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Edinburgh and the Lothians Welcome to Edinburgh and the Lothians, where the buzz of Scotland’s capital city sits in perfect contrast to the peaceful tranquillity of the surrounding Lothians region. Whatever the weather or time of year, the city skyline always manages to impress. Old Town and New Town See the layout of the city from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, at the core of the Old Town. The Royal Mile runs downhill, with a large selection of places of interest on the way, including the Camera Obscura, Gladstone’s Land, St Giles Cathedral, John Knox House and many more. Atmospheric old ‘closes’ (alleys) run off the main street adding to the mystery of the Old Town. The New Town, built from the mid-18th century, lies to the north of the Castle and its story is told at the National Trust for Scotland’s Georgian House in Charlotte Square.

Cosmopolitan Capital Simply one of the most beautiful capital cities of Europe, the city has an accommodation choice to match, as

How to use this folder This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find leaflets and information on local attractions, followed by a new section on More Great Things to See & Do and Places to Eat. For information on attractions further afield, have a look at the national map and ‘Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland’ listing at the centre of this folder. This is followed by leaflets on other attractions, many of which may be within easy reach of where you are staying.

well as more restaurants per head of population than any other Scottish city. As host to the annual Edinburgh International Festival, the largest of its kind in the world, Edinburgh also has a rich and diverse cultural life, especially strong in museums and galleries.

A Close Encounter One of the best ways of getting to the heart of the city’s historical ambience is to join one of the guided walks. Some take historical themes, where you walk in the footsteps of the monarchs and soldiers who have passed along the Royal Mile. Others take a more sinister turn, with ghost tours and graveyard tours firm favourites! You can also tour the famous Mary King’s Close, a 17th-century complex of closes off the Old Town’s High Street, long abandoned and built over.

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Front cover photographs - Edinburgh Castle and Skyline from Scott Monument; Bus Tour passing Dynamic Earth; Boat Trip to Bass Rock;The Real Mary King’s Close. Background photograph - Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry.

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Green Space Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden is a place to pause and rest while exploring the city. ‘The Botanics’ is a popular resort for locals and visitors alike, throughout the year. Superb glasshouses, a magnificent rock garden, a major rhododendron collection plus a fascinating and densely planted Chinese Hillside exhibit are just some of the highlights in this display of at least 6% of the world’s known plants. Likewise close to the city centre is the wilder green space of Arthur’s Seat the city’s own mini-mountain, offering fine views of the Old Town skyline and the Palace of Holyroodhouse from Salisbury Crags. Walk round the park for a pint of beer at the Sheep’s Heid in Duddingston, tucked below the steep slopes.

Out in the Lothians The Lothians’ countryside rings the city and includes the high walks and trails on the Pentland Hills, as well as some fine coastline, especially around the John Muir Country Park by Dunbar. Linlithgow Palace, Rosslyn Chapel and Tantallon Castle are some of the area’s historic features, while the seaside

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communities of Gullane and North Berwick, with its fascinating Seabird Centre, are also popular little resorts. Other little red pantile roofed villages tucked into the edge of the Lammermuirs, such as Gifford, also make good excursions within easy distance of the city.

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Please double check dates of events before planning to visit. This is not a complete list of events - for further details contact local VisitScotland Information Centres.

26 March - 10 April: Edinburgh International Science Festival

23-26 June: Royal Highland Show

6 August: North Berwick Highland Games

2 July: Haddington Show

27 April - 8 May: Tradfest Edinburgh

9 July: Dalkeith Agricultural Show

13-29 August: Edinburgh International Book Festival

30 April: Beltane Fire Festival 29 May: Edinburgh Marathon & Half Marathon

15-24 July: Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival

3-5 June: Gardening Scotland

28 July - 28 August: Edinburgh Art Festival

11-19 June: Leith Festival

5-27 August: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

15-26 June: Edinburgh International Film Festival

5-29 August: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

21-30 October: Scottish International Storytelling Festival

5-29 August: Edinburgh International Festival

30 Dec.-2 January: Edinburgh Hogmanay

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7-11 September: Linlithgow Folk Festival 17 September: Scottish Half Marathon, Edinburgh

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Things to See and Do in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Leaflets for many of the attractions in Edinburgh and the Lothians can be found directly after this page. Locations are shown on the map opposite. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland; (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland Salisbury Crags

1 Kebabish Indian & Pakistani l Restaurant Taste a range of Flavours from across the Mediterranean, central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, in a comfortable, contemporary environment. EH11 2EZ Tel: 0131 337 3371. Email: info@ko-edinburgh.co.uk

2 Edinburgh Golf Centre l We stock major brands of clothing, shoes,

bags, waterproofs, clubs, balls, electric trolleys. Tax Free shopping non EU residents. 58 Dalry Road EH11 2AY T: 0131 337 5888. www.edinburghgolfcentre.co.uk

7 Kasturi Indian Restaurant l Haven for the connoisseur of gourmet Indian food. Fully licenced. A culinary experience to remember. 4 course lunch £7.95. Highly recommended by Trip Advisor and Daily Record. Open 12-2pm, 5-11.30pm. EH2 4RG Tel: 0131 228 2441. www.kasturi-ed.co.uk

8 Robert Graham Whisky & Cigars l Robert Graham est. 1874 is a premium whisky

and cigars merchant and an award-winning independent whisky bottler. Opened daily. Tel. 0131 226 1874, www.robertgraham1874.com, EH2 4AZ, 194 Rose Street.

3 Bagpipes Galore l Scottish Bagpipes from £90. Bagpipe supplies,

13 James Pringle Clearance Outlet at l Leith Mills Quality Scottish knitwear and gifts, whisky shop with free daily tastings. Homewares, lighting, golf shop and more. Discover your Clan and take home your tartan. Five minutes from the Royal Yacht Britannia. Open every day. Tel: 0131 553 5161. EH6 5JU

14 The Royal Yacht Britannia l Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction

(VisitScotland). Enjoy an audio tour, in 27 languages, of five decks of The Queen’s former floating palace. Free parking. Buses every 10 minutes from city centre. Tel: 0131 555 5566. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk EH6 6JJ

accessories, books, CDs & DVDs. Only 200 metres from Haymarket Station. Open 11am-5.30pm Mon - Fri, 12-4pm Sat. Tel: 0131 346 1111. EH12 5JZ Shop online at www.bagpipe.co.uk

4 The Indian Cavalry Club l The jewel in the crown of fine dining in

Edinburgh, with four distinctly different dining spaces offering something for each pocket and every palate. Open daily. Tel: 0131 220 0138. www.indiancavalryclub.co.uk EH3 7AF

9 The Indian Lounge l Established 1983, one of Edinburgh’s oldest

Indian restaurants, with award-winning cuisine. Using fresh ingredients, mixed with talented cooking, it’s clear to see why this place is great. Open 7 days. Tel: 0131 226 2862. EH2 3DT

10 Romanes & Paterson l Over 200 years of Scottish Heritage with one

of the finest retailers in Edinburgh and waitress served tearoom overlooking Princes Street and the castle. Tel: 0131 225 4966. Fax: 0131 225 9782. EH2 2DF Email: edinrandpl158@ewm.co.uk

5 Georgian House (NTS) l Experience the grandeur of Edinburgh’s New

Town. Enjoy dressing up in replica costumes and investigating the handling objects. New Servants Room in basement. Open Mar to Dec. Tel: 0131 226 3318. www.nts.org.uk EH2 4DR

beneath your feet and experience the chill of Polar Ice. Plus, 360° Dome Films shown exclusively in the ShowDome. EH8 8AS Tel: 0131 550 7800. www.dynamicearth.co.uk

11 Yes Sushi l Freshly prepared food, wide range of choices,

helpful and pleasant service, cozy Japanese atmosphere. Healthy food. Hot Pot and all you can eat Maki Sushi Buffet. Tel: 0131 220 1887. EH2 1EE www.yessushi.co.uk

12 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh l A world-leading Garden, home to one of the

largest plant collections and 10 magnificent Glasshouses. Visitor centre, restaurant, shop, events, exhibitions, guided walks. Free Garden entry. Open daily at 10am (excl 1 Jan & 25 Dec). T: 0131 248 2909. www.rbge.org.uk

6 Edinburgh Gin Distillery l Created with Scottish botanicals, our gin is

an ode to Edinburgh! Want to see where the magic happens? Visit us at 1A Rutland Place. Tel: 0131 656 2810. EH1 2AD www.edinburghgindistillery.co.uk

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15 Dynamic Earth l Feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes

16 Hamilton & Young l Hamilton & Young are Edinburgh’s famous

jewellery designers of The Royal Mile. Visit us to see our huge range of Celtic, Thistle and Mackintosh silver jewellery. Tel: 0131 558 2555. www.hamiltonandyoung.co.uk EH8 8BN

17 Cranachan & Crowdie l Unique Scottish food, drink and gift souvenirs,

including Harris Tweed, pottery, glass and an exclusive range of ex-whisky barrel glass holders. Hampers available. Open daily 11am-6pm. Tel: 0131 556 7194. 263 Canongate, Royal Mile EH8 8BQ. www.cranachanandcrowdie.com

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18 Wedgwood the Restaurant l Situated in Edinburgh’s oldest street. Why

not enjoy a sense of exclusivity at the quieter Holyrood end of the Royal Mile, fine dining without pretention. Tel: 0131 558 8737. www.wedgwoodtherestaurant.co.uk EH8 8BQ

19 Robert Graham Whisky & Cigars l Robert Graham est. 1874 is a premium whisky

and cigars merchant and an award-winning independent whisky bottler. Opened daily. Tel. 0131 556 2791, www.robertgraham1874.com, EH8 8AA, 254 Canongate.

27 St Giles’ Cathedral l Edinburgh’s High Kirk - at the heart of the

city’s religious life for over 1,000 years. Guided Tours, Views from the Tower, Shop and Cafe. Open all year. Tel: 0131 226 0674. EH1 1RE www.stgilescathedral.org.uk

traditional way, with their own workshop in the heart of Edinburgh. Bagpipes, chanters, reeds, CD’s etc. in stock. 27 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TA. Tel 0131 556 9607. www.kilberry.com

historical, 5 star attraction. Join an expert guide to explore deep beneath the streets and experience Edinburgh’s hidden past. Tel: 0845 070 6244. www.realmarykingsclose.com

29 Arcade Haggis and Whisky House l The only Haggis & Whisky House in Edinburgh

30 Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant l Exotic and well-crafted Nepalese & Indian

cuisine in the heart of the City. Your dinner is guaranteed to be memorable in this award winning restaurant. Cockburn Street, EH1 1BP. Tel: 0131 225 2832. www.gurkhacafe.co.uk

22 The Tappit Hen l Specialists in Celtic wedding rings and Scottish, Celtic, Mackintosh and heather designs. High quality gold and silver jewellery handcrafted in Scotland. Unusual gifts also on offer. 89 High Street, EH1 1SG. T: 0131 557 1852. www.tappithen.co.uk

23 Edinburgh Harley-Davidson l Get into Edinburgh Harley-Davidson,

Scotland’s premier New and Used HarleyDavidson Motorcycle dealership. Want to try out a Harley? We do rentals too! www.edinburghharley-davidson.co.uk

Conquer the award-winning Edinburgh Castle and get fired-up with the one o’clock gun or enjoy a picnic in the peaceful and picturesque surroundings of Linlithgow Palace. T: 0131 668 8999. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/explorer

37 The Scotch Whisky Experience l 5 Star. Marvel at The World’s Largest

31 The Edinburgh Dungeon l Experience the ultimate live action adventure through Scotland’s murky history with live actors, 2 awesome underground rides and thrilling special effects. Tel: 0871 423 2250. EH1 1DF. www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh

l Hop on - hop off and discover the best of 32 Edinburgh Bus Tours

Edinburgh with our five star tours. Whatever you want to do, we have a tour for you. 31 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ 0131 220 0770 | www.edinburghtour.com

38 Mr Wood’s Fossils l Edinburgh’s famous fossil shop. Established in 1987 by the fossil hunter Stan Wood, we’ve forged an international reputation for quality fossils, minerals, meteorites and jewellery. Tel: 0131 220 1344. EH1 1JY www.mrwoodsfossils.co.uk

39 Bill Baber Knitwear l The Baber Family’s beautiful collection of

natural sweaters in Irish Linen, gorgeous Spanish Silk and blissfully soft Merino. A unique range of Scottish Designer knitwear. Tel: 0131 225 3249. www.billbaber.com EH1 2JR

24 The Jazz Bar l Live, multi-genre, high-quality music every

single night in this atmospheric, multiple award winning venue, featuring jazz, blues, funk, acoustic and soul. Late bar nightly! www.thejazzbar.co.uk EH1 1HR

40 Cabaret Antiques & Curios l Cabaret is a wonderful treasure trove of

25 Highland Experience Tours 33 Royal Edinburgh Ticket l l We specialise in friendly groups/unique routes Explore Edinburgh’s royal splendours with this that offer the perfect way to explore and discover the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of Scotland. EH1 1RE Tel: 0131 226 1414. www.highlandexperience.com

36 Enjoy Historic Scotland with our l Explorer Pass

Collection of Scotch Whisky. Whisky Tour, Bar, Tastings & Shop. Over 300 Whiskies. Whisky and food at Amber restaurant. Tel: 0131 220 0441. EH1 2NE

21 Scottish Storytelling Centre and l John Knox House A Home for Scotland’s Culture, showcasing storytelling, theatre, traditional arts and workshops in a vibrant contemporary space, juxtaposed with the Royal Mile’s oldest mansion and the Scottish Reformation. T: 0131 556 9579 www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk EH1 1SR

Come and play in our unique, historic tower, packed with hands-on exhibits, amazing optical illusions and mind-boggling special effects. Fun for all ages. Tel: 0131 226 3709.

