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The Borders

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So Much to See and Do... HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE This guide is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find a map of the area and listings of local attractions, followed by leaflets arranged by category on all the things to see and do in this region. 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 guide. This is followed by leaflets on other attractions, many of which may be within easy reach of where you are staying. Ce dossier contient une multitude d’informations sur les meilleurs endroits à visiter. Merci de laisser ces documents à la disposition de nos futurs visiteurs. Nous vous souhaitons un excellent séjour et espérons vous revoir bientôt ici en Ecosse. In dieser Mappe finden Sie viele Informationen über die wichtigsten Ausflugsziele und Aktivitäten. Im Interesse anderer Gäste möchten wir Sie bitten, die Mappe nicht aus dem Zimmer zu entfernen. Wir wünschen Ihnen einen angenehmen Aufenthalt in Schottland und hoffen, daß Sie uns bald wieder besuchen werden. Questo raccoglitore e’ pieno di informazioni sui posti migliori da visitare. Siete pregati di lasciare qui il volantino per ospiti futuri. Grazie. Vi auguriamo una splendida permanenza, e ritornare ancora in Scozia.

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Front cover photographs - Abbotsford House & Gardens; Melrose Abbey; Go Ape; Coldingham Bay. Inside cover photographs - Heatherslaw Light Railway; Glenkinchie Distillery; St Abbs Head; Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre; Jedburgh Abbey.

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Contents THE BORDERS

Map and Listings Historic Attractions Wildlife Watching Museums & Galleries Great Golf Glorious Gardens Activities & Adventures Eating & Drinking Best Beaches Family Fun Speciality Shops Great Walks Amazing Outdoors

REST OF SCOTLAND

All Attractions

Maps by Ashworth Maps and Interpretation Ltd. Photo Credits: David Hayes; Dorothy Carse; Ian Rutherford, Kenny Lam, Paul Tomkins, VisitScotland; Historic Environment Scotland; Floors Castle; Andy McCandlish, Foresty Commission Scotland; Hidden Treasures; Ford & Etal Estates; Lochcarron Visitor Centre; Paxton House; Bowhill Country Estate; Coldstream Museum; Dawyck Botanic Garden; Alnwick Castle; National Museum of Flight; Tweed Guide; Go Ape; Thirlestane Castle; Rosslyn Chapel; Abbotsford; grusgrus444/Shutterstock.com; Mark Caunt/Shutterstock.com; LouieLea/ Shutterstock.com; Greg Macvean, Scottish Seabird Cente; Manuelpermonti/ Shutterstock.com; Doug Berndt/ Shutterstock.com; National Mining Museum Scotland; James Hogg Exhibition; Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre; Peebles Golf Club; Hirsel Golf Club; Gullane Golf Club; Monteviot House; National Trust for Scotland; Iain Linton, Border Segways; Stevie Purves, Don Coyote Outdoor Centre; Venturing Out; S. Finlay, Barstobrick VC; The Elphinstone Hotel; Le 2016 French Restaurant; Johnstons of Elgin; George Carrick, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop. Published by Landmark Press, Station Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire PH23 3AP E: sales@landmark-press.com T: 01479 841900 All editorial, maps and covers are printed on paper from sustainable managed forests. Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate. However, we do not accept liability if information is incorrect. Please double check details with attractions/event organisers before visiting.

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Things to See and Do

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Leaflets for many of the attractions in The Borders can be found directly after this page. Locations are shown on the map opposite. (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland (HS) Historic Scotland 1 Hermitage Castle (HS) 5 Alpine Bikes Glentress l l Soak up the eerie, powerful atmosphere of Bikes available to hire from top brands an imposing stronghold with a notorious reputation. Look for the garrison’s cesspit and seek shelter under the great arch. T: 01387 376 222. TD9 0LU historicenvironment.scot/hermitage-castle

Specialized, Trek, Santa Cruz, Juliana, Whyte and Cube including top end demo models, full-suspension, e-bikes, hard-tails, kids and tagalongs. Open 9am-6pm, 7 days a week. Tel: 01721 724 522. www.tweedvalleybikehire.com EH45 8NB

9 Abbotsford l Home of Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott, an inspiring, fascinating & beautiful destination. Explore Scott’s home & gardens, plus woodland and riverside walks, play trail, exhibitions, events, café & gift shop. Near Melrose, TD6 9BQ. T: 01896 752043. www.scottsabbotsford.com

10 Lochcarron of Scotland Working l Mill and Visitor Centre

2 Dawyck Botanic Garden l 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

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Lochcarron Visitor Centre offers tours of our authentic working mill. Shop for our tartan products and other gifts, and finish off with coffee or lunch. T: 01750 726100. LVC@Lochcarron.com

Open: Sun-Thurs, 28th Apr - 3rd Oct 2019. W: www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk E: enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk T: 01578 722430.

11 Teviotdale Leisure Centre l A fantastic family day out in Hawick featuring swimming pool with flume, soft play suitable for up to age 12, café as well as leisure facilities. Open all year. TD9 8AG. T: 01450 374440. www.liveborders.org.uk

7 Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre 3 Traquair l l Visit the “Three Hills” Roman Heritage Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House spanning over 1,000 years of Scottish history and with an 18th century working brewery, maze, Garden Café, woodland walks and craft workshops. T: 01896 830323. www.traquair.co.uk

Centre, displaying 228 silver denarii hoard and Trimontium gems. Walk the Roman Way to Newstead. See remains of the Abbey, fort, amphitheatre, plus the tower and bridges. TD6 9PN Tel: 01896 822651. For opening times - www.trimontium.co.uk

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4 Tweed Valley Forest Park (FCS) l 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.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

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8 Abbey Mill l Offers delightful shopping and a friendly

experiences: Borders Textile Towerhouse, with museum, gallery and shop; Heritage Hub, home of the Scottish Borders archives; plus cinema with café bar, special events and tourist info. Open all year. TD9 0AE www.liveborders.org.uk

tearoom, clothing including waterproof jackets, fleeces and casuals, Aran knitwear and luxurious lambswool. Scottish foods and the perfect choice of gifts and souvenirs. Tel: 01896 822138. TD6 9LW

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13 Hawick Museum & Gallery l Discover motorcycle racing legends, local history and works of art in a historic house within a Victorian park. Lively programme of exhibitions and events for all ages. Open all year. Free entry – donations welcome. TD9 7JL T: 01450 364747. www.liveborders.org.uk

14 Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere l Visitor Centre Enjoy a Mill Tour and see for yourself quality in the making. Our spectacular 5* visitor destination centre hosts a home store, luxury clothing and a coffee shop serving delicious local food. TD9 8AA Tel: 01450 360549. www.johnstonsofelgin.com

15 Prisoner Queen - A Dramatic Day l Out in Jedburgh Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre and Jedburgh Castle Jail tell very different stories of Jedburgh’s fascinating history. Family-friendly activities, events and exhibitions. Free admission – donations welcome. TD8 6EN T: 01450 364747. www.liveborders.org.uk

18 Monteviot House Garden 23 Heatherslaw Light Railway l l The Gardens at Monteviot lie along a dramatic Travel on the most northerly steam railway slope of the Teviot valley with formal and informal gardens linked with meandering paths and bridges over water features. TD8 6UQ Tel: 01835 830380. www.monteviot.com

19 Floors Castle, Gardens & Grounds l Home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe. Castle tours, walled garden, formal Millennium Garden, glasshouses, cycle trail, walks, cafes, giftshops, deli, playground. Open: Castle & Grounds May - Oct; Walled Garden & Terrace Café all year. TD5 7SF T: 01573 223 333. Floorscastle.com

20 Discover Historic Scotland with l our Explorer Pass (HS) Explore the rich past and stunning architecture of the beautiful Border Abbeys or enjoy a visit to the imposing Smailholm Tower where Walter Scott spent much of his childhood. T: 0131 668 8999. historicenvironment.scot/explorer

21 Mellerstain House and Gardens l One of Scotland’s finest stately homes - a Robert Adam masterpiece. Acres of stunning parkland, gardens, lakeside walks, wildlife, playground and coffee shop. Featuring the Borders Sculpture Park. www.mellerstain.com T: 01573 410225.

in England from Heatherslaw to Etal through the beautiful Northumberland countryside. All weather coaches. Free parking. Model Railway. Ticket Office Tel: 01890 820244. www.heatherslawlightrailway.co.uk

24 Bamburgh Castle l The King of Castles, experience a formidable coastal fortress centuries in the making. From Anglo-Saxon gold to modern masters discover a fascinating collection. Tel: 01668 214208. www.bamburghcastle.com

25 Jim Clark l A brand new visitor experience, zooming into the Scottish Borders. Opening summer 2019, this interactive attraction will explore the remarkable life of the internationally famous racing driver, Jim Clark. TD11 3AU Book online at www.liveborders.org.uk

26 National Mining Museum Scotland l A 5 star visitor attraction set in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery. With the new Borders Railway coming direct to our door, the museum is the perfect choice for a great day out! Open 7 days a week. T: 0131 663 7519. EH22 4QN www.nationalminingmuseum.com

16 Jedburgh Mills l offers great shopping, including Ladies & Men’s fashions, outerwear, Highland dress, Pure Cashmere, Scottish Gifts & Souvenirs, Homewares, Shoe Shop, Golf Shop, Whisky shop with free tasting. Restaurant and Coffee Shop. Tel: 01835 863585. TD8 6EB

17 Harestanes Countryside Visitor l Centre Set in beautiful countryside near Jedburgh, enjoy freshly-made local produce in the café, scenic walks, special events, play park and children’s activities. Well-behaved dogs welcome in the courtyard. Free entry – donations welcome. Open all year. TD8 6UQ. T: 01835 830306. www.liveborders.org.uk

22 Ford & Etal: One Destination, l Over 20 attractions… Working cornmill, steam railway, Victorian schoolroom and gallery, heavy horse centre, castle, battlefield, outdoor adventure, tearooms, art and antiques, regular events – a journey of discovery awaits you! TD12 4TJ Tel 01890 820338. www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

27 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. Fourteen miles from Peebles. Tel 0131 440 2159. www.rosslynchapel.com EH25 9PU

28 The Royal Yacht Britannia l Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland). Enjoy an audio tour, in 30 languages, of five decks of The Queen’s former floating palace. Free parking. Buses every 10 minutes from city centre. Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ Tel: 0131 555 5566. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk Berwickshire

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Historic Attractions Roman Frontier This is one of the best places in Britain to appreciate the power of the Roman Empire. Just to the south of the current border with England is the amazing Hadrian’s Wall. Built between 122AD and 128AD, it stretches for 73 miles from coast to coast, and once marked the northern frontier of the Roman world. A good place to visit is the Vindolanda Fort and Museum with its famous writing tablets and the largest collection of Roman footwear found anywhere in the Roman Empire!

