt igloo, opened on Thursday this week and will be open every day from now until Christmas Eve.
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Situated on the coast road at Marsden, The Grotto is a unique venue with significant historical interest dating back to the 17th Century.
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