28 The Real Mary King’s Close l The Real Mary King’s Close is a unique,

providing over 100 whiskies and locally sourced food with an extend of warm Scottish welcome. 48 Cockburn Street, EH1 1PB. Tel: 0131 220 1297. www.arcadepub.co.uk

20 Kilberry Bagpipes l Kilberry makes Highland bagpipes the

35 Camera Obscura & World of l Illusions

unique ticket - 48 hours on all Edinburgh’s city tours plus entry to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Britannia. royaledinburghticket.co.uk

34 Gladstone’s Land (NTS) l Fine example of a 17th Century Merchant

house, showcasing high-rise living at the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. Open May to Oct. Tel: 0131 226 5856. www.nts.org.uk EH1 2NT

antiques, curios and a vast range of jewellery, with a basement full of antiquarian and childrens illustrated books. Open Tues - Sat 10.30-5.30. Tel: 0131 229 4100. 137 Westport, EH3 9DP

41 Gyle Shopping Centre l Gyle Shopping Centre in the West of the

City with free parking and late opening. Finest high street retailers under one roof. See gyleshopping.com Tel: 0131 539 9000.

26 Mercat Tours l ‘‘History is a damn good story, what it needs is

a damn good telling!” Explore our Old Town, Edinburgh Castle and exclusive Underground Vaults discovering the incredible secrets of our past… Tel: 00 44 (0) 131 225 5445. Enq: info@mercattours.com www.mercattours.com

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42 Newhailes (NTS) l Oppulent 17th century house telling the story of the Dalrymple family. Estate open all year round. House open Apr to Sept, by guided tours only. Tel: 0131 653 5599. www.nts.org.uk EH21 6RY

43 Inveresk Lodge Garden (NTS) l Hillside garden in the historic village of Inveresk entices visitors with its colourful herbaceous beds, attractive shrubs and old roses. Open all year. Tel: 0131 665 1855. www.nts.org.uk EH21 7TE

45 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot l (NTS)

49 Maid of the Forth Boat Trips/ l Inchcolm Ferry

Oldest mechanically working water driven mill in Scotland. Explorer packs available for families. Open May to Sept. Guided tours only. Tel: 01620 860426. www.nts.org.uk EH40 3DS

Cruise ‘n Relax boat trips on the Forth or Cruise ‘n Explore Inchcolm Island. Seals and Puffins, Evening Jazz/BBQ Cruises, Open Easter-October. Infoline 0131 331 5000. Book online at www.maidoftheforth.co.uk

46 Rosslyn Chapel l Explore over 550 years of history - discover

the Chapel’s ornate stonework and hear its story from our Guides. Open all year. Seven miles from city centre. Tel 0131 440 2159. www.rosslynchapel.com EH25 9PU

50 Dunfermline l Dunfermline, Ancient Capital of Scotland

within easy reach of Edinburgh, perfect day out, history, beautiful parks, theatre, shopping centre, festival events and outdoor activities. www.welcometofife.com

51 Royal Burgh of Culross (NTS) l Delightful royal burgh on north shore of the

44 Scottish Seabird Centre l 47 Malleny Garden (NTS) Control the cameras to see amazing wildlife in l Walled garden with a delightful collection its natural habitat. Discovery Centre, Seabird

Forth providing striking introduction to 16th & 17th century Scottish domestic life. Featured in “Outlander”. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01383 880359. www.nts.org.uk KY12 8JH

of old-fashioned roses and fine herbaceous borders. Open all year. Tel: 0131 449 2283. www.nts.org.uk EH14 7AF

Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Open all year. Tel: 01620 890202. www.seabird.org

48 House of the Binns (NTS) l Historic home of the Dalyell family, it contains

a fascinating collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain. Extensive landscaped parkland to explore. House open June to Sept, by guided tours only. Tel: 01506 834255. www.nts.org.uk EH49 7NA

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The Georgian House

Tel 0131 226 3318

EH2 4DR (in Edinburgh city centre at 7 Charlotte Square) This fine house, set in a fascinating 18th-century designed landscape, is something of a time capsule. Newhailes contains a fine collection of paintings, including portraits by Medina and Ramsay, and its library played host to many famous figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. Much original decoration and furnishings have survived intact, though worn, and visitors will see an untouched rather than immaculately restored house.

The Georgian House is a vivid re-creation of life in late 18th-century Edinburgh. Experience a taste of high society – and contrast this with the fascinating ‘below stairs’ life of the servants who made this elegant lifestyle possible. Children can dress up in replica Georgian costumes (and wear them as they explore the house if they like!), as well as handling replica objects, writing with quill pens and colouring in Georgian-themed sheets.

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Gladstone’s Land

Tel 0131 226 5856

EH1 2NT (477B Lawnmarket, on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, near the castle)

One of the favourite country retreats of the Stuart dynasty, Falkland Palace was the scene of Mary, Queen of Scots’ happy childhood years. Set in a charming village amid the gentle scenery of the Kingdom of Fife, the palace is a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Parts date from the reigns of James IV and James V between 1501 and 1541 and contain some of the most sumptuous rooms of their day. The palace is famous for its beautiful gardens and for the royal tennis court, built in 1539 and still hosting international championships.

Gladstone’s Land was the home of a prosperous merchant in the 17th century. It is authentically decorated and furnished to evoke Edinburgh’s Old Town nearly 400 years ago and visitors can admire remarkable painted ceilings, reconstructed shop booth and a fine collection of period furniture.

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Royal Burgh of Culross

Tel 01383 880359

KY12 8JH (off A985, 6m west of Dunfermline, 12m west of Forth Road Bridge and 4m east of Kincardine Bridge)

House of the Binns

Tel 01506 834255

EH49 7NA (off A904, 4m east of Linlithgow and 15m west of Edinburgh)

Relive the domestic life of the 16th and 17th centuries amid the old buildings and cobbled streets of this royal burgh on the River Forth. Explore the beautiful refurbished palace and garden, dating from 1597 and featured in the hit television series Outlander.

Home of the Dalyell family since 1612, the house contains a fascinating collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain revealing their lives and interests through the centuries. In the grounds, enjoy panoramic views over the River Forth.

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Newhailes

Tel 0131 653 5599

EH21 6RY (off A6095, 6m east of Edinburgh)

The Georgian House

Tel 0131 226 3318

EH2 4DR (in Edinburgh city centre at 7 Charlotte Square) This fine house, set in a fascinating 18th-century designed landscape, is something of a time capsule. Newhailes contains a fine collection of paintings, including portraits by Medina and Ramsay, and its library played host to many famous figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. Much original decoration and furnishings have survived intact, though worn, and visitors will see an untouched rather than immaculately restored house.

The Georgian House is a vivid re-creation of life in late 18th-century Edinburgh. Experience a taste of high society – and contrast this with the fascinating ‘below stairs’ life of the servants who made this elegant lifestyle possible. Children can dress up in replica Georgian costumes (and wear them as they explore the house if they like!), as well as handling replica objects, writing with quill pens and colouring in Georgian-themed sheets.

• Café • Shop • Picnic area • Events • Plant sales

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Falkland Palace & Garden Tel 01337 857397 KY15 7BY (on A912, 11m north of Kirkcaldy and 10m from M90, junction 8)

Gladstone’s Land

Tel 0131 226 5856

EH1 2NT (477B Lawnmarket, on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, near the castle)

One of the favourite country retreats of the Stuart dynasty, Falkland Palace was the scene of Mary, Queen of Scots’ happy childhood years. Set in a charming village amid the gentle scenery of the Kingdom of Fife, the palace is a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Parts date from the reigns of James IV and James V between 1501 and 1541 and contain some of the most sumptuous rooms of their day. The palace is famous for its beautiful gardens and for the royal tennis court, built in 1539 and still hosting international championships.

Gladstone’s Land was the home of a prosperous merchant in the 17th century. It is authentically decorated and furnished to evoke Edinburgh’s Old Town nearly 400 years ago and visitors can admire remarkable painted ceilings, reconstructed shop booth and a fine collection of period furniture.

• Shop • Plant sales • Picnic area • Events

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Royal Burgh of Culross

Tel 01383 880359

KY12 8JH (off A985, 6m west of Dunfermline, 12m west of Forth Road Bridge and 4m east of Kincardine Bridge)

House of the Binns

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EH49 7NA (off A904, 4m east of Linlithgow and 15m west of Edinburgh)

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Home of the Dalyell family since 1612, the house contains a fascinating collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain revealing their lives and interests through the centuries. In the grounds, enjoy panoramic views over the River Forth.

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Edinburgh Scotland’s premier Garden The Garden’s 10 magnificent Glasshouses have different climatic zones, from steamy tropics to arid desert, and are home to over 3,000 exotic plants from around the world.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR Tel 0131 552 7171 | www.rbge.org.uk

Tours | Café | Shop | Plant Sales | Open daily (except 1 January and 25 December)


Explore a world of plants

Directions and Access Easily accessible from the City Centre, just one mile north of Princes Street. The John Hope Gateway visitor centre is accessed via the West Gate, Arboretum Place (EH3 5NZ) and is served by the Majestic Bus Tour (0131 220 0770). The Garden’s East Gate (EH3 5LP) is served by local buses 8, 23 and 27 from the City Centre. The Garden welcomes those with specific needs. Assistance dogs welcome. See our Access Statement online at rbge.org.uk/accessibility.

Opening Times

Open daily from 10 am except 1 January and 25 December (Late opening on 21 June until 10.30 pm) Closing: January 4 pm; February 5 pm; March to September 6 pm; October 5 pm; November and December 4 pm Glasshouses last admission one hour before closing.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, founded in 1670, is a world renowned centre for plant research, conservation and education. Its four remarkable Gardens – the “Botanics” in Edinburgh; the mountainside Benmore in Argyll; Dawyck in the wooded hills of the Scottish Borders; and Logan on a Gulf Stream warmed peninsula in Galloway – differ in topography, soils and climate, enabling an exceptionally wide range of plants to be grown. Together they constitute one of the richest plant collections on Earth, with more that 15,000 species in cultivation.

Dunoon, Argyll PA23 8QU Tel 01369 706261 | www.rbge.org.uk/benmore Open daily 1 March to 31 October Admission charge applies

Garden Admission Free Glasshouse Admission: Adult £5.50, Concession £4.50, Under 16s free Prices include a small voluntary donation to the Garden. For prices excluding the donation, please see website rbge.org.uk

Discounts available for groups of 11 or more, providing payment is by a single transaction. Call 0131 248 2909 to pre-book.

Activities The Garden runs events throughout the year including family activities, guided walks and exhibitions. For a full programme call 0131 248 2909 or visit www.rbge.org.uk n Garden Guide tours depart from the John Hope Gateway daily at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm between April and October n Inverleith House for contemporary art exhibitions n The Terrace Café for light self-service refreshments n The Gateway Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea (also available for private events: contact 0131 552 1974) n The Botanics Shop for fine gifts, books and plants

Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 9ND Tel 01776 860231 | www.rbge.org.uk/logan Open daily 15 March to 31 October Admission charge applies

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SCOTLAND’S BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION

BRITANNIA Step aboard The Queen’s former floating palace and explore Britannia’s 5 decks, from the State Apartments to the onboard Rolls-Royce. Tea Room and Gift Shop. Buses from city centre every 10 minutes. FREE PARKING. FULLY ACCESSIBLE.