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To the north near Melrose is Trimontium, the main Roman fort between Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall. The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre in Melrose will give you an excellent introduction to this important site.

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Borders Abbeys

Castles Small and Large

Nowhere else in Britain can you find so many magnificent abbeys so close to one another. Built in the 12th century, the abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh originally all had an abbey church, cloisters, vaulted chapter house, refectory, dormitory and a warming room – the only room with a fire!

There is no shortage of castles here. Smailholm Tower, a well-preserved 16th century tower house, sitting on a rocky outcrop, is certainly the smallest. In a lonely spot in Liddesdale, you’ll discover Hermitage Castle, a vast and eerie fortress built in 1300. Further afield, just to the north of Dunbar is the dramatic, clifftop Tantallon Castle. Across the Border are the seriously impressive Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles. Alnwick, ‘The Windsor of the North’ was home to the Dukes of Northumberland for 700 years.

The monks came north from established abbeys in France and England and lived here for some 400 years, despite their buildings being badly damaged during the frequent wars with England. It was not until the Protestant Reformation of 1560 that the abbeys ceased to be religious houses. Even so, some monks stayed on for a further 20 years or more. Melrose was the largest and richest of these medieval abbeys and the burial place of the well-travelled heart of Robert the Bruce, Scotland’s warrior-monarch and victor over the English at the Battle of Bannockburn. He died and was buried at Dunfermline in 1329, but not before giving instructions that his heart be taken on a crusade against the Moors in Spain before being returned to Melrose for burial. The church has well preserved exterior carvings including a bagpipeplaying pig! Jedburgh had been a religious site for some 300 years before the monks arrived. Its abbey church is remarkably well-preserved. Kelso’s abbey church, or what remains of it after the English assault in 1545, is one of the most spectacular examples of Romanesque architecture in Scotland. Dryburgh, on the banks of the Tweed, has a superb 13th century chapter house with its original painted wall plaster.

Stately Homes This is the region of Scotland for serious stately homes. Floors Castle, the vast home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, was largely re-built between 1837 and 1847, and prides itself as the ‘largest inhabited castle in Scotland’. The more modest and enchanting Traquair - Scotland’s oldest inhabited house - was once a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. Other outstanding historic houses are Mellerstain, Thirlestane and Abbotsford the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the famous 19th century author, poet and historian. 1 Kelso Abbey l 2 Rosslyn Chapel l Stonework 3 l Floors Castle 4 Neidpath Castle l

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Historic Attractions Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years and film location for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter.

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Floors Castle has been welcoming visitors for over 40 years and one of its main attractions is that it is still a family home. This gives the House such life and charm and it sets it apart from most historic houses. Built for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe in 1721, it has undergone periodic change to create the dramatic building you see today. I hope you enjoy your visit and share the enormous pleasure we derive from Floors and its surroundings.

‘Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle’ 10th Duke of Roxburghe

Castle Tours • Walled Gardens • Millenium Parterre • Free Entry for under 8’s Castle Quiz • Adventure Playground • Children’s Menu’s • Gift Shops Cycle Trail • Castle Kitchen & Deli Shop • Terrace Café • Courtyard Café Dogs permitted (on leads) • Glasshouses • Riverside & Woodland Walks

Castle & Grounds – Open daily from Easter to October Walled Garden & Terrace Café – Open daily all year round *Always check the website for updates, event news and Castle closures.

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Historic Attractions

DISCOVER 5,000 YEARS OF HISTORY Explore the very best of Scottish heritage across the Borders. Find out more at historicenvironment.scot/daysout 01896 822 562 | TD6 9LG | Open all year

Melrose Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey

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Jedburgh Abbey

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SHETLAND ISLANDS

Edinburgh and the Lothians 1 Blackness Castle 2 Cairnpapple Hill 3 Craigmillar Castle 4 Crichton Castle 5 Dirleton Castle and Gardens 6 Edinburgh Castle 7 Linlithgow Palace 8 Seton Collegiate Church 9 Tantallon Castle 10 Trinity House Maritime Museum The Scottish Borders 11 Dryburgh Abbey 12 Hermitage Castle 13 Jedburgh Abbey 14 Melrose Abbey 15 Smailholm Tower Dumfries and Galloway 16 Caerlaverock Castle 17 Cardoness Castle 18 Dundrennan Abbey 19 Glenluce Abbey 20 MacLellan’s Castle 21 New Abbey Corn Mill 22 Sweetheart Abbey 23 Threave Castle 24 Whithorn Priory and Museum Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire 25 Bothwell Castle 26 Craignethan Castle 27 Crossraguel Abbey 28 Dumbarton Castle 29 Dundonald Castle 30 Glasgow Cathedral 31 Newark Castle 32 Rothesay Castle Central and West 33 Argyll’s Lodging 34 Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace 35 Castle Campbell and Gardens 36 Doune Castle 37 Dunblane Cathedral 38 Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel 39 Inchmahome Priory 40 Iona Abbey and Nunnery 41 Stirling Castle The Kingdom of Fife 42 Aberdour Castle and Gardens 43 Dunfermline Abbey and Palace 44 Inchcolm Abbey and Island 45 St Andrews Castle 46 St Andrews Cathedral

Perthshire, Kinross and Angus 47 Arbroath Abbey 48 Edzell Castle and Garden 49 Elcho Castle 50 Huntingtower Castle 51 Lochleven Castle 52 Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum 53 St Serf’s Church and Dupplin Cross 54 St Vigeans Sculptured Stones 55 Stanley Mills North and Grampian 56 Balvenie Castle 57 Corgarff Castle 58 Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery 59 Duff House 60 Elgin Cathedral 61 Fort George 62 Huntly Castle 63 Kildrummy Castle 64 Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse and The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses 65 Spynie Palace 66 Tolquhon Castle OUTER 67 Urquhart Castle HEBRIDES

The Western Isles 68 The Blackhouse, Arnol 69 Calanais Standing Stones 70 Kisimul Castle Orkney 71 The Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces, Kirkwall 72 Broch of Gurness 73 Brough of Birsay 74 Hackness Martello Tower and Battery 76 Maeshowe Chambered Cairn 77 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village Shetland 75 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement

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THIRLESTANE CASTLE LAUDER SCOTTISH BORDERS ●

JUST 35 MINUTES SOUTH OF EDINBURGH

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND FINEST INHABITED CASTLES IN SCOTLAND OPENING DATES & TIMES 28 Apr il – 3 October 2019 Sun –Thurs, 10am – 4pm

TOURS & EVENTS

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder TD2 6RU T: 01578 722430 E: enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk

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T he splendour of the State Drawing Room E xquisite 17th century Dunsterfield gold-gilded plasterwork ceilings O  ne of the most extensive family portrait collections in Scotland T he room where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed T he Duke’s Bedroom with an ornate four poster bed T he oak-panelled Library with its thick defensive walls F ascinating historic toy collection G  ift Shop and Tea Room where you can enjoy an irresistible treat L uxury accommodation available for short breaks

HISTORY BROUGHT TO LIFE

2019 EVENTS

During your visit you will discover the key role Thirlestane Castle and the Maitland family have held in Scotland over the centuries. Through military service and their contributions to law and the arts, the Maitlands gained increasing influence and power. In 1586 John Maitland became Lord Chancellor of Scotland to King James VI, his elder brother had been Secretary to Mary Queen of Scots. John Maitland’s son, also John Maitland, was created 1st Earl of Lauderdale.

Visit our website to find out about the exciting events that take place at Thirlestane Castle, including our outdoor theatre events, Civil War Re-enactment Weekend and the annual BVAC Classic – Festival of Motoring (2 June 2019). Or why not hold your own event? This fairytale castle provides the perfect setting for weddings, corporate away days, private dining experiences, filming and much more...

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Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Scottish Borders TD2 6RU T: 01578 722430 E: enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk BY ROAD: Thirlestane Castle is just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh and easily accessible just off the A68 at Lauder. SatNav: TD2 6RU. Free parking. BY RAIL: Catch the Waverley Line from Edinburgh to Stow. We can assist with local taxi numbers. Photography by Phil Wilkinson (top to bottom): State Drawing Room, The Nurseries and State Dining Room.