2nd Floor, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh | 0131 555 5566 | royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

Complimentary audio tour in 27 languages, plus British Sign Language tablet, Braille and Children’s tour.

Save time and book your tickets online, in advance at royalyachtbritannia.co.uk or 0131 555 5566 Please allow 24 hours before arrival. Britannia is owned and cared for by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust (registered charity SCO28070).


Follow in the footsteps of royalty and explore this floating palace with a fascinating audio tour of 5 decks. Discover how the Royal Family and 220 crew lived. See where the young princes, William and Harry, spent their summer holidays and where celebrities and world leaders were entertained, including Liz Taylor, Frank Sinatra, and Presidents Reagan, Mandela and Gorbachev. We suggest you allow up to 2 hours for your Britannia experience, or longer if you wish to visit our Royal Deck Tea Room.

2016 TIMES AND PRICES 2016 opening times

First admission

Last admission

10.00am

3.30pm

April, May, June, July, August, September

9.30am

4.30pm

October

9.30am

4.00pm

10.00am

3.30pm

January, February, March

November, December

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Last admission on 24 December is 2.30pm and 31 December is 3.00pm. 2016 prices (audio tour included)

ROYAL DECK TEA ROOM Enjoy stunning waterfront views, as our waiters serve speciality teas and coffees, delicious home-made soups, sandwiches and scones, all made on board in the Royal Galley.

A GREAT DAY OUT

Adult

£15.00

Senior citizen (aged 60+)

£13.50

Child (aged 5–17)

£8.50

Child (under 5)

FREE

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

£43.50

Student (with ID)

£13.50

Armed Forces (with ID)

£8.50

Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre offers a relaxed waterfront shopping and leisure experience for all the family. Our fabulous Gift Shop in Ocean Terminal sells exclusive Britannia souvenirs along with china, toys, gift food and nautical items.

GETTING HERE Britannia is only a short trip from Edinburgh city centre. Take the Majestic Tour Bus from Waverley Bridge, or Lothian Buses 11, 22, or 35 to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

FREE PARKING. FULLY ACCESSIBLE. Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Blue Car Park, Level E.

2nd Floor, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ 0131 555 5566 | royalyachtbritannia.co.uk


“Best British FAMILY Day Out”

Sophie Campbell

The Telegraph


Hot or not? Our heat-cam will show you who is ‘cool!’

COME AND PLAY in our historic tower packed full with a huge range of mind boggling exhibits, amazing optical illusions, pictures, puzzles and special effects that you can interact with and take part in. Extremely enjoyable, lots of fun for all ages, unforgettable, and completely different to anything you have experienced before. LIGHT FANTASTIC Gaze in wonder at our stunning holograms. These entrancing 3D pictures appear, change, then disappear. See how your eyes can be fooled with brilliant visual effects.

Become a child again as you play with our optical toys

Hear the magical cats sing

Get involved, play, touch everything!

You’ll love the rotating Vortex Tunnel’

See and feel sparks fly at the Giant Plasmaball

LA GALErIE mAGIQuE Venez jouer à chat perché avec votre ombre, serrer la main avec votre fantôme et découvrir un nouveau “moi” dans la machine de Protée, et encore bien d’autres activités tactiles.

Meet your Ugly Sister or your Siamese Twin

LA LumIErE FANTASTIQuE Vous ne pourrez être qu’en admiration devant ces extraordinaires hologrammes qui constituent la plus grande exposition européenne. EDImbOurG EN PHOTO Ne pas manquer cette fascinante visite intéractive d’Edimbourg dont vous découvrirez les multiples visages sous differents angles, grâce à la mise en place d’un espace tridimensionnel mais aussi d’un univers de pointe qui, grâce à des “caméoscopes” que vous pourrez régler vous-même, vous permettra de vous plonger au coeur de la capitale.

So many strange things to do, see, and take part in

Turn yourself into a monkey, a baby ...


EDINBURGH VISION Discover extraordinary views of Edinburgh from Victorian and 3D cityscapes to the most powerful viewcams which you control. Sheer enjoyment and surprises at every turn.

Capture your shadows – great fun!

Laugh lots as you see yourself in our magic mirrors Shake hands with your ghost!

MAGIC GALLERY Enjoy a whole gallery of wonderful things to see and do, full of mind blowing optical illusions. Chase the fish as you splash around in our virtual fishpond. Discover Fabulous photo the magic eye opportunities to pictSwap heads and WOW YOUR noses, and lots FRIENDS more hands on fun! See yourself shrink and grow

GALLErIA mAGICA Acchiappate la vostra ombra, stringete la mano al vostro fantasma, scoprite dei nuovi voi nella morfomacchina, ed altro divertimento interattivo.

mAGISCHE GALErIE Fangen Sie ihren Schatten, schütteln Sie die Hand ihres Schattens, entdecken Sie ein neues Selbst in der morphing maschine und viele andere Vergnügen.

GALErIA mAGICA Atrape su sombra, dése la mano con su fantasma, descubra su nuevo yo con la máquina morfeadora, y mucha más entretención a su alcance.

LuCE FANTASTICA Ammirate i nostri stupendi ologrammi, il numero più vasto in mostra in Europa.

PHANTASTISCHES LICHT Sie werden unsere sensationellen Hologramme in Verwunderung anstarren, die größte Ausstellung Europas.

LuZ FANTASTICA ud. mirará fijamente con admiración nuestros magníficos hologramas, la muestra más grande de Europa.

EDImburGO IN TELECAmErA Interagite con una gamma affascinante di immagini di Edimburgo dai panorami della città in 3 dimensioni alle più sofisticate telecamere dal vivo da voi controllate.

EDINburGH DurCH DIE kAmErA benutzen Sie eine faszinierende Ansammlung von bildern von Edinburgh, von 3D-Stadtlandschaften bis zu hochentwickelten live viewcams (kameras), die Sie selber steuern.

EDImburGO A TrAVES DE LA CAmArA Interactúe con una fascinante presentación de imágenes de Edimburgo, desde panoramas de la ciudad en 3D hasta vistas computarizadas más sofisticadas, que ud.puede controlar.

Get married, renew your vows or become best friends forever with the amazing 'AutoWed'

Find your way through the Mirror Maze

... or even change sex in the morph machine


The CAMERA OBSCURA SHOW The essential Edinburgh tour. If you only have time for one Edinburgh tour this is it! The Victorian ‘EYE IN THE SKY’ - For over 175 years the amazing Camera Obscura has fascinated visitors with its live moving panorama of the city. LIVE SHOW - You will be captivated by this unique experience as your guide entertains you with stories of Edinburgh’s exciting past. HANDS ON FUN - Spy on people and even pick them up in your hand!

Free Telescopes

Enjoy spectacular 360° rooftop panoramas. Spy on the city in superb detail through powerful free telescopes. Viewing panels identify all the sights.

LA CAmErA ObSCurA Depuis plus de 175 ans, cette “Camera Obscura” n’a pas manqué de fasciner ses visiteurs en les transportant dans chaque recoin de la ville. A votre tour de venir vivre cette unique et étourdissante expèrience, avec un guide qui vous fera découvrir les histoires du passé captivant que fut celui d’Edimbourg. Il vous suffira de pénétrer dans cette “chambre noire” où il vous sera possible d’ espionner vos semblables lilliputiens que vous pourrez même tenir dans votre main!

CAmErA ObSCurA Seit 175 Jahren hat die verblüffende Camera Obscura besucher mit ihrem lebendigen Panorama der Stadt fasziniert. Auch Sie werden von diesem einzigartigen Erlebnis gefesselt sein, während ihr Führer Sie mit Geschichten über Edinburghs aufregende Vergangenheit unterhält. kommen Sie herein, beobachten Sie menschen, und Sie können Sie sogar auf ihre Hand nehmen!

CAmErA OSCurA Da 175 anni l’incredibile Camera Oscura affascina il visitatore con il suo panorama in movim ento della città. Anche voi verrete incantati da questa esperienza unica mentre la vostra guida vi diverte con storie dello stimolante passato di Edimburgo. Venite dentro, spiate la gente e prendeteli anche in mano!

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CAmErA ObSCurA La increíble Camera Obscura ha fascinado a los visitantes durante 175 años con su panorama móvil y en vivo de la ciudad. ud.también será cautivado por esta experiencia única mientras su guía lo entretiene con historias del pasado de Edimburgo. ¡Entre y espíe a la gente, incluso cójala con sus manos!

Rooftop view of Edinburgh Castle

The ROOFTOP EXPERIENCE

Trip Advisor Attraction Awards 2013 #1 in Scotland #2 in the UK!

OuTLOOk TOWEr Venez découvrir des vues spectaculaires sur un champ de vision de 360° grâce à nos télescopes qui sont gratuits. bLICk übEr DIE DäCHEr Genießen Sie eine spektakuläre 360°Aussicht durch kostenlose Teleskope. VISTE DAL TETTO Gustatevi 360° viste spettacolari con telescopi gratuiti. VISTAS DESDE LA TErrAZA Disfrute de 360° de vistas espectaculares con telescopios gratis.

CAMERA OBSCURA GIFTSHOP Where shopping is fun! Our shop is a must with its fabulous range of highly unusual gifts, games, puzzles and holograms.

OPEN EVERY DAY April to June: 09:30 - 19:00 July & August: 09:30 - 21:00 September & October: 09:30 - 19:00 November to march: 10:00 - 18:00 Late opening during holidays. Admission Charge

Camera Obscura

CAMERA OBSCURA

Ne pas manquer notre boutique, où vous trouverez une gamme extraordinaire d’idées de cadeaux originales, ainsi que d’hologrammes fascinants. unser Geschäft ist ein muß mit seiner fabelhaften Auswahl an ungewöhnlichen Geschenkideen und aufregenden hologrammen. Il nostro negozio è una fermata immancabile con la sua gamma favolosa di idee regalo e fantastici ologrammi. No se pierda nuestra tienda que hay que ver con su fabulosa variedad de ideas para regalos y fascinantes hologramas.

Next to the Castle

Castlehill, The royal mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND. Tel: 0131 226 3709. Fax: 0131 225 4239 Email: info@camera-obscura.co.uk www.camera-obscura.co.uk Information en Français dans toutes les salles

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Discover 5000 Years of History Conquer the award-winning Edinburgh Castle and get fired-up with the one o’clock gun or enjoy a picnic in the peaceful and picturesque surroundings of Linlithgow Palace.

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1 Edinburgh Castle Postcode: EH1 2NG Tel: 0131 225 9846 Opening Hours: Open all year. 25 Mar30 Sep 9.30am-6pm, 1 Oct-31 Mar 9.30am-5pm

2 Craigmillar Castle Postcode: EH16 4SY Tel: 0131 661 4445 Opening Hours: Open all year Closed Thu & Fri during winter

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3 Dirleton Castle & Gardens Postcode: EH39 5ER Tel: 01620 850 330 Opening Hours: Open all year

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4 Linlithgow Palace Postcode: EH49 7AL Tel: 01506 842 896 Opening Hours: Open all year

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5 Tantallon Castle Postcode: EH39 5PN Tel: 01620 892 727 Opening Hours: Open all year

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go explore Historic Scotland cares for the very best of Scottish heritage including the country’s finest castles, palaces, abbeys and prehistoric sites. Whether you’re on a long holiday or short break, our Regional Explorer Passes are an easy and great value way to see over 77 fantastic historic attractions.

ADULT CONCESSION CHILD FAMILY

3 Day

£30.00

£24.00

£18.00

£60.00

7 Day

£40.00

£32.00

£24.00

£80.00

Edinburgh and the Lothians

Central and West

The Western Isles

1 Blackness Castle

33 Argyll’s Lodging

68 The Blackhouse, Arnol

2 Cairnpapple Hill*

34 Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace

72 69 Calanais Standing Stones and Visitor76Centre

3 Craigmillar Castle

35 Castle Campbell and Gardens

70 Kisimul Castle

4 Crichton Castle

36 Doune Castle

5 Dirleton Castle and Gardens

37 Dunblane Cathedral

6 Edinburgh Castle

38 Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel 

7 Linlithgow Palace

39 Inchmahome Priory

8 Seton Collegiate Church

40 Iona Abbey and Nunnery

9 Tantallon Castle

41 Stirling Castle

The Scottish Borders 11 Dryburgh Abbey

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76 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

42 Aberdour Castle and Gardens

46 St Andrews Cathedral

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16 Caerlaverock Castle

48 Edzell Castle and Garden

17 Cardoness Castle

49 Elcho Castle

18 Dundrennan Abbey

50 Huntingtower Castle

19 Glenluce Abbey

51 Lochleven Castle

20 MacLellan’s Castle

52 Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum

21 New Abbey Corn Mill

53 Stanley Mills

22 Sweetheart Abbey

54 St Serf’s Church and Dupplin Cross

23 Threave Castle

55 St Vigeans Sculptured Stones*

59 Duff House

28 Dumbarton Castle

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30 Glasgow Cathedral

62 Huntly Castle

31 Newark Castle

63 Kildrummy Castle

32 Rothesay Castle

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14 Melrose Abbey

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43 Dunfermline Abbey and Palace 45 St Andrews Castle

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The Kingdom of Fife

44 Inchcolm Abbey and Island

24 Whithorn Priory and Museum

72 Broch of Gurness

75 Maeshowe Chambered Cairn*

13 Jedburgh Abbey

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A Sensational Journey The Scotch Whisky Experience is a sensational journey through a replica distillery and The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky. With our expert guides and a range of tours to suit everyone you are sure to find your perfect dram.

Silver Tour (Ideal for families and first timers) ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. Duration 50mins.

Take a barrel ride through the production of Scotch whisky, discover the different aromas and enjoy a tasting within The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky.

Gold Tour (Get a real taste for whiskies)

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY Duration 90mins.

The Silver Tour plus membership of our Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society, which comes with four complimentary Single Malt whiskies or a whisky cocktail plus additional benefits.

Platinum Tour (A whisky lover’s dream) ONCE A DAY. Duration 90mins.

The Silver Tour plus a guided nosing and tasting of contrasting Single Malt whiskies followed by an extended viewing of The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky.

Morning Masterclass

Scotch Whisky Shop Our Whisky Shop stocks over 450 different Scotch malt whiskies, blends and liqueurs including limited edition and rare whiskies. Shop features include a specially researched and developed flavour map to help you choose your perfect whisky, a distillery interactive operating in 20 languages, pick ‘n’ mix whisky miniatures allowing visitors to create their own tasting pack and a luxury VIP whisky sales area with iPad Premium whisky Selector.

(Perfect for the true whisky enthusiast)

WEEKDAYS AT 10am. Duration 90mins. Enjoy a private viewing of The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky. Comparative tasting of one Blended, one Single Grain and two Single Malt whiskies. Nosing of new-make spirit.

View our film trailer – use your mobile to scan this code and watch our short film.

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Opening Times

7 days, 10am – 6.30pm (last silver tour 5.00pm) Extended hours during summer. Please check our website for seasonal times, or call us on 0131 220 0441. To book online visit www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk

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“An unbelievable meal, fresh Scottish food… I would go back in a heartbeat.”

TripAdvisor review Our very own Amber Restaurant is unique in its approach to providing great Scottish food matched with an amazing variety of Scotch whiskies. Amber Restaurant

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A Scottish blend of whisky and cuisine

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Whisky Bar & Coffee Shop

Taste of Scotland Tour

Our menu caters for all, offering the best of regional, seasonal Scottish ingredients. Choose from our famous Scottish Tapas to Scottish beef, fish, seafood and vegetarian dishes. With its own Whisky Bar we always have someone on hand to help you find the best whisky to match with your food (we also have a wine list!).

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Découvrez le mystère, l’histoire et le romantisme du whisky écossais et découvrez la plus grande collection de whisky au monde en visitant The Scotch Whisky Experience. Visites guidées dans quinze langues, notamment en français. Scoprite il mistero, la storia e il fascino romantico del whisky scozzese e visitate la più grande collezione di whisky del mondo alla Scotch Whisky Experience. Visite guidate sono disponibili in quindici lingue, incluso l’italiano. Entdecken Sie das Geheimnis, die Geschichte und die Romantik von schottischem Whisky und besuchen Sie die umfangreichste Whiskysammlung der Welt in The Scotch Whisky Experience. Führungen in fünfzehn Sprachen einschließlich Deutsch. Ontdek de mystiek, de geschiedenis en de romantiek van Schotse whisky en bezoek de werelds grootste whiskyverzameling in The Scotch Whisky Experience. Rondleidingen in vijftien talen, inclusief Nederlands. Visite The Scotch Whisky Experience, donde se alberga la colección de whisky más grande del mundo, y descubra el misterio, la historia y el romanticismo del whisky escocés. Disponibles visitas guiadas en quince idiomas, incluido el castellano. Descubra o mistério, a história e o romance do uísque escocês e visite a maior colecção de uísque no mundo, em The Scotch Whisky Experience (A Experiência do Uísque Escocês). Visitas guiadas em quinze línguas, incluindo Português. Познакомьтесь с тайнами, историей и романтикой шотландского виски и посетите крупнейшую в мире коллекцию виски «Центре шотландского виски». Экскурсии проводятся на 15 языках, включая русский.

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Open daily to Whisky to ur visitors and to the general pub lic

Coffee Shop Open daily from 10am.

Bookings Please call 0131 477 8477 online www.amber-restaurant.co.uk

The Scotch Whisky Experience 354 Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2NE How to get here We are located next to Edinburgh Castle, close to Waverley train station and there is both on street parking and a multi-story car park within a few minutes walk (see map). Edinburgh Tour buses stop close by and you can find details of local buses here www.lothianbuses.com.

Upptäck mysteriet, historien och romantiken bakom skotsk whisky och besök den största whisky-samlingen i världen på Scotch Whisky Experience. Guidade turer på femton språk erbjuds inklusive svenska. Odwiedź The Scotch Whisky Experience i zobacz najwiekszą kolekcję whisky na świecie. Odkryjesz historię, tajemnicę i romantyzm szkockiej whisky. Wycieczka jest dostępna w piętnastu językach, łacznie z jezykiem polskim. Faigh a-mach mu dhìomhaireachd, eachdraidh agus mu romansachd uisge-beatha na h-Alba agus tadhal air a’ chruinneachadh uisge-beatha as motha a th’air an t-saoghail aig Ionad-fiosrachaidh Uisge-beatha na h-Alba. Gheibhear tursan iùil ann an còig deug chànanan, nam measg a’ Ghàidhig. Seznamte se s tajuplností, historií a romantikou skotské whisky při své návštěvě největší světové sbírky whisek v muzeu The Scotch Whisky Experience. Prohlídky s průvodcem v patnácti jazycích včetně češtiny.

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Zoom in on amazing wildlife Control the interactive live cameras to see the wildlife of the Firth of Forth islands. Enjoy the Seabird Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Stunning seaside location close to Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. Visit www.seabird.org for news of seasonal events.

The Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS

01620 890202 www.seabird.org info@seabird.org

Images © Laurie Campbell / Rob McDougall / Charity number: SC025837

OPEN ALL YEAR DISCOVERY CENTRE · BOAT TRIPS · CAFÉ · GIFT SHOP


Different wildlife through the seasons Uncover the wonders of the Bass Rock, the world’s largest Northern gannet colony, view seabirds galore on the Isle of May, the largest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain, and even see seal pups born live on camera. In the award-winning Discovery Centre: – control the interactive live cameras to zoom in on the wildlife action – enjoy short talks by our expert team – watch nature films – explore the Flyway Tunnel, the Turtle & Ray Zone and the Scope Deck – let the little ones play in the Kids’ Zone and Kids’ Corner. Opening hours

Apr– Aug, daily 10:00– 18:00 Feb, Mar, Sep & Oct, Mon–Fri 10:00– 17:00, Sat & Sun 10:00–17:30 Nov – Jan, Mon– Fri 10:00– 16:00, Sat & Sun 10:00–17:00 Last admission to Discovery Centre and Seabird Café 45 minutes before closing. Open every day (except Christmas Day). Christmas opening times may vary. Full disabled access and facilities, children’s facilities and baby changing. Guide dogs welcome.

How to find us It’s easy – plan your journey with www.travelinescotland.com or call 0871 2002233. Environmentally-friendly is the way to go. Visit www.scotrail.co.uk or call 08457 550033. Present your ScotRail ticket at the Admissions Desk to get 20% off tickets to the Discovery Centre. The Centre is a short, pleasant walk from the station. T&Cs apply. By car, we are signposted from A1, north and south. Follow the signs for North Berwick. Parking available.

Discovery Centre admission prices

Adult £8.95 Child £4.95 Concession £6.95 Family tickets and group rates available Prices include a voluntary 10% donation which allows us to claim gift aid. Save money – become a member or buy your boat trip and Discovery Centre tickets together for a great day out at a special discounted price. Prices are correct at the time of going to print.

A charity dedicated to inspiring people to care for wildlife and the natural environment. ECF pulp sourced from carefully managed and renewed forests / ISO 14001 certified manufacturer / FSC Certified

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Enjoy a Cruise on the Forth plus the option to explore Inchcolm Island

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Maid of the Forth Edinburgh’s Top Boating Attraction

Its easy to get to South Queensferry from Edinburgh!

By Bus allow 30mins approx, Stagecoach bus No. 4o or 40a get off at South Queensferry Police Station, 10 min walk through historic village to Hawes pier. By Train only 15mins journey time! Departures every 20mins or less to

Dalmeny Station then a short walk down to our pier under the Forth Bridge.

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Open Top Viewing Deck Sail under Forth Bridges Explore Inchcolm Abbey Seals and Puffins Heated Saloon and Bar Evening BBQ Cruises

By Car from the city take A90 for the Forth Road Bridge and South Queensferry, then brown tourist signs for Inchcolm Abbey Ferry. Free Parking. Postcode for your GPS is EH30 9TD

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Book Online at www.maidoftheforth.co.uk or phone 0131 331 5000

or buy your tickets at our Pier Office and Shop on Hawes Pier, South Queensferry.


WILDLIFE ADVENTURE BOAT TOURS FROM SOUTH QUEENSFERRY OR NORTH BERWICK

Scotland’s original and largest adventure boating operators now have two bases in the Forth to quickly and safely whisk you to wildlife sites rated as the best in Scotland. David Attenborough went further and described the Bass Rock as “One of the wildlife wonders of the world!”

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NORTH BERWICK - ANSTRUTHER DAY RETURN EXCURSION TRIPS

As well as its popular Bass Rock trips our new Catamaran now offers you the exciting chance to explore the attractions on the opposite side of the Forth Estuary. Cross in the morning and return later the same day after a memorable time exploring Fife or East Lothian’s treasures. Timetable and booking online at www.seabird.org

Departures from South Queensferry (Hawes Pier) Cruise under the world famous Forth Rail Bridge and around the islands of the upper Forth. Sightings of Seals, Puffins, Terns and the occasional Dolphins as well as Island Fortresses and the historic Abbey on Inchcolm with the option to land and explore. Panoramic views of the Edinburgh skyline. We operate Ribs from here and provide waterproofs and lifejackets. Booking phone 0131 331 5000, or online at our web site at

www.seafari.co.uk

Departures from North Berwick Harbour We operate here in partnership with the award winning Scottish Seabird Centre and a visit to the Centre is not to be missed! The flagship of our fleet here is our brand new fast Catamaran “Seafari Explorer” Our trips from here can take you to the famous Bass Rock the world’s largest Gannet colony of over 200,000 birds or to land on the Isle of May with its huge colony of over 40,000 Puffins. New for 2016 is an express ferry service across the estuary to explore the attractions on the other side Booking phone 01620 890202 or online at

www.seabird.org

Advance Booking is advised for both sites. All major Credit Cards accepted (Except Amex)


Dunfermline

has what you are looking for….

History, spectacular landmarks, and outdoor activities for all interests …and you can be there in 30 minutes from Edinburgh

Dunfermline Abbey and Royal Palace

“Culross has a sense of tranquillity seemingly undisturbed by the passing of time. Perfect for Sunday afternoons.”

There are few places in Scotland with so many iconic landmarks, and so much history. Visit Dunfermline and West Fife and within a few hours you can discover the ancient capital of Scotland, visit the burial place of Robert the Bruce, the birthplace of international philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, marvel at the ancient architecture and history of Dunfermline Abbey, meander amongst the medieval streets of Culross (one of three local filming locations for US TV hit series Outlander), or imagine how they built the amazing cantilever spans of the Forth Bridge, a UNESCO world heritage site.

The majestic Forth Railway Bridge completed in 1890, sits alongside an the North Queensferry Light, where you can still light the lamp, and get a certificate.