28 April to 3 October 2019 Sunday to Thursday 10.00am to 4.00pm A  dult £9.50, Concession £8.50, Child £5, Family (2 adults & 3 children) £25.00 Group rate £8 per person

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Thirlestane Castle is owned and operated by The Thirlestane Castle Trust (Scottish Charity Number SC011491).


LOCAL HERO, SCOTTISH LEGEND Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott, the man who gave us the historical novel, popularised tartan and rediscovered Scotland’s Crown Jewels. In Scott’s own words it was his “conundrum castle”, a place where fact and fiction collide. It began the craze for Scots Baronial architecture and inspired him as he became the biggest selling author of his day. It is the place from where Scott’s writing transformed how the world saw Scotland and Scotland saw itself. Abbotsford Melrose TD6 9BQ t. 01896 752043 e. enquiries@scottsabbotsford.co.uk www.scottsabbotsford.com

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“ A rom ance in stone and m ortar”

Scott’s Abbotsford remains one of the most famous homes in the world. Sitting on the banks of the River Tweed between Melrose and Galashiels, Abbotsford is at the heart of a landscape of folklore and legend. Immerse yourself in Scott’s home through our popular audio tours, explore his beautiful gardens, riverside and woodland walks, and indulge in our cafe, shop and exhibitions. Children will love the play trail and discovering Abbotsford with the help of Scott’s cat and dog. Free Abbotsford minibus connection with Tweedbank rail station – check our website for daily timetable.

Opening times: House & Gardens open March to November April – October: open 10am, last entry 4pm. March & November: open 10am, last entry 3pm. Shop, café and free exhibition open all year April – October: 10am – 5pm November – March: 10am – 4pm Note: Closed Mondays & Tuesdays in January & February, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, January 1 & January 2.


MELLERSTAIN HOUSE & GARDENS

A ROBERT ADAM MASTERPIECE One of Scotland’s finest stately homes, this Robert Adam masterpiece is a ‘must-see’ with exquisite interiors, fine art, embroidery, china and furniture collections. Set in acres of tranquil parkland with lakeside & woodland walks, stunning gardens, outdoor art exhibitions, café, play area and holiday cottages.

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OPENING TIMES 2019 Friday 19 April (Easter Weekend) to Monday 30 September 2019 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Café & Gardens - 11am to 5pm House - 12pm to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm) • Approx 15 minutes from Melrose and Kelso • Stately home, beautiful gardens, relaxing walks, cafe and much more! • Featuring the Borders Sculpture Park (check website for dates) • Free onsite parking • Dog friendly around the gardens & grounds (on leads) • Assistance dogs welcome throughout • Groups & guided tours welcome by prior appointment • HHA & ASVA membership accepted.

HOLIDAY COTTAGES Our beautifully appointed and very comfortable cottages offer a unique holiday opportunity in the Scottish Borders. www.mellerstain.com/visitors

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ADMISSION ADULT: £11.25 CHILD: £5.50 {5 to 16), under 5 Free FAMILYTICKET: £28.00 (2 adults and up to 3 dependants under 18) OPENING TIMES 9 FEB-1 NOV 2019: 10am-Spm, Museum, Grounds & Cate 1 Dam, State Rooms 11am, Last Admission 4pm 2 NOV 2019-7 FEB 2020: Weekends only 11am4.30pm, Last Admission 3.30pm GETTING HERE BY CAR: 4 miles from the A1 on the B1341 or B1342 PUBLIC TRANSPORT: contactTraveline on 0871 2002233 or visit www.traveline.org.uk LOCAL TAXI: Park's Taxis 01665 720542 CAR PARKING: All day £2.00

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SCOTLAND’S BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION FOR12 YEARS

FREE CAR PARKING

Step aboard The Queen’s former floating palace and explore Britannia’s five decks, from the State Apartments to the Crew’s Quarters. Tea Room and Gift Shop. Buses from city centre every 10 minutes.

Ocean Terminal (2nd Floor), Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ 0131 555 5566

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SCOTLAND’S BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION Explore this floating palace over five decks with a fascinating audio tour and discover how the Royal Family and 220 crew lived on board. Follow in the footsteps of Royalty to see where the young Princes, William and Harry, spent their summer holidays and where celebrities and world leaders, including Liz Taylor, Frank Sinatra, and Presidents Reagan, Mandela and Gorbachev, were entertained.

Royal Deck Tea Room

Enjoy stunning waterfront views as our waiters serve speciality teas and coffees, delicious soups, sandwiches and scones, all made on board in the Royal Galley. We suggest you allow up to two hours for your Britannia experience, or longer if you wish to visit our Royal Deck Tea Room.

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Last admission on 24 December is 2.30pm and 31 December is 3pm.

A Great Day Out

2019 Prices (free audio guide in 30 languages included)

Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre offers a relaxed shopping and leisure experience for all the family. Our fabulous Gift Shop in Ocean Terminal sells exclusive Britannia souvenirs, along with china, toys 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 are every 10 minutes (11, 22 or 35) from the city centre to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. Correct fare required.

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St Abb’s Head, a craggy promontory beside the fishing village of the same name, holds one of the finest mainland seabird colonies in eastern Britain. Use the B6438 at Coldingham to reach an exhibition centre (Apr-Oct) and tea room at Northfield Farm, just west of St Abb’s village. Follow the path from here along the clifftop to see primroses and thrift, and watch tens of thousands of kittiwakes and guillemots (best views north-west of the lighthouse). Inland, look for small migrant birds in trees and scrub around Mire Loch.

The Hirsel Country Park, by the A697 2 miles northwest of Coldstream, has a variety of way-marked trails through woodland and beside water. The Hirsel Lake (where you can use a hide) is a popular feeding and roosting place for wildfowl such as mallard and coot. Go to Dundock Wood for a rare chance of seeing marsh tit and hawfinch (unusual as breeders north of the border).

Osprey Link Within the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Forest, off the A72 around 3 miles east of Peebles, now has a national reputation for its mountain bike trails (café, bike hire, walking and cycle routes). But you can also take in some other action by watching a video-link to an osprey eyrie from here during the summer. For remote osprey and blue-tit watching in more sedate surroundings, go to Kailzie Gardens, 2½ miles east of Peebles off the B7062.

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Gulls Full-on If you’ve heard some black-headed gulls in raucous squawk over a picnic site, then just imagine what nearly 30,000 of them could sound like. Experience the full sonic gull force at Bemersyde Moss, about 4 miles east of Melrose, off the B6404 at St Boswells. There’s a wheelchair accessible hide here, a short way through woodland from the road verge. From the hide, you can see the big gull colony in summer and watch large numbers of wigeon and greylag geese in winter.

Farne Isle From the eastern borderlands north of the Tweed, it’s not a major journey to reach the coast of Northumberland. Wildlife highlight here is the Farne Islands. Boat trips run in summer from Seahouses harbour, with landing possible on Inner Farne. Expect to see puffins, terns and seals.

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Museums & Galleries There are 12 museums in the Scottish Borders; visit any one for an insight into the people, history and culture of the region. Here is a small selection of what you can uncover. Learn about coal mining in Scotland at the National Mining Museum Scotland, on the site of the old colliery at Newtongrange. You can tour some of the old mine workings and the informative exhibition is a good piece of social history, providing a clear vision of our industrial past. Discover what life was like in Roman times at the Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre or you may be interested in an event or the lively programme of exhibitions at The Tweeddale Museum & Gallery or the Museum in Hawick.

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• the 300 Roman silver coin hoard (denarii) • Trimontium fort in its Antonine Wall heyday • the amazing gems and artefacts ENJOY the Roman Walk to the fort site at Newstead See over for details. Contact no. 01896 822651

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Be surprised with a modern glimpse of life on Rome’s Scottish frontier Open daily 8 April - 1 November 2019, 10.30am-4.30pm. Sunday by appointment only Adults £2.00 Students/pupils £1.00 Family £5.00 Free return tickets within the year THE ORMISTON, MARKET SQUARE, MELROSE TD6 9PN. Tel: 01896 822651/822463


VISIT THE MUSEUM supply base at Newstead on the Tweed (79-185AD) guarding the river crossing at Leaderfoot. Enjoy the wonderful CD ROM. Admire children’s corner. Try the costumes. Watch the Roman Frontiers DVD. Listen to Bill MacLaren on the audioguide. Buy souvenirs, postcards, books. Enjoy a visitor-friendly time. Help the New Museum by completing our Gift Aid form.

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DISCOVER: • • • Arrius’s altar to Diana, hunt goddess • • • Semi-precious ringstones •

Walks to Trimontium Fort site; Old Melrose; pupils’ ‘Route Marches’ ALL WALKS – NO BOOKING REQUIRED TRIMONTIUM GUIDED WALK – an ‘easy’ 5 miles with stops for commentary.Thursdays 11 April right on to 31 October, repeated on Tuesdays in July and August. Dep Heritage Centre 13.30, past the Abbey, wonderful views of the Vale of Melrose, to Newstead, Abbey stonemasons’ village, round the huge site, refreshments at Village Hall 16.30, Melrose return by 17.30. Sound shoes. 01896 822651, 822613: secretary_trimontium@yahoo.com. Adult £4: student/pupil £1: nuclear family £10 max: dogs welcome. OLD MELROSE PENINSULA – MONKS’ WALK 2 ‘easy’ miles: FIRST MONDAYS in the month (6 May to 7 Oct) but starting on EASTER MONDAY 22 April, 13.30-15.30. Adult £2: student/pupil free. Off A68, 200yds S of roundabout at E end of Melrose Bypass A6091: green/white sign and single track road to tearoom and start; site of first Melrose A ‘ bbey’ (monks’ cells), St Cuthbert’s Chapel and WWII secret bunker. SCHOOLS’ GUIDED INTERACTIVE ‘ROUTE MARCH’ (1 hour), led from Leaderfoot, off A68, by ‘closed’ road to Newstead Milestone. Banner, soldiers’ pack & song, practice swords, shield, Latin (1 hour). All year. Pupil £2; adult no charge. Teacher’s starter pack. 01896 822651 to discuss dates etc. MELROSE MUSEUM IS SERIOUSLY FUNDRAISING TO GO BEYOND ‘SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL’ Honorary Secretary: Donald Gordon, Cockleroi, Newstead, Melrose, TD6 9DE. Tel: 01896 822651 email: secretary_trimontium@yahoo.com websites: www.trimontium.co.uk/org.uk www.curlesnewstead.org.uk

Museum Admission:

£2 adult £1 student/pupil £5 family

Join the Garrison! Enlist as a Trooper (£5 p.a.) or a Centurion (£10 p.a.) to receive a certificate and yearly newsletter.

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From Mary Queen of Scots to Treasure Land Soft Play, Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum to jumping into the pool, Heart of Hawick cinema to the Harestanes countryside hare, the Live Borders’ family of venues offer brilliant days out for all ages.


Across the Scottish Borders there is a diverse range of museums, galleries, attractions and leisure centres. Donations are welcome. 1 Jedburgh Castle Jail &

Museum Jedburgh

This fantastic attraction looks like a grand castle but inside is a different story! Visit the cell blocks of this 1820s jail and discover what life was like for prisoners and staff in what was a model prison in its day. The building is also home to Jedburgh’s town museum, exploring the traditions, industries and the lives of famous people of the town. Lots of children’s activities make this a fun family day out. Open end March to end October. TD8 6QD 01835 864750

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Visitor Centre Jedburgh

Set in the centre of historic Jedburgh, this 16th century tower house tells the story of Scotland’s tragic queen. Mary’s month here in Jedburgh in 1566 was a turning point in her life. A fine display of paintings, objects and textiles associated with her explores not only her life and times but the cult that has grown up around her. Open March to November. TD8 6EN 01835 863331

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Housed in an historic spa, the exhibition tells the story of Innerleithen and St Ronan’s Wells, describing their connections with the great Scottish writers, James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott. Gardens, sculptures, picnic areas and plants for sale. Open end March to end October. EH44 6JE 01896 833583 4 Tweeddale Museum and

Gallery

Peebles

Established by William Chambers, one of the founders of the famous publishing house, this striking building is home to a museum and gallery which host a lively programme of exhibitions and events. Open all year, Monday to Saturday. EH45 8AG 01721 724820


5 Hawick Museum Hawick

A parkland location and fascinating displays that reflect the history of the town and its people. This 18th -century mansion houses a collection of objects and art that are not just about Hawick, but a window on the world. Lively programme of exhibitions and events for all ages. Open all year (shorter hours October to end March). TD9 7JL

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Museum Selkirk

Situated in the narrow, cobbled Halliwell’s Close, this unusual 18th ‑century building is part of the oldest surviving row of dwellings in Selkirk, and tells the story of the town and its long history including associations with William Wallace and with the Battle of Flodden. Programme of visual art and exhibitions throughout the season. Open end March to end October. TD7 4BL

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Towerhouse Hawick

Visitors can discover the knitwear and tweed history of the area and how the Borders’ industry reached the height of luxury and fashion. Garments, fabrics, objects, photographs and art reveal over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the Borders industry. Open all year (closed Tuesday and Sunday November to end March). TD9 9EN 01450 377615 7 Sir Walter Scott’s

Courtroom Selkirk

Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom is one of our direct links to the great Scottish writer. In this building, Sir Walter Scott sat as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, dispensing justice for nearly 30 years until his death in 1832. Explore the reconstructed courtroom and discover tales of past crimes. Open end March to end October. TD7 4BT 01750 20761

10 Coldstream Museum Coldstream

Uncover the story of the Coldstream Guards and the town of Coldstream, with artefacts such as the Provost’s Robes and Chain of Office. Located in the centre of Coldstream, it was the site of General Monck’s headquarters before he marched on London in 1660 to restore the Stuart Monarchy. Open end March to end October. TD12 4BD 01890 882630

9 Old Gala House Galashiels

Set in beautifully maintained grounds near the centre of Galashiels, Old Gala House is an impressive building dating back to 1583. Once home to the Lairds of Galashiels, the house is now a vibrant museum and gallery which tells the story of the town and its people. Programme of changing exhibitions and events. Open end March to end October. TD1 3JS 01896 752611

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A seasonal range of exhibitions within the library building, with changing art and local history displays. Open all year. TD11 3AU

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12 Jim Clark Motorsport

Museum Duns

Zooming into 2019. A brand new and modern attraction exploring the life of racing legend Jim Clark and his impact on motorsport with trophies, pictures, film footage and some of the cars in which he raced. Visit www.liveborders.org.uk for more info on special events and activities during the opening year. TD11 3AU 01361 883 960


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A fantastic family day out in Hawick featuring swimming pool with flume, soft play suitable for up to age 12, café as well as leisure facilities. Open all year.

A unique rural setting to unwind or an ideal base to explore the Teviot Valley. Whether taking in the scenery on one of our walks, savouring a home-baked, local treat in the café, indulging in a little retail therapy or running around the play park – Harestanes offers something for everyone, as well as a programme of events.

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#liveborders To start your adventure, visit www.liveborders.org.uk Live Borders is registered in Scotland | Registration No SC243577 | Registered Charity No SC034227

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Live Borders offers a range of leisure centres across the region, with swimming pool fun and activities for all ages. Check them out at Eyemouth, Galashiels, Peebles, Selkirk and Hawick. Open all year.

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An exciting assortment of live music, films, exhibitions and other events each month, with a stylish café bar that offers the perfect accompaniment to your entertainment. Enjoy café and cinema snacks in the comfortable auditorium.


Open 7 Days a Week March – October 10am – 5pm November to February 10am – 4pm

“An unexpected gem” “Unmissable experience” “A real look into the past”

NATIONAL MINING MUSEUM SCOTLAND

Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN Tel: 0131 663 7519 Fax: 0131 654 1618 Email: enquiries@nationalminingmuseum.com

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NATIONAL MINING MUSEUM SCOTLAND Housed in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery, the finest surviving Victorian colliery in Europe, National Mining Museum Scotland tells the story of coal for Scotland. Through two floors of exhibitions, interactives and guided tours, retrace the footsteps of thousands of miners and their families who relied on the colliery to make a living. To get the most from your visit you should try to allow yourself 2-3 hours and we highly recommend that you bring warm clothes with you – some areas of the museum can be fairly cold all year round!

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The Story of Coal Exhibition A Race Apart Exhibition Scotland’s largest Winding Engine Pithead Tour with ex-miner guides Big Stuff Headframe Tours (seasonally) Café Family Fun Regular and varied events programme (see website for what’s on!) Archives & Library Old Power House National Mining Memorial Centre Outdoor Play and Picnic Areas

DIRECTIONS

TRAVEL BY CAR, COACH AND BIKE. We have a large free car park with dedicated coach spaces, bike parking, disabled parking and disabled drop-off zone. We are proud to be members of the Cyclists Welcome Scheme. BY BUS FROM EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE – Lothian Buses: 33 & 29 (destination Gorebridge). First Buses 95/x95. By Train – Borders Railway train services run every 30 minutes from Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank. From the Station at Newtongrange a pathway leads directly to the Museum.


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Great Golf Among the many superb Border courses are the championship layouts at Roxburghe and Cardrona. Other challenging courses include Peebles, Hawick, and clifftop Eyemouth with its 6th ‘A Still No Ken’ Hole, voted ‘Britain’s No 1 Most Extraordinary Golf Hole’! All courses welcome visitors with many offering online booking. Some will require a handicap certificate. Others are more family-friendly, where beginners are welcome and you can just turn up, pay and play. For detailed information on the outstanding golf courses of the Scottish Borders, check out www.bordergolf.co.uk 8 l

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Glorious Gardens The Scottish Borders has much to offer, from the great gardens of stately homes to smaller town and country gardens and a splendid botanic garden. On the banks of the Teviot and the Tweed are two historic houses, each with beautiful and very different gardens. Monteviot Gardens has eleven quite different gardens, imaginatively landscaped with water features. The grander, more formal gardens of Floors Castle, on the banks of the Tweed include a large walled garden with superb herbaceous borders, peach houses, a parterre garden and a new perennial garden. The Dawyck Botanic Garden, a world famous arboretum with some of Britain’s oldest and tallest trees, is a joy to visit throughout the year. There are strong seasonal displays of snowdrops, bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas and meconopsis, the brilliant blue Himalayan poppy. The autumn colours here are quite outstanding.

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For more modest gardens try the Harmony and Priorwood gardens in the heart of Melrose, or the Teviot Water Garden. Many delightful private gardens are open, in aid of charity, on certain days throughout the year. Well worth visiting, you can check out their opening dates through Scotland’s Gardens at: www.scotlandsgardens.org

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Dawyck A Garden For All Seasons

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Nestled in the Scottish Borders, Dawyck enjoys a continental climate in which an abundance of plant species thrive. Visit in any season and discover treasures from Nepal, Chile and more.