Looking for a little exercise…….

Sailing at Lochore Meadows Country Park

West Fife has activities for all age groups visit www.welcometofife.com Dedicated cycle routes from family friendly trails to more challenging treks make Fife a great place to explore by bike. There are many sign-posted routes including stretches of the Coastal Path and the highly popular West Fife Way which runs for 11 miles from Dunfermline to Clackmannan. Highlights of the route include the Comrie Burn and cycling over the 8-arch Comrie Dean Viaduct. An interesting section of Fife’s 105 mile Kingdom Cycle Route goes from Inverkeithing through the densely wooded trails of Blairadam Forest.

Scotland’s National Waterski Centre

Thrilling British Touring Cars at Knockhill

To discover what you can do to-day and tomorrow visit www.welcometofife.com and click ‘things to do’. There is something for everyone. Motor enthusiasts can try their skills at the Knockhill Racing Circuit or travel down memory lane at the Vintage Bus Museum. You can enjoy the open space of Pittencrieff Park gifted to the town by Andrew Carnegie, a green oasis at the end of the High Street. And of course we have a wonderful shopping environment, classy shops, and popular brands, all within walking distance Whatever your idea of exercise – it can be found in and around Dunfermline. Music, Art and Drama can be found throughout the year at the many festivals, concerts, or theatre shows which are organised across West Fife. Bluebell woods, open air concerts, West End Shows, as well as Dunfermline’s vibrant year round music scene should guarantee that there is something for everyone. Come and see for yourselves!

For further information on activities in Dunfermline and South West Fife look for

www.welcometofife.com


More Great Things to See and Do Experience More : Tour | Café | Shop

Explore Edinburgh’s Hidden History on the Royal Mile

Imagine… The Stories They Could Tell Open Daily. Book Your Visit Now! Call 0845 070 6244 Or Visit: www.RealMaryKingsClose.com

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Bagpipes Galore One of the worlds’ biggest Bagpipe makers.

20 Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH12 5JZ

opposite the main tram stop

T: 0131 346 1111

Handmade in Scotland. Finest quality and sound. Sole manufacturer of Practice Pipes - from £97! Learn to play at home - Tutor Kits only £30! Open Mon - Sat 10.30-17.00

www.bagpipe.co.uk

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VISIT THE HOME OF EDINBURGH GIN TAKE A TOUR AND LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF GIN IN EDINBURGH AND… MAKE YOUR OWN GIN! OPEN DAILY 10AM-4PM 1A RUTLAND PLACE EDINBURGH, EH1 2AD 0131 656 2810 www.edinburghgindistillery.co.uk

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e are delighted to host guided tours and tastings by appointment Monday-Friday, from 12pm to 4pm. Saturday tours are also available on request. Tours last around 45-50 minutes and cost a mere ÂŁ10 a head. Please be aware that the office is not open on Saturdays.

See how hand crafted, small batch gin is made Sample our gins at different stages in the distilling process Enjoy a Pickering’s & Tonic from the gin tap at The Royal Dick bar Explore the labyrinth of exhibitions and events within Summerhall

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH9 1PL 0131 290 2902

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INDIAN GOURMET RESTAURANT

More than just a restaurant, it is a hidden gem on Edinburgh’s prestigious Royal Mile. The complete dining experience in warm and intimate surroundings.

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Lancers Brasserie Bengali & North Indian Restaurant

35-37 Shandwick Place (end of Princes Street) Edinburgh EH2 4RG

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Three separate dining rooms entice the sense with very different atmospheres in each room. As the sumptuous rosewood and beech of our interior complement the rich ingredients, so the delicacy of our herbs and spices complement the intricacies of our wines. 5 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5BA Tel: 0131 332 3444 & 0131 332 9559 www.lancersbrasserie.co.uk

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More Places to Visit... ...in the Rest of Scotland Overleaf you will find a map of Scotland together with a comprehensive list of ‘Things to See and Do across Scotland’. This is followed by leaflets for many of the attractions listed.

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Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland Each of the attractions listed below has a grid reference which relates to the map opposite (e.g. R20). The attractions are

ordered clockwise within each area. Leaflets for many of the attractions follow. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland

Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney and Shetland H11 Torridon (NTS) n Superb mountain scenery. Countryside Centre open April to Sept. Tel: 01445 791221. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2EZ

H12 Lochcarron Weavers Shop n Traditional Scottish Clothing, Knitwear,

Q5 The Castle & Gardens of Mey n The Queen Mother’s home in Caithness. Castle

and gardens open. Also animal centre, gift shop, tearoom and viewing tower. Tel: 01847 851473. www.castleofmey.org.uk KW14 8XH

Accessories, Tartans, Tweeds and made to measure kilts. April - End October Mon - Sat 9am-5pm. Winter - Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat by appointment. Tel: 01520 722212. lochcarronweavers@lochcarron.com IV54 8YH

collection, lemurs, meerkats and zebra. Chicks hatching weekly. Picnic area. Tea room and shop. Drumsmittal, just 5 minutes from Inverness across Kessock Bridge. Open 10am-6pm. Tel: 01463 731656.

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R5 M12 Orkney Islands - Day Tours from John O’Groats and Inverness

Fascinating day tours of the Orkney Islands leave John O’Groats and Inverness every summer morning. See Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, the Standing Stones and much more! Tel: 01955 611353. Book online at www.jogferry.co.uk

P7 Lhaiday Caithness Croft, Dunbeath n N9 Dunrobin Castle and Gardens n Wonderful displays of paintings, tapestries,

n The Highland’s only working perfumery, coffee H10 The Perfume Studio

shop with home-made food and stunning views, gift shop and landscape photography studios. Easter to end Oct - closed Mondays. IV22 2JL Tel: 01445 731618. www.perfume-studio.com

Birthplace, in 1802, of Hugh Miller, stonemason, eminent geologist, editor and writer. Discover giant fossils and hunt for mystery objects. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01381 600245. www.nts.org.uk IV11 8XA

M12 Black Isle Wildlife Park n Meet friendly animals. Delightful waterfowl

H10 Inverewe Garden (NTS) n Oasis of the North with exotic plants and trees from around the globe. New for 2016: Explore Inverewe House. Garden open all year. Visitor centre and restaurant open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01445 712952. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2LG

N11 Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & n Museum (NTS)

furniture, silver and ceremonial robes. Magnificent formal gardens. Pictish Stones, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Falconry displays (ring for details). Tel: 01408 633177. Email: info@dunrobincastle.co.uk www.dunrobincastle.co.uk

J13 Glen Affric (FCS) n Glen Affric has been described as ‘the most

beautiful glen in Scotland’. It contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. A special place to spend a day exploring. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

L14 Cruise Loch Ness n Explore the world famous Loch Ness. Daily

departures from Fort Augustus with a variety of tours from 1 hour cruises to 90 min exhilarating fast RIB trips, we have something for every age and budget. Sat Nav: PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366277. www.cruiselochness.com

K6 Smoo Cave, Durness n M6 Strathnaver Museum, Bettyhill n Q3 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village n K11 Rogie Falls (FCS) n Step back 5000 years and explore one of Europe’s Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road best-preserved historic settlements. See stone furniture, jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects left behind by Neolithic villagers. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic. There are lots of waymarked walks with seating at viewpoints overlooking the falls, and a bridge crossing the gorge near the falls. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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L13 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant n Multi-award Winning Whisky Bar with over 600 Malt Whiskies, Loch Ness Brewery Beer and Scottish Craft Spirits. Good Highland Food, served by friendly staff. Fiddler’s - a great part of your visit to Loch Ness. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

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L13 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition M12 Dolphin Spirit Inverness M12 Culloden (NTS) n n n Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a 5 Star Experience the wildlife of the beautiful Moray Firth, Experience the Battle of Culloden at this (VisitScotland) Attraction. Browse the Whisky, Nessie, Cashmere and Kiltmaker Shops. Ancestral Names. Loch Cruises, Cobbs Cafe and Restaurant. Tel: 01456 450 573. www.lochness.com IV63 6XP

L13 Highland Riding Centre n BHS approved. Family fun for all ages and abilities. Ride in the hills overlooking the sweep and mystery of Loch Ness! Splash through the bay! Children’s lead rides. Borlum, Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XN. Tel: 01456 450220. www.borlum.com

L13 Urquhart Castle n Explore the dramatic ruins of this great fortress.

Enjoy the panoramic views across the brooding Loch Ness, see fascinating artefacts and discover the turbulent history of this iconic stronghold. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

home to bottlenose dolphins, aboard the spacious Dolphin Spirit Boat. Tel: 0754 480 0620 www.dolphinspirit.co.uk IV1 1FF

interactive Visitor Centre. Tour the battlefield. Shop and restaurant. Open Feb to Dec. Tel: 01463 796090. www.nts.org.uk IV2 5EU

N11 Culbin (FCS) M12 Frankie & Lola’s n n Climb Hill 99, Culbin’s highest sand dune at While the kids rumble in the jungle with us in our Safari-themed softplay, parents can enjoy great coffee, homebaking and delicious food from our bistro. Tel: 01463 262362. IV2 6BZ. www.frankieandlolas.co.uk

M12 Eden Court n Each year Eden Court Theatre and Cinema

presents a programme of over 400 live theatre performances, 2000 cinema screenings and also offers the largest conference facilities in the area. Box Office: 01463 234234. IV3 5SA www.eden-court.co.uk

99 feet. Here, a state-of-the-art viewpoint will take you high into the treetop canopy. This trail has been designed as accessible for walkers of all ages and for wheelchair users. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

N13 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre n Situated on the A9 between Inverness & Aviemore. For opening times, tours, taste, DVD viewing. Tel: 01463 248144. Email: visitors@tomatin.com IV13 7YT

M12 n Q21 n M21 Highland Experience Tours n N12 Cawdor Castle & Gardens n We specialise in friendly groups/unique routes that Highland home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over offer the perfect way to explore and discover the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of Scotland. www.highlandexperience.com Inverness IV1 1HG Tel: 01463 719222. Edinburgh EH1 1RE Tel: 0131 226 1414. Glasgow G1 1QX Tel: 0141 221 3737.

600 years. Fine paintings, tapestries and furniture. Courtyard café, shops, nature trails, events. Open daily 1st May-2nd Oct 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

Looking east towards Nairn

Cairngorms, Aberdeen and Tayside P12 Logie Steading n Contemporary Art, Secondhand Books, Crafts,

Jewellery, Antique Furniture, Gifts, Farm & Garden Shop, Whisky & Wine, Heritage Centre and renowned Olive Tree Café. Logie House Gardens and River Findhorn walks. Tel 01309 611378. www.logie.co.uk

P11 Brodie Countryfare n A wonderful day out for all the family. Enjoy

top Womenswear, Menswear, Gifts & Interiors, Scottish Gifts, Toys, Foodhall & Deli and newly built Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

P11 Brodie Castle (NTS) n Ancient seat of the Brodies. Fine furniture,

porcelain and collection of paintings. Estate includes gardens, a nature trail and a children’s adventure playground. Open April - Oct. Tel: 01309 641371. www.nts.org.uk IV36 2TE

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Q11 The Glen Moray Distillery n A warm welcome awaits at this friendly and

informal distillery in Elgin. Tours, visitor centre and coffee shop, see our leaflet or visit www.glenmoray.com Tel: 01343 550900.