Botanic Garden Dawyck Botanic Garden is home to one of Scotland’s finest tree collections including some of Britain’s oldest and tallest trees. The 65-acre Garden offers woodland and burnside walks and is renowned for its seasonal displays of snowdrops, bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas, Himalayan poppies and autumn colour. Visitors can enjoy themed trails and follow the adventures of plant explorers such as David Douglas, after whom the Douglas fir is named. Ideal for all the family.

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, Scottish Borders EH45 9JU Tel 01721 760254 | www.rbge.org.uk/dawyck

Tours | Café | Shop | Plant Sales | Open daily 1 February – 30 November

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Glorious Gardens Explore a world of plants 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 than 13,500 species in cultivation.

Dawyck Botanic Garden is 28 miles south of Edinburgh on the B712, 8 miles southwest of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

Opening Times

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR Tel 0131 248 2909 | www.rbge.org.uk Open daily (except 1 January and 25 December) Free admission (charges apply to Glasshouses)

Open daily 1 February to 30 November Hours: February and November 10.00 am – 4.00 pm March and October 10.00 am – 5.00 pm April to September 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Admission Admission: Adult £7, Concession £6, 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 01721 760254 to pre-book.

Activities The Garden runs events throughout the year including family activities, guided walks and exhibitions. For a full events programme call 01721 760254 or visit www.rbge.org.uk ■ Five star Visitor Centre ■ Botanics Shop and plant sales ■ Access for disabled visitors

■ Dawyck Café ■ Free car and coach parking ■ Registered assistance dogs welcome

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

Become a Friend and lend your support to RBGE’s vital role in plant research and conservation. You will be kept informed through our Botanics magazine, gain free entry to each of our four Gardens, and enjoy exclusive events and priority bookings. Join online at www.rbge.org.uk or call 0131 552 5339.

Stay in Touch Sign up for our free e-newsletter www.rbge.org.uk Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/dawyck Follow us on Twitter @dawyck The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored and supported through Grant-in-Aid by the Scottish Government’s Environment and Forestry Directorate (ENFOR). A9

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Discover the house and gardens of the Marquis of Lothian JEDBURGH, SCOTTISH BORDERS

“Welcome to Monteviot, my family home and the official home of the Marquis of Lothian and the Kerr family. Unlike many historic houses, Monteviot is a living breathing family residence, surrounded by much loved gardens.” – LORD LOTHIAN

Phone: 01835 830380

Email: enquiries@monteviot.com

Web: www.monteviot.com


RHS Members: Free entry on Fridays THE HOUSE The Kerr family acquired the lands in the 16th century; the Kerrs themselves are an old Borders family, recorded in the Lowlands from the 12th century. Monteviot itself is an ancient site, and Dere Street, the Roman road from York to Newstead at Melrose (Trimontium), runs through the park. The present house of Monteviot began as an early-18th century lodge built by the 1st Marquis of Lothian. In the 19th century Monteviot was greatly admired and was developed into the principal seat of the Marquises of Lothian. In 1961 the interior was re-planned to the design of Schomberg Scott.

THE GARDENS The Gardens, extending to some thirty acres, surround the House itself, spilling down over the lawn and through beautiful woodland walks, onto the River Teviot below. The overall Garden is comprised of a series of differing gardens including: a Boxwood Parterre style Herb Garden, a formal Rose Garden, Herbaceous Perennial River Garden, a Laburnum Tunnel, an Oriental Style Water Garden with bridges & islands and Woodland walks to the Arboretum.

Visitor’s Information

A68 Edinburgh

B6400 Nisbet

Opening Times: Garden: 1st Apr – 31st Oct, 12pm – 5pm. Last entry at 4pm.

B6400 Ancrum

House: 1st – 29th July (closed Mondays), 12pm – 5pm. Last entry 4pm. Coach parties by arrangement only.

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Prices: Adult: £5.00 Under-16: Free Facilities & Access: Drinks available on site with full café

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facilities nearby at Harestanes Visitor Centre. Free parking and

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toilets with dedicated disabled parking and toilets. Wheelchair available for house - access to ground floor only.

Directions: Monteviot is on the B6400, approx. 1 mile from the A68.

Please note, no dogs are allowed except for special needs dogs.

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Activities & Adventures Most popular outdoor activities are catered for. The region is great for biking or hiking in particular. If you can, fit in time to walk Scotland’s longestdistance footpath. You don’t have to go all the way from Cockburnspath to Portpatrick (339km), just go as far as the notion takes you. There are endless possibilities for adrenaline packed action, or how about a taste of country sports? Clay pigeon and rifle shooting, or letting a bow and arrow fly, will test how good a crack shot you are.

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Find your way through a Maze (Traquair House); join in a ranger-led wildlife walk or take part in a mile-long ramble (Bowhill House and Country Estate); go whale and dolphin watching (St Abbs Head Nature Reserve); or visit historic Flodden battlefield. In Northumberland you can play giant snakes and ladders or gallop off on a horseback adventure. For more action, try out the family friendly mountain biking trails and exhilarating rides at Glentress. 1 Don Coyote l Outdoor Centre 2 Venturing Out l 3 Barstobrick l

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Eating & Drinking There is no shortage here of great places to eat out, from award winning restaurants to cool cafes and traditional pubs serving real ale. Wherever you are in the Borders you’ll not be far from good locally sourced food and a wide choice of cuisines including Italian, Chinese, Indian and Bangladeshi. From AA rosette restaurants, to contemporary cafes, a brasserie, a famous tea room and a ‘Lobster Shack’, there is many a gem awaiting discovery.

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Best Beaches Some of the best beaches in Britain are within easy reach.

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North Berwick boasts two superb beaches with great views and boat trips out to the white gannet guano spattered Bass Rock. Other East Lothian gems include Gullane Bents. A crescent of sand backed by great dunes, it is a popular surfing spot. Yelllowcraigs is a superb family beach with plenty of shelter and rock pools at low tide. Further round the coast near Dunbar are the wild, little visited, Ravensheugh Sands. To the south is the outstanding Coldingham Beach. A stunning spot with rock pools, brightly coloured beach huts and a welcoming cafĂŠ, it is a favourite spot for families. 9 l

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Speciality Shops The Scottish Borders has a strong heritage when it comes to arts and crafts. Designers, artists and craftspeople continue to embrace this artisan culture today, weaving their own rich tapestry. You could watch glass being hand-blown into beautiful panels, treat yourself or a loved one to a unique piece of jewellery or even throw a pot guided by an expert potter in their studio. Whatever your fascination, the experience is guaranteed to be authentic. The region’s association with textiles, particularly wool, stretches back hundreds of years. This legacy can still be seen today in Border towns such as Selkirk, Galashiels and Hawick with their abundance of shops selling quality knitwear and weaves.

You could call in to a visitor centre at one of the working mills or simply enjoy a leisurely walk perusing the High Street. In addition, the attractive towns of Melrose and Peebles are populated with a fine retail choice that serves the local community and the area’s many visitors.

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Just 200 yards down from Melrose Abbey on the left hand side. Follow the brown signage for Abbey Woollen Mill.

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CASHMERE HERITAGE CENTRE, CLOTHING, COFFEE SHOP AND FREE GUIDED MILL TOURS OPEN 7 DAYS JOHNSTONSOFELGIN.COM NEWMILL ELGIN MORAY IV30 4AF

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Johnstons of Elgin has over two hundred years of tradition and expertise in textile manufacturing. Since 1797 the company has produced the finest woven and knitted products from the finest of fibres. A unique family business with tradition and heritage at its core, Johnstons of Elgin will continue to push the boundaries of textile and knitwear manufacturing, while always remaining true to its history. Utilising some of the most advanced textile equipment in the world, the company employs over 1000 people at its two sites. The basic production process, and the superb quality of the finished product, has remained constant in our two centuries of manufacturing. A Royal Warrant of Appointment as suppliers of Tweed to HRH The Prince of Wales gives the ultimate seal of approval; it demonstrates the highest level of service, quality and excellence. Visitors are welcome to find out more about the production process on one of our free mill tours, available in our factories in Elgin and Hawick. Our 5* visitor destinations each have a heritage centre, shop and coffee shop. So why not come and explore the Johnstons of Elgin story for yourself, stop off for a pot of tea and a homemade scone. Or visit our beautiful shop on Pilmour Links, in the picturesque town of St Andrews, which has been awarded a 5* Tourist Shop, the only one in town! Our success and dedication to our craft has led to the opening of our store on 77 New Bond Street, London. Opening Easter 2019 will be our first Edinburgh store, located on Multrees Walk. A true Johnstons of Elgin retail brand experience awaits.

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The softest cashmere from China and Mongolia, and fine lambswool, is spun, dyed and woven at the original mill on the banks of the River Lossie in Elgin, where Johnstons of Elgin has manufactured for over 200 years. The only remaining British mill to convert natural, raw material into the finished product, Johnstons of Elgin utilises the traditional skills of craftsmen and women, alongside innovative technology and contemporary design. One of the world’s foremost producers of cashmere woven and knitted garments, Johnstons of Elgin is continuing its company tradition of creating luxury British products, of the finest quality, for an international market. Les plus purs cachemires chinois et mongols ainsi que la fine laine d’agneau sont filés, teints et tissés chez Johnstons, manufacture écossaise de tissu de qualité. Établie en 1797 au bord de la Lossie à Newmill, Elgin, elle est aujourd’hui la seule filature Britannique à produire des tissus luxueux et des produits finis à base de matières brutes naturelles. Son secret : la fusion de l’expérience et de l’expertise de ses artisans et de la technologie de pointe et le design contemporain. Ainsi, Johnstons, spécialiste en cachemire et un des producteurs de tissus les plus éminents, continue la tradition de l’entreprise de créer des produits Britanniques de luxe et de première qualité appréciés dans le monde entier. Reinstes Cashmere aus China und Mongolien und feinste Lammwolle werden in der Textilmanufaktur Johnstons gesponnen, gefärbt und zu edlen Stoffen verarbeitet. Vor 200 Jahren in Newmill am Ufer des Lossie in Elgin gegründet ist Johnstons heute die einzige Weberei Großbritanniens, in der noch natürliche Rohstoffe zu fertigen Produkten verarbeitet werden. Dabei setzen wir auf traditionelles Handwerk und langjährige Erfahrung sowie modernste Technologie und zeitloses Design. Wir sind einer der weltführenden Kaschmirspezialisten und Hersteller von luxuriösen Stoffen höchster Qualität für den internationalen Markt und führen somit unsere bewährte Firmentradition fort. Il Cashmere piú puro proveniente dalla Cina e dalla Mongolia e lana d’agnello di altissima qualitá vengono filati, tinti e tessuti dall’azienda Johnstons, fondata duecento anni fa a Newmill, presso il fiume Lossie nella città di Elgin. Johnstons é l’unica azienda britannica a trasformare materiali greggi in prodotti completamente finiti, impiegando i metodi tradizionali dei propri artigiani, le tecnologie piú moderne e design contemporaneo. Specialisti del cashmere e tra i piú importanti produttori al mondo, la Johnstons continua la sua tradizione aziendale creando prodotti britannici di lusso e di altissima qualitá destinati al mercato internazionale. ロシー川沿いに位置するジョンストンズ社は、希少な中国産のカシミヤ、厳選さ れたラムウールから糸を作り、染め、そして生地へと生産します. ジョンストンズ社は200年以上の歴史を誇る現在、英国では唯一、原料の輸入か ら最終製品を一つの自社工場内で生産する稀な一貫生産工場であり、古くから受け継がれる 職人技術と近代技術、そしてデザイン力を最大限に融合させこれらの希少な原料を製品とし て作り上げています. ジョンストンズ社はカシミヤの専門家として、また世界における生産の先駆者として、世界 の市場に向けて最高の品質の英国製商品を絶えずお届けしています.

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Great Walks Traversed by three long distance routes, the Borders are definitely walking country.

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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. (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland (HS) Historic Scotland

Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney and Shetland H12 Lochcarron Weavers Shop n Traditional Scottish Clothing, Knitwear,

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. joy@lochcarron.com IV54 8YH

H9 The Perfume Studio n The Highland’s only working perfumery,

coffee 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

J8 n J9 Highland Stoneware of n Lochinver & Ullapool

Visitors are welcomed to working potteries making distinctive, freehand painted, high quality ceramics. Open weekdays 9-6 all year, also Saturdays, Easter - end October and seasonal Sundays. Tel: 01571 844376. Lochinver IV27 4LP. Ullapool IV26 2UN. www.highlandstoneware.com

Q3 Maeshowe Chambered Cairn (HS) n Enter one of the finest Neolithic buildings

in the north-west Europe, a masterpiece of ancient engineering. This chambered tomb is a monument to the skill and beliefs of Orkney’s people some 5,000 years ago. T: 01856 851 266. KW16 3LB historicenvironment.scot/maeshowe

car on our purpose built catamaran leaving Caithness from as little as £54. Tel: 01856 831 226. www.pentlandferries.co.uk KW1 4YB

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

Q3 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) n Step back 5000 years and explore one of Europe’s best-preserved historic settlements. See stone furniture, jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects left behind by Neolithic villagers. T: 01856 841 815. KW16 3LR historicenvironment.scot/skara-brae

L10 NORTHCOASTGLASS n This highly acclaimed, vibrant glass studio

creates contemporary works to the highest level of creativity and craftmanship. Established by artist/designers Brodie Nairn and Nichola Burns. 2 Chapel Street, Tain, IV19 1EL Tel. 01862 893189. www.northcoastglass.com

L11 Rogie Falls (FCS) n Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main

innovative award-winning chocolatier is renowned for its exquisite freshly-made chocolates ‘The Best’ Hot Chocolate and Mountain Mocha. Dornoch and Durness. cocoamountain.co.uk

M6 Strathnaver Museum, Bettyhill n

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

Q5 Pentland Ferries n Travel to the Orkney Islands with your

L5 n N9 Cocoa Mountain n In the beautiful Northern Highlands this

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N9 Dunrobin Castle and Gardens n Wonderful displays of paintings, tapestries,

road 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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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

K14 Cruise Loch Ness n Explore the world famous Loch Ness.

Daily departures from Fort Augustus with a variety of tours from 50 minute scenic cruises to 3 hour RIB experiences, we have something for every age and budget. Sat Nav: PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366277. www.cruiselochness.com

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L13 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant L13 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition n n Good highland Food, served by our friendly Experience the World Famous Exhibition, staff in our Restaurant and an Awardwinning Whisky Selection, Locally Brewed Beers and Scottish Craft Gins and Spirits in our Café Bar. Dinner Bookings Essential. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

a 5 Star (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 6TU

P11 Culbin (FCS) n Climb Hill 99, Culbin’s highest sand dune at 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

N12 Cawdor Castle n Built in 1370 with a history extending to

Macbeth. 3 Award-winning gardens, 9-hole Golf Course, Courtyard Café & Snack Bar, 3 Shops, Nature Trails. Apr-Oct. 10am-5.30pm (Last admission 5pm) IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

L13 Urquhart Castle (HS) 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. T: 01456 450 551. IV63 6XJ historicenvironment.scot/urquhart-castle

M12 Dolphin Spirit Inverness n Experience the wildlife of the beautiful

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

M12 Inverness Victorian Market n The historic Victorian Market is one of

the highlights of any visit to Inverness. With 40 unique shops you’ll experience shopping as it should be. IV1 1PT

M11 Fort George (HS) n March into Britain’s mightiest fortress for L13 Castle Cruises Loch Ness n Cruise with us and enjoy exhilarating fresh Loch Ness air. Facts, Legends, along with magnificent views of the Loch, Castle Urqhuart and the Great Glen. Tickets available from The Loch Ness Gifts Shop, Drumnadrochit. 01456 450695. Sat. Nav. IV63 6TX www.lochnesscruises.com

N13 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre n Open 7 days with a range of tours and malt whiskies. www.tomatin.com/about T: 01463 248144, IV13 7YT E-mail: visitors@tomatin.com

an unforgettable experience. Explore this enormous military base & gain an insight into life as a Redcoat or join one of our Dolphin Watches. T: 01667 460 232. IV2 7TD historicenvironment.scot/fort-george

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Cairngorms, Aberdeen and Tayside P11 Logie Steading n Contemporary Art, Secondhand Books,

Crafts, Jewellery, Antique Furniture, Gifts, Vintage Accessories, Farm & Garden Shop, Whisky & Wine, Design & Print, Heritage Centre, Olive Tree Café. Logie House Gardens and River 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 impressive Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

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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 R19 n R24 Johnstons of Elgin n Cashmere 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.johnstonsofelgin.com

Q11 Elgin Cathedral (HS) n Enjoy some peace among the magnificent ruins of this sacred place, which dates to the 1200s. Admire the glorious west front, the sumptuous decorations and the atmospheric chapter house. T: 01343 547 171. IV30 1HU historicenvironment.scot/elgin-cathedral

R11 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. dolphincentre.whales.org

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R11 Baxters Highland Village n For a flavour of Scotland visit Baxters

Fochabers. Foodhalls, alcohol shop, and gifts. Visit the restaurant for our famous pancakes and home cooked Scottish food. Tel 01343 820666 www.shop.baxters.com www.baxters.com IV32 7LD

N13 Landmark Forest Adventure Park n Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10 Parks in the UK! Landmark is the perfect family day out with everything from a family roller-coaster and water slides to high ropes-courses and a Butterfly House. T: 01479 841 613. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

R12 Strathisla Distillery n Home of Chivas Regal, the first luxury

N16 SegwayEcosse n Discover Highland Perthshire and the

spectacular grounds of Atholl Estates on our rugged Segway X2s, with escorted tours from Blair Castle Caravan Park. T: 0845 548 2270. info@segway-ecosse.com

N16 Queen’s View Visitor Centre (FCS) n The 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

whisky. Enjoy a traditional tour and bespoke tasting or try our new Chivas Blending Experience. For full details and online booking at www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com T: 01542 783044.

N17 Highland Safaris n This 5 star experience takes you on a

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

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

“Unique Journey of Discovery”. 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.

N14 Loch Insh Outdoor Centre & Q13 The Glenlivet Distillery n n Home of the world famous malt in the heart Boathouse Restaurant of Speyside. Classic tours and specialist tastings. Whisky Shop and Café. Opening times & online bookings go to www.theglenlivet.com T: 01340 821 720.