Q11 n S19 n S24 Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere n Visitor Centre

Experience the world of luxury. Take a mill tour, enjoy our beautiful shops and browse our latest collections before sampling delicious local food in the coffee shop. Open all year. Tel: 01343 554099. IV30 4AF. Tel: 01334 472216, KY16 9JG. Tel: 01450 360549, TD9 8AA. www.johnstonscashmere.com

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Q11 Baxters Highland Village n Visit our speciality foodhall stocked with Baxters

products, and also our gift, whisky and cook-shops, plus museum. Enjoy our famous pancakes in the restaurant. Tel 01343 820666. www.baxters.com

Q11 WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre n See the Moray Firth Bottlenose dolphins wild and

free. Visit our Centre in Spey Bay, interactive exhibition, icehouse tours, binocular hire plus café, shop. Call 01343 820339 for details. IV32 7PJ. www.whales.org/scottishdolphincentre

Q12 Glen Grant Distillery & Gardens n The only Malt Distillery named after its founding

owners. Discover the story behind Single Malt Whisky as it Should Be. Take a leisurely stroll in our beautifully restored Victorian Garden. Tel: 01340 832118/123. www.glengrant.com AB38 7BS

Q12 The Glenlivet Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Enjoy a FREE standard

distillery tour of the world famous single malt located in Speyside. We also offer specialist tours and tastings. Coffee Shop and Gift Shop. Open 14 Mar to 11 Nov. T: 01340 821720. www.theglenlivet.com

T13 Pitmedden Garden (NTS) n Spectacular garden with thousands of colourful

P15 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) n Large estate in the heart of the Cairngorms

T14 Forests of Aberdeenshire (FCS) n Explore Aberdeenshire’s unique landscape,

Q13 Tomintoul Gallery n Gallery/studio of batik fine artist Jane Lannagan.

annual bedding plants that make up an elaborate summer spectacle. Museum of Farming Life - great for kids. Open May to Sept. Tel: 01651 842352. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7PD

fascinating forts, follies, ancient standing stones and incredible wildlife. Walk to the top of Scolty Hill and discover the General Burnett Monument or visit Cambus O’ May for fantastic views of Deeside. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

T14 Castle Fraser & Garden (NTS) n One of the most spectacular of the Castles

National Park. Look out for Red Deer, Golden Eagles and other spectacular wildlife. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01339 720163. www.nts.org.uk AB35 5YJ

Original work, prints, cards. Also paintings by local artists, ceramics, glassware, metalwork and turned wood. Interesting tasteful gifts. Tel. 01807 580458. www.tomintoulgallery.co.uk AB37 9HA

P13 The Speyside Centre n Family run attraction with Gift Shop, The Wee

Whisky Shop, Whisky Tasting Room, Garden Centre specializing in heather, Exhibition, Antiques, Red Squirrel/ Bird watching area, Play Area & famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant. Tel: 01479 851359. PH26 3PA

of Mar. Fine furniture, paintings and great hall. Walled garden. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01330 833463. www.nts.org.uk AB51 7LD

T14 Drum Castle, Garden & Estate (NTS) n Discover the unique castle, beautiful Garden

of Historic Roses and children’s adventure playground. Currently hosting art from Aberdeen Art Gallery. Open April to Sept (garden until Oct). Tel: 01330 700334. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5EY

Q12 Aberlour Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Offering bespoke exclusive

RSPB Scotland nature reserves

Offering quiet enjoyment or a great family day out, explore, discover and enjoy some of the wildest and most beautiful areas of the UK with RSPB Scotland. rspb.org.uk T: 0131 3174100.

N13 Landmark Forest Adventure Park n Rollercoaster, watercoaster, Wonder Wood,

whisky tours & tutored tastings for the whisky connoisseur - check leaflet for opening times throughout the year. T: 01340 881249. www.aberlour.com

the ‘Lost Labyrinth’, ‘parachute jump’, 2 aerial rope courses, ‘Bamboozeleum’, climbing wall, Tree Top Trail, shop, restaurant and more. PH23 3AJ Tel: 0800 731 3446. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

R12 Strathisla Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Discover the craft of whisky

making and the art of blending at this historic distillery, est. 1786. Enjoy great whisky tours and specialist tastings at the Home of the world famous Chivas Regal blended whisky. Gift Shop. Open 14 Mar to 11 Nov (call for winter opening). T: 01542 783044. www.chivas.com

T14 Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate n (NTS)

Impressive 16th century castle with magnificent interiors and painted ceilings. Colourful gardens and estate to explore, cafe and shop. Open all year. Tel: 01330 844525. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5QJ

N14 Macdonald Aviemore Resort n 5 restaurants, bars, fresh baking, Costa coffee. Fully supervised children’s activities, Leisure pool with wave machine and waterslide, 3D cinema, soft play. Luxury brand shopping, championship golf course. Tel: 0844 879 9152. www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Aviemore

T12 Fyvie Castle (NTS) n Superb castle with 5 towers, dating from 13th

century. Fine collection of portraits including works by Batoni, Raeburn, Romney and Gainsborough. Beautiful grounds, a 1903 racquet court, bowling alley. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01651 891266. www.nts.org.uk AB53 8JS

N14 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks n Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails. T15 Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool n Splashy, healthy FUN for kids and adults, whatever the weather! Swim in clean seawater heated to 29˚C. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site café, kiddies’ paddling pool. Open 28 May - 4 Sept 2016. www.stonehavenopenairpool.co.uk or tel 01569 762134 (in season). AB39 2RD

Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Also corporate/group packages, training. Rothiemurchus Tel: 01479 812345. PH22 1QH www.quadtreksaviemore.com

T15 Dunnottar Castle n Visit dramatic and evocative Dunnottar Castle,

T12 Haddo House (NTS) n 6 miles west of Ellon. Designed in 1732 by William Adam. Terrace garden and large country park to explore. Shop and tearoom. Open April to Oct. House: guided tours only (pre-booking necessary). Tel: 01651 851440. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7EQ

S13 Leith Hall Garden & Estate (NTS) n Typical Scottish laird’s residence brimming with

a ruined cliff top fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. Open all year (weather permitting). Tel: 01569 762173. www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk AB39 2TL

N14 Rothiemurchus Q14 Balmoral Estate n n Activities on land, water and in the air at “one Scottish home to the Royal Family. Castle Ballroom with photographic exhibition, gardens, grounds and displays. Audio tour in five languages. Balmoral Collection gift shop & large coffee shop. Tel: 013397 42534. www.balmoralcastle.com

of the 100 Most Amazing Places in the UK”. Loch an Eilein voted “U.K.’s Best Picnic Site”. 1 mile from Aviemore. Tel: 01479 812345. www.rothiemurchus.net Rothiemurchus, by Aviemore, PH22 1QH

family treasures. Military Museum and Fine Collection. Garden with many flowering trees, shrubs, roses and fruit, open all year daily. Hall open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Tel: 01464 831216. www.nts.org.uk AB54 4NQ

S13 Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS) n Discover the history and legends of Bennachie.

Learn about the colonists of the 1800’s and see the Maiden Stone, a 10-ft high Pictish gravestone. Closed Mondays. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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P14 Glenmore Forest Park (FCS) n Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the

impressive pinewoods and the spectacular Loch Morlich make this a must visit destination. The visitor centre and cafe are a great place to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. www.forestry.gov.uk/glenmoreforestpark

N16 Linn of Tummel (NTS) N18 Crieff Visitor Centre n n Peaceful woodland walk. Home to a rich variety of Home of Caithness Glass wildlife. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5NP

N16 Queen’s View Visitor Centre (FCS) n The new visitor centre has been designed to

complement the famous view - a sweeping vista which takes in Loch Tummel. There’s also a welcoming cafe and splendid gift shop. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

P14 CairnGorm Mountain n Journey up Scotland’s only funicular railway! Admire stunning scenery on a guided walk or mountain bike descent and enjoy delicious dishes at the UK’s highest restaurant. Save 10% when you buy your funicular ticket online using the code f0ld3r. www.cairngormmountain.org / 01479 861261.

N17 Highland Safaris n Winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in

Scotland. Red Deer & Barn Owl Encounter, 4 x 4 Safaris, Café and Shop, Gold Panning Centre, Walking and Biking trails. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

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N14 Loch Insh Watersports & Boathouse Restaurant

Wildlife Passenger Boat (12 seater), Watersports, River Trips, Ski Slope, Archery, Fishing, Bikes. Hire/instruction. 3 Play Areas for Children, Lochside trail. Restaurant, bar, gift shop. Wheelchair access. Tel: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com PH21 1NU

N17 Red Deer Centre n From the shelter of the Red Deer Barn, stroke, feed and photograph these magnificent animals with our Safari Ranger. Meet our Barn Owl in a hands-on demonstration. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

n Set in the majestic Cairngorms National Park, N14 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers 200 acres and is home to over 200 amazing animals from polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas. Open year-round. highlandwildlifepark.org.uk T: 01540 651 270

N17 Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery n Discover Dewar’s authentic Scotch experience

- tour the distillery and warehouse, explore the heritage exhibition and sample a wee dram. Shop and cafe on site. Open all year. Tel: 01887 822010. PH15 2EB

M14 Highland Folk Museum in n Newtonmore

Step back into highland history at our award winning 80 acre site complete with 1700’s Township,1930’s sweetie shop (with all your favourites), working croft and much much more. Open Easter to end October. Tel: 01540 673551. PH20 1AY

L15 Quad Bike Tours n Quad biking, off road buggies and 4x4 experiences

N17 The Scottish Crannog Centre n Experience the Iron Age - life over the Loch

circa 500BC. Artefacts, exhibition, guided tours, light refreshments, craft events and gift shop. 2016: open daily 26 March - 31 October. Tel: 01887 830583. Email: info@crannog.co.uk www.crannog.co.uk Kenmore PH15 2HY

n Situated on the A9 eleven miles North of Pitlochry n it comprises Country Clothing Halls, Cashmere Hall, Country Living Department, Fishing Tackle Shop, Foodhall, Restaurant and Gallery. Tel: 01796 483236. Open 7 days. PH18 5TW

M17 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) Walking routes for both the experienced and for families. Site open all year, daily. Tel: 01567 820988. www.nts.org.uk FK21 8TY

N18 Tay Forest Park (FCS) n You’ll discover legends about demons and dragons, saints and queens. You’ll follow woodland walks that give you spectacular views of the mountains and lochs that make this part of Scotland so memorable. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

N18 Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre n Set in 100 acres of beautiful Perthshire, N16 Killiecrankie (NTS) n Beautiful wooded gorge near site of Battle of

Killiecrankie, 1689. Visitor centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5LG

the dramatic Black Linn Falls. Near Dunkeld. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk PH8 0HX

Q18 Branklyn Garden (NTS) n Small but magnificent garden with an impressive

collection of rare and unusual plants. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01738 625535. www.nts.org.uk PH2 7BB

Q18 Cairn O’Mohr Winery n Free tastings of our delicious award-winning fruit

wines and cider, fermented from local fruits, leaves and flowers. Seasonal tours and cafe. Open daily. Tel: 01821 642 781. www.cairnomohr.co.uk PH2 7SP

House contains a museum of J. M. Barrie’s achievements, and houses a Peter Pan display with willow crocodile and Peter Pan playroom. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01575 572646. www.nts.org.uk DD8 4BX

set in 50,000 acres of private Highland Estate. Mountain tracks, forest, waterfalls, & castles. Tel: 08450 945513. www.quadbiketours.co.uk

N16 The House of Bruar

P17 The Hermitage (NTS) n Woodland walk to Ossian’s Hall overlooking

R17 J. M. Barrie’s Birthplace Kirriemuir n (NTS)

M14 The Harris Tweed Shop n Iconic Harris tweeds, Designer, Classic and

Traditional clothing along with stunning accessories for Ladies and Gents. Come and visit. Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DD www.harristweedshop.com Tel: 01540 670188.

Watch glassmakers at work, then have a go at creating your own paperweight or glass painting (Mon-Fri). Also Restaurant, Gift Shop & Garden Centre. www.crieff.co.uk PH7 4HQ Tel: 01764 654014. Open 7 days. Free parking.

Auchingarrich offers a varied selection of animals, a hatchery, indoor and outdoor play areas, soft play barn, family fishery and Torlum Coffee Shop. A great day out for all the family.