Wildlife Passenger Boat (12 seater), Watersports, River Trips, Dry 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

N14 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park n Set in 200 acres of the majestic Cairngorms National Park, and home to over 200 amazing animals from polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas. Open 364 days a year. T: 01540 651270. www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk PH21 1NL

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

T15 Dunnottar Castle n Visit dramatic and evocative Dunnottar Castle, a ruined cliff top fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. Open all year (weather permitting). Tel: 01569 766320. www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk AB39 2TL

Q14 Balmoral Estate n Scottish home to the Royal Family.

Gardens, exhibitions and Castle Ballroom display. Audio tour in six languages. Gift shop & Café. Tel: 013397 42534. www.balmoralcastle.com

N17 Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery n Share our pursuit of whisky perfection. Tour

the distillery and explore our interactive exhibition, before tasting whisky and unwinding in our welcoming Whisky Lounge and cafe. Open all year. Tel: 01887 822010. PH15 2EB www.DewarsAberfeldyDistillery.com

M14 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.

L15 Quad Bike & 4x4 Tours n Quad biking, target sports and 4x4

experiences set in 50,000 acres of private Highland Estate. Mountain tracks, forest, waterfalls, & castles. Tel: 01528 544358. www.quadbiketours.co.uk

N16 The House of Bruar n On the A9 eleven miles north of Pitlochry

it comprises Country Clothing Halls, Cashmere Hall, Country Living Department, Fishing Tackle Shop, Foodhall, Restaurant and Gallery. New fish and chip shop open late. Excellent reviews. Tel: 01796 483236. Open 7 days. PH18 5TW

N17 Visit Aberfeldy n Visit Aberfeldy, an area rich in history,

outdoor activities, family fun and incredible beauty set in Highland Perthshire, the heart of Scotland. www.visitaberfeldy.co.uk

N17 Karelia House n Karelia House stocks a wide range of fabric, yarns, patterns, Brother sewing machines and accessories and a lovely coffee shop this is simply a crafter’s paradise. T: 01887 822027 info@kareliahouse.co.uk www.kareliahouse.co.uk PH15 2LS

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N17 Loch Tay Safaris n The ultimate way to explore Perthshire’s

largest loch! Experience this inspirational journey full of history, nature, heritage and mystical charm on our custom built boat. Daily departures April - November. www.lochtaysafaris.net T: 01887 820071.

N18 Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre n Set in 100 acres of beautiful Perthshire,

N18 The Glenturret Distillery n A visit to Scotland’s oldest working distillery

N18 Crieff Visitor Centre n

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

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.

Home of Caithness Glass

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

never disappoints. With the last remaining hand mash tun in the industry, Glenturret is truly the only real handmade craft whisky. The Hosh, Crieff PH7 4HA T: 01764 656565. enquiries@theglenturret.com

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

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

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

N17 The Scottish Crannog Centre n Experience the Iron Age with the Crannog

Community – interactive and unique. Museum, Guided Tours, Log Boats, Gift Shop and Coffee Cabin. Open from 1 April check website for dates. Tel. 01887 830583. www.crannog.co.uk Kenmore PH15 2HY

R17 Glamis Castle n Ancestral seat of the Earls of Strathmore

and Kinghorne since 1372, immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Open daily. 30 Mar. – 31 Oct. 10-17.30, last tour 16.30; 1 Nov. - 19 Dec. 10.30-16.00, last tour 15.00. www.glamis-castle.co.uk T: 01307 840393.

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West Highlands and Islands E12 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens H12 Attadale Gardens n n Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the 20 acres of outstanding water gardens chiefs of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Open 1 April - 15 October, 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). Tel: 01470 521206. www.dunvegancastle.com

E11 Skyeskyns 5 star Exhibition n Tannery and Showroom

Witness how real sheepskins are made using time honoured methods of leather making. Comprehensive range of sheepskin, hide, quality wool & leather goods. New seasonal pop-up tea tent YURTea&coffee. Open 7 days all year. Tel: 01470 592 237. www.skyeskyns.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 £20. Booking advisable. www.skyeboat-trips.co.uk T: 077 98 74 38 58 / 077 95 38 55 81.

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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

G13 Cafesia & Siaway n Freshly made Scottish-Italian cuisine

including wood fired pizza, speciality wines and cocktails and Skye artisan drum fired coffees. Our new takeaway Siaway has good food & drink to go! T. 01471 822616. IV49 9AB Facebook: Cafesiaskye www.cafesia.co.uk

G13 Seaprobe Atlantis n G13 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (FCS) Voted ‘Best Wildlife Experience in UK’, Daily n The Kylerhea otter hide is in a spectacular 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: 0800 980 4846. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

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.

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G14 Duisdale House Hotel & Restaurant J16 Snowgoose Mountain Centre n n 2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for Adventure breaks, courses & guiding. Try evening dining - light snacks, lunches and traditional afternoon teas - modern Scottish cuisine. Luxury hot tub available. www.duisdale.com Tel: 01471 833202.

F13 Duncan House Fine Jewellery n Gallery and Workshop

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

F13 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

F13 Bella Jane Boat Trips n Experience the Unforgettable. Loch

kayaking & canoeing on lochs, river & sea, dinghy sailing, high mountain walking, summer & winter climbing. Paddlesports gear hire. Tel: 01397 772467. PH33 7JH www.highlandactivitybreaks.co.uk

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

J15 Glencoe Activities n Discover the wonder of Segway, with

fun guided tours on a stunning, loch-side estate. Archery, Laser Clay & Golf too! Book online at www.GlencoeActivities.com or Tel: 01855 413205.

J16 Ice Factor n Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure at the

National Ice Climbing Centre. Climb the world’s biggest indoor ice wall & some of the UK’s top rock walls. Rock & ice climbing lessons available daily. No experience required. Cafe, bar & shop. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

Coruisk, the seals, the dramatic Cuillins with Skye’s premier classic boat trip. Trips from £18(1.5hr), £24(3hr). Choice of time ashore. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

J19 Inveraray Jail n Face the Judge in the magnificent

Courtroom, 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

F13 Misty Isle Boat Trips n Spectacular scenery and great wildlife

sighting opportunities with Skye’s longest running operator on traditional vessel Misty Isle. View seals. Short walk to breathtaking Loch Coruisk. Also offering trips to see the puffins on Canna. T: 01471 866288. www.mistyisleboattrips.co.uk

G14 Armadale Castle, Gardens & n Museum of the Isles

Explore magnificent gardens with stunning views, picturesque castle ruin and fascinating museum at the ‘spiritual home’ of Clan Donald. Gift shops, café and adventure playground. IV45 8RS T: 01471 844305. www.armadalecastle.com

G14 Ragamuffin: On the pier@Armadale n Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous gifts. Summer Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 9am- 5pm. Winter Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm (Sundays closed January & February). Tel: 01471 844217.

J16 n G14 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) April - October. Departing 10.15 and 14.30.

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

J16 Treasures Of The Earth n PH33 7JL. One family’s amazing collection

K17 Glencoe Mountain Resort n Mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding,

sledging, summer tubing, chairlift rides, walking, climbing, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife, microlodge accommodation & great home cooked food. T: 01855 851226. www.glencoemountain.co.uk

E18 Iona Abbey (HS) n Founded by St Columba in 563, the early

monastery was a powerhouse of Christian learning. Today this ancient holy place remains a vibrant centre of Christianity set against a stunning island location. T: 01681 700 512. PA76 6SQ historicenvironment.scot/iona-abbey

G19 Seafari Adventures (Oban) n Exceptional Marine Wildlife Tours to the

Gulf of Corryvreckan. Porpoise, dolphins, eagles, whales and seals. Also Whales and Wildlife Tours, Iona, Staffa and Puffin Colony. Whirlpool Specials for the adventurous. www.seafari.co.uk/oban Tel: 01852 300003 - PA34 4RF

J18 Cruachan Visitor Centre n Explore the hollow mountain and discover

the secrets inside the mountain that never sleeps! Guided tours, Exhibition, Gift Shop, Cafe, and Childrens’ Play Area. PA33 1AN Tel: 0141 614 9105. www.visitcruachan.co.uk

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

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

J20 Visit Cowal n Looking for your next experience? Explore Scotland’s Adventure Coast with great food, culture, history and amazing wildlife. Get ready for your next great escape, Discover Cowal. www.visitcowal.co.uk

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 worldclass marina, it offers accommodation, restaurants, new Spa & Leisure Experience, shopping, bike hire and more. T: 01700 811075. www.portavadie.com

G24 Glen Scotia Distillery n Single Malt Distillery offering tours and

tastings at 11am and 3pm. For any enquiries or bookings for special tours or events please contact the distillery direct. 12 High Street, Campbeltown PA28 6DS. T: +44 (0) 1586 552 288. E: glenscotiashop@lochlomondgroup.com

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

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South East Scotland Q21 The Scotch Whisky Experience n 5 Star. Marvel at The World’s Largest

Collection of Scotch Whisky. Whisky Tour, Bar, Tastings & Shop. Over 450 Whiskies. Whisky and food at Amber restaurant. Tel: 0131 220 0441. EH1 2NE

Q21 Dynamic Earth Q21 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh n n Feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes A world-leading Garden, home to one 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

Q21 National Museum of Scotland Q21 Camera Obscura & World of Illusions n The National Museum of Scotland is an n Come and play in our unique, historic

unmissable experience, telling Scotland’s story and bringing together treasures from around the world. Tel: 0300 123 6789. www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland

tower, packed with hands-on exhibits, amazing optical illusions and mind-boggling special effects. Fun for all ages. Tel: 0131 226 3709. www.camera-obscura.co.uk

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

Q21 Maid of the Forth Boat Trips n Edinburgh’s top family run boating attraction. Acclaimed sightseeing cruises. Explore Inchcolm Island. Evening BBQ cruises. Seals, puffins and abundant wildlife. Sailings April-October. Infoline 0131 331 5000. Book online-www.maidoftheforth.co.uk

P21 Linlithgow Palace (HS) n Step inside this former royal residence

and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots where the water fountain once flowed with wine! Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful Linlithgow Peel. T: 01506 842 896. EH49 7AL historicenvironment.scot/linlithgow-palace

P20 Andrew Carnegie Birthplace n Q21 Edinburgh Castle n Don’t miss Scotland’s No 1 visitor attraction. See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, the One O’clock gun and much more. Book online for guaranteed entry at edinburghcastle.scot T: 0131 225 9846. EH1 2NG

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Tiso and Alpine Bikes

Tiso is Scotland’s leading specialist retailer for outdoor clothing, camping equipment & climbing gear. Alpine Bikes is Scotland’s leading cycling specialist. We are proud to offer exceptional service, quality and value, with something for all the family. www.tiso.com Stores across Scotland.

Q21 The Royal Yacht Britannia n Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction

(VisitScotland). Enjoy an audio tour, in 30 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 Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ

Birthplace of the famous Scot who emigrated to the USA, became the richest man in the world, and one of history’s most generous philanthropists. Tel: 01383 724302. www.carnegiebirthplace.com KY12 7PL

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

Stagecoach East Scotland

Stagecoach provides local bus services and luxury coach travel across the region. You can plan your journey at stagecoachbus.com or download the Stagecoach Bus app.

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R19 Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar n Deer, birds of prey, wolves, bears, elk and

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

R19 The British Golf Museum n The British Golf Museum has stunning

exhibitions, shop selling official Open merchandise and an 80 seat Café with spectacular views. Tel: 01334 460046. KY16 9AB www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk

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

Andrews Antique Centre

Historical Buildings, Beautiful Landscaped Gardens on the River Eden, Antique Showrooms, Coffee Shop, Ice-Cream/ Sweet Shop, Vintage Jewellery/Gift & Vinyl Record Outlets. T: 01334 838888. KY16 0UD www.malcolm-Antiques.co.uk

n Residence to Scotland’s most powerful S19 St Andrews Castle (HS)

churchmen, the castle played a key role in the battle for hearts & minds during the Reformation. Brave the underground mine & discover some remarkable secrets. T: 01334 477 196. KY16 9AR historicenvironment.scot/st-andrews-castle

inspiring, fascinating & beautiful destination. Explore Scott’s home & gardens, plus woodland and riverside walks, play trail, exhibitions, events, café & gift shop. Near Melrose, TD6 9BQ. T: 01896 752043. www.scottsabbotsford.com

R23 7stanes Mountain Bike Centres (FCS) n World-class mountain biking centres that

many 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

R18 Malcolm Antiques @ Old St n

S23 Abbotsford n Home of Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott, an

span the south of Scotland. Award-winning trails, including the internationally renowned Glentress, offer some of the best mountain biking in the country suitable for beginners, families and experts. www.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

S20 Scottish Seabird Centre n Q23 Dawyck Botanic Garden n Control the cameras to see amazing wildlife Dawyck is a five star Garden with one in its natural habitat. Seabird Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Tel: 01620 890202. www.seabird.org

S20 Tantallon Castle (HS) n Ascend Tantallon’s towers for spectacular

views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. The castle was home to the powerful Red Douglas dynasty, which often clashed with the Crown. T: 01620 892 727. EH39 5PN historicenvironment.scot/tantallon-castle

S23 Melrose Abbey (HS) n Trace the lives and beliefs of medieval

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.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

monks in one of Scotland’s largest and richest medieval abbeys. You will find remarkable sculptures of saints, demons and the famous bagpipe playing pig. T: 01896 822 562. TD6 9LG historicenvironment.scot/melrose-abbey

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South West Scotland P26 Caerlaverock Castle (HS) L27 Creetown Gem Rock Museum n n One of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses. A beautiful and inspiring collection of

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

L26 Galloway Forest Park (FCS) n UK’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ with 300 square

K24 Heads of Ayr Farm Park (Scotland) n

Caerlaverock Castle played an important role in defending the realm. It is unique in its striking triangular shape and is full of nooks and crannies just waiting to be explored. T: 01387 770 244. DG1 4RU historicenvironment.scot/caerlaverock-castle

miles of mixed landscape to explore! Visitor centres at Clatteringshaws, Glentrool and Kirroughtree with stunning views, waymarked trails and fantastic cafes offering local produce. www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark and www.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

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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

L27 Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre n offer adventure and recreational activities

for all the family in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway. Booking essential. Cafe on site. Tel: 01557 840217. DG7 2ES www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk

Garden, warmed by the Gulf Stream. Spectacular collection of southern hemisphere plants. Conservatory, visitor centre, café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 1 Mar to 15 Nov. Tel: 01776 860231. www.rbge.org.uk/logan

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Fun and adventure for all the family. Meet lots of animals, play on jumping pillows and bumper boats, explore Frontier Fort, Buccaneer Bay, the Farmers Yard and our giant indoor soft play. www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk KA7 4LD

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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

L20 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

L19 The Steamship Sir Walter Scott at n Loch Katrine

- a special experience for everyone. Cruises on the classic steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ and on ‘Lady of the Lake’. Cycle Hire, The Steamship Cafe and Gift Shop, eco camp. Sailings Year Round. Tel: 01877 376315/6. www.lochkatrine.com

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. T: 01786 450000. FK8 1EJ stirlingcastle.scot

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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 largest collection of shark species. www.visitsealife.co.uk/Loch-Lomond or call 01389 721 500.

L20 Sweeney’s Cruise Co, Loch Lomond n Loch Cruises from Balloch Village & Loch

Lomond Shores visitors centre. Open All year offering a variety of cruises, speedboat tours, private charter & waterbus services linking Balloch, Luss and Balmaha. Tel: 01389 752376. www.sweeneyscruiseco.com G83 8SW

K20 Loch Lomond Leisure n Boat Tours, Boat Hire, Watersports &

Outdoor Activities. Learn to Waterski, Wakeboard, Kayak, Paddleboard, Canoe, Bike, Hike, Fish, & more. Located at Luss, Balmaha, & Rowardennan. T: 0333 577 0715. www.lochlomond-scotland.com

K19 Cruise Loch Lomond n Scenery, Wildlife, Live Commentary,

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

L19 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

L20 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS) n Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling 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

M19 Doune Castle (HS) n Set amid lovely countryside, the castle has played many roles from royal residence to Jacobite prison and more recently film location for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander. T: 01786 841 742. FK16 6EA historicenvironment.scot/doune-castle

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

L21 Dumbarton Castle (HS) n Conquer over 500 steps to stand atop

one of Scotland’s greatest strongholds. Dumbarton Castle was a cornerstone of medieval power and latterly served as a military base and prison. T: 01389 732 167. G82 1JJ historicenvironment.scot/dumbarton-castle

M21 The Clydeside Distillery n A Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery,

visitor experience, café, and specialist whisky shop in the heart of Glasgow. Open daily. Book your tour online at www.theclydeside.com/tours Tel: 0141 212 1401 Email: info@theclydeside.com

M21 Glasgow Cathedral (HS) n The most complete medieval cathedral

on the Scottish mainland is still a working church with an active congregation. Glasgow Cathedral is full of intriguing features. Look for the carvings of 11 figures – perhaps the faithful Disciples of Christ. T: 0141 552 6891. G4 0QZ historicenvironment.scot/glasgow-cathedral

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THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INDEPENDENT STORE

The House of Bruar is one of the leading designers of country clothing in the UK, creating a premium range of contemporary country classics in quality materials, with our new Call of the Wild collection bringing you strikingly modern designs that set new standards of style.

Innovative ideas for home and garden reside in the Country Living Department, and gifts galore can be found in our Present Shop, where the experienced staff can even help you set up an exclusive wedding list.

Our Cashmere and Knitwear Hall - the largest in the UK - is a treasure trove of stunning natural fibre garments in a dazzling range of colours. Alongside our own original creations you’ll also find a host of leading brands throughout our Ladieswear Department, including Gerry Weber, Joules, Masai and Barbour, while our Shoe and Handbag Department showcases Dubarry, Brics, Gianni Conti and Gabor. Gentlemen are equally well catered for in our 20,000 square foot Menswear Hall - including brands such as Barbour, Gant, Levi’s, North Face and RM Williams - which combines with our Technical Department to give the ultimate choice in country clothing.

A new addition to our store is the specialist Hand Knitting Shop, where keen hobbyists can stock up on everything they need to really get the most out of their favourite pastime. The best of Scottish food and drink is always on the menu in our Food Hall, Delicatessen and Restaurant, while our award-winning Butchery features highest quality cuts from local providers. Our Fish and Chip Shop is the first of its kind in Britain, with fresh seafood delivered seven days a week and specialising in lobster and chips - the ultimate luxury comfort food! No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to The House of Bruar, situated just off the A9 ten miles north of Pitlochry.

The Fishing Tackle Shop offers a haven for the keen angler, while just next door you can browse contemporary rural art from some of Britain’s leading artists in our Gallery.

To order a copy of the latest mail order catalogue please call us or visit our website.

The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW Telephone: 01796 483 236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

www.houseofbruar.com

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