S16 House of Dun & Montrose Basin n Nature Reserve (NTS)

Impressive Georgian House, overlooking Montrose Basin, set in formal gardens. Explore courtyard buildings, woodland walks and a recreated Victorian Walled Garden. House open Apr to Sept, by guided tours only. Tel: 01674 810264. www.nts.org.uk DD10 9LQ

S17 Barry Mill (NTS) n Last water-powered meal mill to work in Angus,

once producing oatmeal and animal feed. Regular milling demonstrations. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01241 856761. www.nts.org.uk DD7 7RJ

R18 Overgate Shopping Centre n Overgate is Tayside’s leading shopping destination. Home to more than 60 fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home and leisure brands including Debenhams, H&M, Next and Primark. www.overgate.co.uk

R18 ScotKart Indoor Karting and n Combat City

Just off the A90 Kingsway ring road, Dundee, guaranteed racing whatever the weather on 40MPH Karts, PLUS Scotland’s largest indoor laser tag arena for all the family. Tel: 01382 624510. DD2 4SH www.scotkart.co.uk

R18 Leisure & Culture Dundee n Award-winning museums, art galleries, a wildlife

centre, leisure & sports centres, golf courses and much more - just some of our amazing attractions in Dundee! www.leisureandculturedundee.com

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West Highlands and Islands D12 The Three Chimneys Restaurant n Retreat, Eat, Sleep. Come and discover our iconic

G14 Duisdale House Hotel & Restaurant J16 Nevis Range Mountain Gondola n n 2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for evening dining All seasons attraction, scenic ride to 650m beside

D12 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens n Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the chiefs

F14 Duncan House Fine Jewellery Gallery n and workshop

Scottish restaurant with rooms. Find us on the shores of Loch Dunvegan in the wilds of north west Skye. www.threechimneys.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1470 511258. IV55 8ZT

of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Open 1 April 15 October, 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). Open by Appointment 16 October - 31 March. Tel: 01470 521206. www.dunvegancastle.com

D12 Skyeskyns 5 star Exhibition Tannery n and Showroom

Visit Scotland’s only exhibition tannery. Discover leather-making skills. See unparalleled range of natural and specialist lambskin fleeces, sheepskin and woollen clothing and accessories. Open all year, daily 10-6 (5:30 winter). Tel: 01470 592 237. www.skyeskyns.co.uk

D12 Visit Waternish n Visit Waternish, for great food and drink, a variety of fine arts and crafts, breathtaking natural beauty and scenery, wonderful wildlife and a warm welcome. www.visit-waternish.co.uk

F12 Stardust Boat Trips n Spectacular scenery & wildlife, witness the White

Tailed Sea Eagle in flight, dolphins, seals, whales and & many other sea birds. Tours from PORTREE harbour (IV51 9DD) from £18. Booking advisable. www.skyeboat-trips.co.uk T: 077 98 74 38 58 / 077 95 38 55 81.

H12 Attadale Gardens n 20 acres of outstanding water gardens with Monet bridges, old rhododendrons, unusual trees, fern collection, conservatory, kitchen garden and sculpture with views of Skye. Tel: 01520 722603. www.attadalegardens.com IV54 8YX

n Voted ‘Best Wildlife Experience in UK’, Daily G13 Seaprobe Atlantis

Telegraph. All the Scenery & Wildlife, above & below the waves. Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Otters, Seabirds, WWII Shipwreck, Fish, Jellyfish & more. Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AE. T: 01471 822 716. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

- light snacks, lunches and traditional afternoon teas - modern Scottish cuisine. Private luxury yacht offering daily sailing April to September. www.duisdale.com Tel: 01471 833202.

Outstanding jewellery and knives by Garth Duncan artist and master goldsmith. Original designs handmade by Garth here in his shop on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Tel: 01471 866 366. www.duncan-house.com

F14 AquaXplore & Island Cruiser n Exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing adventures to the remote Small Isles. Regular sightings: whales, dolphins, sharks, puffins, eagles, seals. Fantastic value from £25. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

F14 Bella Jane Boat Trips n Experience the Unforgettable. Loch Coruisk, the

Armadale Castle and Museum of the Isles. Gift Shops and Restaurant. Open 7 days April October 9:30-5:30 (last entry 5pm). IV45 8RS. Tel: 01471 844305. www.clandonald.com

F14 Ragamuffin: On the pier@Armadale K17 Glencoe and Dalness (NTS) n n Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous Spectacular mountain scenery and some of gifts. Summer 9am - 6pm 7 days. Winter Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm. Tel: 01471 844217.

G15 Western Isles Cruises n Sail with us to the most remote part of the

n The Kylerhea otter hide is in a spectacular location with fantastic views across to Glenelg and the Kintail mountains. Observe wild otters and other animals in their natural environment. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

G13 Isle of Skye Ferry n A great day out! Take the original ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye for your chance to see eagles, otters, seals and dolphins. No need to book. Open Easter to mid October.

H16 Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) n At head of Loch Shiel, with views of Glenfinnan

Viaduct. Monument to the final Jacobite Rising. An exhibition in the Visitor Centre tells the story of the ’45 and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Cafe and picnic area. Open Apr - Oct. Tel: 01397 722250. www.nts.org.uk PH37 4LT

n PH33 7JL. One family’s amazing collection of

beautiful crystals, rare gemstones and ancient fossils collected from around the world. A real eye-opener! Tel: 01397 772283. www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

H18 The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Oban n A great family day out in the stunning surroundings of Loch Creran! We’re home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland’s leading seal hospital. www.visitsealife.co.uk/oban or call 01631 720386.

G19 Seafari Adventures (Oban) n Exceptional marine wildlife tours to Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins, whales, seals, eagles. Also Whale-watching, Day tours to Iona & Staffa. Whirlpool Specials for the adventurous. www.seafari.co.uk/Oban Tel. 01852 300003. PA34 4RF

G18 Duart Castle, Isle of Mull n J16 Snowgoose Mountain Centre n Explore the breathtaking 13th century, island Adventure breaks, courses & guiding. Try kayaking & canoeing on lochs, river & sea, dinghy sailing, high mountain walking, summer & winter climbing. Paddlesports gear hire. PH33 7JH Tel: 01397 772467.

J16 n G15 The Jacobite Steam Train n Fort William to Mallaig (return). Voted “The

world’s greatest railway journey” for four years in succession by Wanderlust Magazine. Runs: Monday to Friday (weekends in high season) May October. Departing 10.15 and 14.30.

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the finest walking and climbing country in the Highlands. Visitor Centre and cafe. Open all year. Tel: 01855 811307. www.nts.org.uk PH49 4HX

highlands and take in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. www.westernislescruises.co.uk Tel: 07939 386330 - 01687 462233

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G13 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (FCS)

indoor ice wall. Cafe, bar & shop. Rock and ice climbing instruction. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

G14 Clan Donald Skye n Visit our 40 acre Woodland Garden, ruins of

scenery. Visit the Great Glen for world class biking & walking trails or have a flutter at Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

of Glomach. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01599 511231. www.nts.org.uk IV40 8HQ

J16 Ice Factor n Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure. World’s biggest

seals, the dramatic Cuillins with Skye’s premier classic boat trip. Trips from £16(1.5hr), £22(3hr). Choice of time ashore. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

J15 Forests of Lochaber (FCS) n Explore some of Highland Scotland’s most dramatic

H14 Kintail & Morvich (NTS) n See the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Falls

Ben Nevis. Mountain walks, restaurant & bar, excellent mountain biking & winter ski area, ropes courses, tubing slide. Open daily 9/10am - 5/6pm (closed mid Nov-mid Dec). 01397 705825. PH33 6SQ nevisrange.co.uk

home of the Clan Maclean. Stately rooms, museum, dungeons, tearoom & shop. Coastal walks. Summer events calendar. Open 3rd April (Sun-Thurs) then daily 1st May - 18th Oct. T: 01680 812309. duartcastle.com PA64 6AP

F17 Mull Eagle Watch (FCS) n Mull is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy

unique and spectacular views of white-tailed sea eagles. Advanced booking essential for viewing hide visits, tel. 01680 812 556 (open April - Sept). www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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H19 Arduaine Garden (NTS) n Coastal garden with a collection of plants

and flowers from around the world. Coastal viewpoint and flower garden. Open April - Sept. Tel: 01852 200366. www.nts.org.uk PA34 4XQ

J19 Inveraray Jail n Face the Judge in the magnificent Courtrooom,

K18 The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum n World famous self-service restaurant, licensed

J19 Argyll Adventure n Horse Riding, Pony Rides, Riding Lessons,

J20 The Cowal Peninsula n Arrive by the quick and frequent ferry from

meet the Warders, get locked up, join the Prisoners, try out the cells and sample the punishments. Open all year. (01499) 302381. www.inverarayjail.co.uk PA32 8TX

with good home-made food. Specialist shops for outdoor clothing, whisky, food & gifts. Petrol station. See leaflet for more details. Tel: 01838 400271. FK20 8RY

J19 Argyll Forest Park (FCS) n This magnificent stretch of mountains, lochs

and glens was the first designated Forest Park in the UK. Enjoy the numerous waymarked trails for a walk or leisurely cycle. www.forestry.gov.uk/argyllforestpark

J19 Inveraray Castle and Garden n Headquarters of Clan Campbell since early 15th

century, rebuilt in 18th century. Fine furniture and paintings. Gift shop. Tearoom. Open 1st April 31st October. Tel: 01499 302203. www.inveraray-castle.com PA32 8XE

Paintballing, Paintball Range, Crossbow Range, Laser Blast, Climbing Walls, Bungee Trampoline, Cafe and Picnic Area. Tel: 01499 302611. PA32 8XT

J19 Argyll Holidays n 8 stunning parks offering beautiful scenery and a

range of accommodation and activities. Whether you’re looking to relax or for adventure, there’s something for everyone. Contact: 0845 459 9772 or www.argyllholidays.com

Gourock or drive via Loch Lomond. Visit the website for full information. www.visitcowal.co.uk

J20 Benmore Botanic Garden n Magnificent mountainside 120 acre Garden with

dramatic scenery. Steeped in history, it is home to a world-famous plant collection and unique Victorian fernery. Café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 1 Mar - 31 Oct. Tel: 01369 706261. www.rbge.org.uk/benmore

H21 Portavadie, Loch Fyne n Sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne, Portavadie

is a hidden gem set amid stunning scenery. As well as a world-class marina, it offers accommodation, restaurants, new Spa & Leisure Experience, shopping, kayaking, bike hire and more. T: 01700 811075. www.portavadie.com

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South East Scotland Q24 Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve (NTS) n Q21 The Scotch Whisky Experience n A paradise for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and 5 Star. Marvel at The World’s Largest Collection walkers. Enjoy dramatic views of the 60m waterfall - the 5th highest in the UK. Open all year. Tel: 07713 786230. www.nts.org.uk DG10 9LH

of Scotch Whisky. Whisky Tour, Bar, Tastings & Shop. Over 300 Whiskies. Whisky and food at Amber restaurant. Tel: 0131 220 0441. EH1 2NE

Q21 Camera Obscura & World of Illusions n Come and play in our unique, historic tower, packed with hands-on exhibits, amazing optical illusions and mind-boggling special effects. Fun for all ages. Tel: 0131 226 3709.

Q23 Dawyck Botanic Garden n Dawyck is a five star Garden with one of

Scotland’s finest tree collections, renowned for its woodland walks and seasonal displays. 65 acres. Visitor centre, exhibitions, café, shop. Free parking. Open daily 1 Feb to 30 Nov. Tel: 01721 760254. www.rbge.org.uk/dawyck

Q23 Tweed Valley Forest Park (FCS) n Glentress Peel is the stunning gateway building

for the Forest Park. Facilities include a cafe, bike hire & shop, wildlife viewing, walking & biking trails. www.forestry.gov.uk/glentress and www.7stanesmountainbiking.com

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Q21 Edinburgh Castle Q21 Maid of the Forth Boat Trips/ n n Don’t miss Scotland’s Number 1 visitor attraction. Inchcolm Ferry See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, One O’clock Gun and more. Book online for fast track entry at www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

Q21 n M21 Robert Graham Whisky & Cigars n Robert Graham est. 1874 is a national premium whisky and cigars merchant and multi awardwinning independent whisky bottler. Edinburgh 0131 556 2791, Glasgow 0141 248 7283, shop online www.robertgraham1874.com

Cruise ‘n Relax boat trips on the Forth or Cruise ‘n Explore Inchcolm Island. Seals and Puffins, Evening Jazz/BBQ Cruises, Open Easter-October. Infoline 0131 331 5000. Book online at www.maidoftheforth.co.uk

S19 The British Golf Museum n The British Golf Museum has re-opened. 5 star

museum with stunning new galleries, shop selling official Open merchandise and 80 seat Café at the Museum. Tel: 01334 460046. KY16 9AB www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk

Q20 Deep Sea World n Scotland’s national aquarium features the UK’s

longest underwater tunnel, 12ft sand tiger sharks, seals and over 2,000 incredible creatures. Tel: 01383 411880. www.deepseaworld.com

R18 Tentsmuir (FCS) n Whether on bicycle or foot, there are many

Q21 The Royal Yacht Britannia n Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland).

Enjoy an audio tour, in 27 languages, of five decks of The Queen’s former floating palace. Free parking. Buses every 10 minutes from city centre. Tel: 0131 555 5566. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk EH6 6JJ

different routes for you to explore at Tentsmuir. Follow the seashell path along the dunes for sea, sand and seals, or explore deeper into the forest where roe deer and red squirrels live. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

P20 Royal Burgh of Culross (NTS) n Picturesque royal burgh on north shore of the

Forth providing a striking introduction to 16th & 17th century Scottish domestic life. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01383 880359. www.nts.org.uk KY12 8JH

Q19 Falkland Palace & Garden (NTS) n 16th century royal palace set in a medieval village.

R19 Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock n Hickory Golf (NTS) Edwardian mansionhouse filled with antiques and fine paintings. Play Edwardian style hickory golf and explore the impressive garden with colourful borders and sunken rose garden. Garden open all year. House Apr to Oct. Tel: 01334 653127. www.nts.org.uk KY15 5PB

Former country residence and hunting lodge of the Stuart kings and queens including Mary, Queen of Scots. Includes the oldest royal tennis court in Britain. Open March to Oct. Tel: 01337 857397. www.nts.org.uk KY15 7BU

Q21 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh n A world-leading Garden, home to one of the

S19 Kellie Castle & Garden (NTS) n Fine 14th century castle with magnificent plaster

largest plant collections and 10 magnificent Glasshouses. Visitor centre, restaurant, shop, events, exhibitions, guided walks. Free Garden entry. Open daily at 10am (excl 1 Jan & 25 Dec). T: 0131 248 2909. www.rbge.org.uk

ceilings and painted panelling. Arts and Crafts Garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01333 720271. www.nts.org.uk KY10 2RF

n Famously the Home of Golf, Fife’s coastline is R19 Fife… Discover the perfect escape

laced with beaches and picturesque villages. Vivid reminders of Fife’s historic importance are evident in our castles, palaces and abbeys and you’ll enjoy sampling the fabulous natural larder. www.welcometofife.com

P21 Linlithgow Palace n Step inside this former royal residence and

birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots where the water fountain once flowed with wine and monarchs celebrated great occasions. Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful Linlithgow Peel. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

R19 Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar n Deer, birds of prey and wolves combine with a

treetop walkway and adventure playground for a great family day out! Great shopping and coffee shop. Open every day. Tel: 01337 810391. KY15 4NQ

S20 Scottish Seabird Centre n Control the cameras to see amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Discovery Centre, Seabird Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Open all year. Tel: 01620 890202. www.seabird.org

S21 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot (NTS) n Oldest mechanically working water driven mill in Scotland. Explorer packs available for families. Open May to Sept. Guided tours only. Tel: 01620 860426. www.nts.org.uk EH40 3DS

U21 St Abbs Head National Nature n Reserve (NTS)

Spectacular clifftop scenery with a wealth of wildlife. Nature Centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01890 771443. www.nts.org.uk TD14 5QF

South West Scotland R26 Gretna Gateway Outlet Village n One minute from the M6/M74/A75, Gretna

Gateway – quality brands, outlet prices all year round, 50 stores, 5 cafes and ample free parking. Tel: 01461 339028. www.gretnagateway.com DG16 5GG

Q26 Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace (NTS) n Thomas Carlyle, influential writer and historian,

was born here in 1795, and the house is furnished in contemporary style. Open June to Sept. Tel: 01576 300666. www.nts.org.uk DG11 3DG

N27 Rockcliffe (NTS) n Pretty stretch of coastline, which is home to a

variety of birds, flowers and butterflies. Open all year. Tel: 01556 503702 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

N27 Threave Estate (NTS) n Magnificent 64-acre garden, with colourful displays

all year round. Also explore Threave House and the wider countryside estate. House open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Shop, restaurant, visitor centre open all year round. Tel: 01556 502575. www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

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N27 Broughton House and Garden (NTS) n This was the home and studio of artist EA Hornel and contains many of his works. From the studio, gaze out to the enchanting Japanese inspired garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01557 330437. www.nts.org.uk DG6 4JX

M27 Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre n offer adventure and recreational activities for all the family in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway. Open all year, booking essential. Cafe on site. Tel: 01557 840217. DG7 2ES www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk

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L27 Creetown Gem Rock Museum n A beautiful and inspiring collection of gemstones, crystals, minerals and fossils this extensive collection has many world class exhibits. Quality gift shop, working silversmith/lapidary and tea room serving home baking. DG8 7HJ Tel: 01671 820357. www.gemrock.net

J28 Logan Botanic Garden n Five star Logan is Scotland’s most exotic Garden,

warmed by the Gulf Stream. Spectacular collection of southern hemisphere plants. Conservatory, visitor centre, café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 15 Mar to 31 Oct. Tel: 01776 860231. www.rbge.org.uk/logan

n UK’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ with 300 square miles K26 Galloway Forest Park (FCS)

of mixed landscape to explore! Recently re-developed visitor centres at Clatteringshaws, Glentrool and Kirroughtree with stunning views, waymarked trails and fantastic cafes offering local produce. www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark

K25 Souter Johnnie’s Cottage (NTS) n Home of John Davidson, village souter (cobbler) in Kirkoswald, the original Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01655 760603. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8HY

K24 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) n With fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, enjoy a perfect day out for all the family. Explore the brand new play area, Adventure Cove. Open all year (Castle: April to Oct). Tel: 01655 884455. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8LE

J23 Woods of Arran (FCS) n Giants’ graves, waterfalls, red squirrels and much

more await you in the woods of Arran. Waymarked walks provide the perfect background to enjoy the scenery, wildlife and history of ‘Scotland in miniature’. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

J23 Brodick Castle & Country Park (NTS) n Spend a day exploring the garden and large country park. Superb silver, porcelain and paintings. Floral and woodland gardens. Castle open April to Oct; Country park open all year. Tel: 01770 302202. www.nts.org.uk KA27 8HY

n Visit Wilsontown and discover how family disputes P22 Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS)

and bad management finally led to the ironworks closing in 1812. There is not much left of the ironworks, but there are lovely walks, plenty of birds and butterflies and wildflowers to enjoy. www.forestry.gov.uk/wilsontown

L20 The Scottish Wool Centre n Daily demonstrations and shows including dog

and duck on from April to October. Clothing for all the family, food hall and gifts. Whisky shop and Restaurant. Tel: 01877 382 850. FK8 3UQ

L19 Ben Lomond (NTS) n Exhilarating walks and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01360 870224. www.nts.org.uk G63 0AR

L19 Loch Katrine n - a special experience for everyone. Cruises on the classic steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ and on ‘Lady of the Lake’. Cycle Hire, Restaurant and Gift Shop. Sailings Year Round. Tel: 01877 376315/6. www.lochkatrine.com

L21 Antartex Shopping Village n High street fashions, golf, Cashmere and knitwear,

homewares, food & gifts, whisky shop with free tastings! Restaurant serving full meals or snacks Free Parking, Open every day. Tel: 01389 752 393. G83 0TP

L20 Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium n Take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones. Over 1500 creatures including Scotland’s only giant Green Sea Turtle! www.visitsealife. co.uk/Loch-Lomond or call 01389 721 500.

L20 Sweeney’s Cruises, Loch Lomond n 4-Star Loch Cruises operating from Balloch village

N20 Blair Drummond Safari Park n Drive through Animal Reserves, Chimp Island,

Sea Lion Shows, Bird of Prey, Adventure Playground, Restaurant & much more. FK9 4UR T: 01786 841456. www.blairdrummond.com

and Loch Lomond Shores complex. Open all year offering 45min, 1&2 hour cruises, waterbus services and private charters. Tel: 01389 752376. www.sweeneyscruises.com info@sweeneyscruises.com G83 8SW

L20 Cruise Loch Lomond n Scenery, Wildlife, Live Commentary, Outdoor

L24 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum n (NTS)

Interactive Museum holding the most important Burns collection in the world. Site includes cafe, shop, Burns Cottage, Burns Monument and Garden. Alloway, Auld Kirk, Brig o’Doon, all nearby. Site open all year. Tel: 01292 443700. www.nts.org.uk KA7 4PQ

Adventure & Bike Hire ~ join one of our award winning cruises. Departures from Tarbet, Luss, Inversnaid and Rowardennan. Tel: 01301 702356. www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk

L20 Glengoyne Distillery n Glengoyne is open all year for distillery tours,

tastings, in-depth masterclasses, blending sessions and superb whisky shop. Glengoyne is situated on the A81 close to Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond. Tel: 01360 550254. www.glengoyne.com

L24 Heads of Ayr Farm Park (Scotland) Ltd n Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling n Fun and adventure for all the family. Meet lots L20 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS)

of animals, play on jumping pillows and bumper boats, explore Camelot Castle, Buccaneer Bay and our giant indoor soft play. www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk KA7 4LD

wooded hills and sparkling lochs. The best place to start your forest adventure is from the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle with stunning panoramic views from the cafe. www.forestry.gov.uk/qefp

M24 Cumnock Factory Outlet n Ayrshire’s best shopping experience featuring

N20 Stirling Castle n Step back in time to Renaissance Scotland and

meet the characters of the Royal Stewart Court. Enjoy the magnificent artistry and stunning surroundings of this iconic castle. www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk T: 01786 450000.

N20 Alloa Tower (NTS) n Beautifully restored and furnished Tower House.

Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01259 211701 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk FK10 1PP

N20 Battle of Bannockburn (NTS) n The Visitor Centre harnesses 3D technology

to let you experience the famous battle in 1314 like never before. Open all year. Book online in advance at www.battleofbannockburn.com Tel: 01786 812664. FK7 0LJ

clothing, homeware, cookware and gifts from over 50 quality brands. Car & Coach parking is available. Open 7 days. www.cumnockfactoryoutlet.co.uk Tel: 01290 421 121. KA18 3AL.

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Visit the Moray Firth Dolphins Made all the more enjoyable by the stability and space of our fully accessible ‘Dolphin Spirit’ boat. This purpose built boat provides supreme comfort for up to 75 passengers on two decks, with a heated inside cabin. Your personal guide provides commentary on all the fantastic wildlife that can be seen in the beautiful Moray Firth, with tales of local history and folklore. With a bit of luck we hope to introduce you to our pod of two or three resident dolphins plus any passing visitors!

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The 5 star British Golf Museum sits at the heart of the home of golf, just 67 yards from the famous Old Course. The Museum reopened in June 2015 with remodelled galleries and gift shop and an exciting new café on its rooftop. Café at the Museum offers the best views of the famous Old Course and the best scones in town. In the 25 years since opening the British Golf Museum has informed and entertained thousands of visitors from around the world with its ever growing collection and hands-on learning activities. Listen to what some of our visitors have to say: Brilliant trip through golf history! Really enjoyable! - Dallas Tx Excellent exhibition! Wonderfully displayed. Thanks - Surrey Fantastic tearoom. Great whisky fruit cake - Fife Best Museum I have ever visited! - New Jersey

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Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AB Tel: 01334 460046, Fax: 01334 460064

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Our gift shop now sells official Open Merchandise year round making it a unique retail experience in St Andrews. We have an extensive range of golf gifts, museum bespoke merchandise, cards, toys and much more. CAFÉ AT THE MUSEUM is now open on the Museum roof. Delicious food with a Scottish flavour prepared daily. Enter via the Terrace stairs from Golf Place or through the downstairs reception area. CAFÉ AT THE MUSEUM is available to hire for private functions and parties. Our dedicated Events Team will help you plan your event and make your time in St Andrews memorable. Contact 01334 4600192 or email cafeevents@randa.org for more details

Getting there The museum is a 5 minute walk from the town centre and it sits opposite the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse. There is a large car park beside the museum and a coach drop off point.

 • Disabled parking  • Baby changing facilities  • Large print and Braille guide available

Admission Prices

We are open 7 days a week.

Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7.00 Seniors aged 60 and over . . £5.00 Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.00 Children (15 and under) . . . £3.00 Children (5 and under) . . . . . . Free Family ticket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15.50 (2 adults and 3 children)

Summer Hours April – October 9.30am to 5pm Monday – Saturday  10am to 5pm Sunday.

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Winter Hours November – March  10am to 4pm 7 days The museum only closes on 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st December and 1st, 2nd & 3rd January.

Excellent groups rates for groups of 10 or more available on request. Ticket valid for two days from date of issue. Complimentary guidebook included in the price.


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THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING

THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING THE HOUSE OF BRUAR IS SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS COUNTRY STORE UNRIVALLED MENSWEAR HALL AND FISHING TACKLE SHOP COUNTRY LIVING GIFT DEPARTMENT AND PRESENT SHOP

INCORPORATING LADIES COUNTRY CLOTHING HALLS FOOD HALL & DELICATESSEN WITH BUTCHERY

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SCOTLAND’S LARGEST CASHMERE HALL

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Our new catalogue has been launched, please ring 01796 483236 or visit our website to request your copy. The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW. Telephone: 01796 483236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

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