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The Granary is a 2 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 4 and is located in St Andrews, Scotland. This property is pet friendly allowing for 1 pet. Prices range from £329 to £801 per week. Local to Saint Andrews, Strathkinness, Leuchars, Kingsbarns, Backmuir of New Gilston
Tucked away by the Kenly Burn in a quiet and picturesque location, this former granary stands only 1 mile from the sea and 2½ miles from a sandy beach. It retains a wealth of exposed timbers and stonework throughout, and boasts its own small garden, with patio area, alongside 10-acres of shared grounds. St Andrews, with its famous golf courses, 5 miles. Riding 9 miles. Sea fishing 8 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles.
Level entrance to first floor: Three steps leading to dining room with mahogany floor and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Living room with wood-burning stove and rugs on slate floor. Two bedrooms with rugs on mahogany floors; one double and one twin. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.
Enjoy the restaurant's intimate dining experience with a sensuous menu perfectly combining the finest Scottish ingredients and Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by an exciting variety of wines.
Anstruther Fish Bar & Restaurant has built up a legendary reputation for first class fish suppers and is even recognised on a more worldwide level — being filmed for Japanese television and also featuring in the American magazine 'Bon Appetit'.
Fine Scottish dining in a formal but relaxed setting, with an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. The well-balanced menu favours seafood and game. House specialities include hand-dived Skye scallops with Glamis asparagus risotto and Perthshire grouse.
Full width picture windows at this waterfront restaurant allow uninterrupted views of the working river's ever changing activity. The restaurant is designed to resemble the below deck area of a sailing ship, adapting a number of features from Captain Scott's RRS Discovery.
Renowned for its promotion of fresh local produce, with a menu ranging from light snacks to traditional fayre, and favourites from around the globe; The Royal Arch was recently voted 'Scottish Community Pub of the Year' in The DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards.
You'll find an ever changing menu of authentic French cuisine prepared with the finest available fresh produce. Bon Appétit prides itself in slow food, but fast service!
Enjoy spectacular views with your traditional fish and chips at this award winning 140 seater restaurant. There's a special OAP menu.
Indulge yourself with some delicious home made food at the Corn Kist Coffee Shop, pleasantly situated in a rural location with the Milton Haugh Farm Shop.
The Tyneside Tavern offers traditional style bistro dishes as well as fine Italian cuisine. Always offering a warm welcome, this charming pub is a great place to visit.
Using only the finest of Scottish ingredients and with all dishes cooked on site, there is an excellent choice of delicious meals on offer. Relax with a glass of good wine, in a welcoming restaurant and enjoy an evening of great Scottish cuisine.
Choose from a wide ranging collection of fine wines and tasty food in this lovely restaurant in Perth. The beautiful layout and sophisticated atmosphere mean that 63 Tay Street is a wonderful place to enjoy a night out.
A wonderful place to enjoy a tasty bite to eat. Choose from their impressive selection of wines in this very welcoming and homely restaurant. Why not spend an evening sampling some delightful food and relax with a drink, soaking up the atmosphere of Cafe Tabou.
A bistro with a family friendly atmosphere, open every day until 8pm, The Bothy has built a reputation on serving quality Scottish favourites and bistro bites in a warm homely setting. Remember to drop into the Wee Bar for a drink before and after your meal!
A great restaurant with an award winning chef. Located in the beautiful setting of Perth, Let's Eat offers the finest in traditional Scottish home cooking. Dishes include lamb, venison, beef and seafood and are all sourced locally with great care. Why not make an evening of it, with an aperitif or cocktail to start before relaxing over a delicious meal in a welcoming restaurant.
Fishers is famous in Edinburgh for 'casual, fine dining' in all of its three eateries. They offer great service and honest food in a relaxed, dining environment.
A seafood specialist restaurant located on a shorefront setting beside Leiths waters. Serving light lunches, main meals and even breakfasts, its doors are always open.
This popular restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2007. There is a selection of different menus including À la carte menu, with an emphasis on seasonal and locally sourced produce.
This fine dining restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2001. Their mission is to bring traditional and modern French cuisine to Edinburgh.
Tapa is a renowned Spanish Tapas bar in Edinburgh. They have dozens of different varieties of tapas on offer, served in an authentic Spanish envionment.
Britannia Spice is an award winning restaurant serving multi-ethnic cuisine including Thai, Indian, Bangladeshi, and Nepali.
Awarded Scotland's 'restaurant of the year 2010-2011' this restaurant should need no introduction. Founded by Michelin star holder Tony Borthwick you can enjoy sumptuous meals from the lunch or dinner menu. Opt for guinea fowl, pork, sea bream and many more then finish off with a delicious dessert.
This bright and airy seafood restaurant is on Newhaven harbour, and boasts outside seating which overlooks the harbour itself.
Transport yourself into a world of underwater adventure and come across some of the most fascinating and deadly creatures in the oceans.
Stuated near to St Andrews, this railway has been running for over 50 years on it's quarter mile route. Fun for all the family.
Whether it's crawling through a giant nose or challenging the robots of Roborealm, this unique four star attraction devoted to the five senses offers hours of fun and stimulation with over 60 hands-on exhibits, so visitors aged from 4 to 104 can experience the magic of science.
Embark on an interactive wildlife adventure at the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre. Zoom in on different wildlife throughout the seasons, with interactive live cameras on the Bass Rock, Isle of May and other Firth of Forth islands. Cafe, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Open all year.
Dundee Karting is the place to come for speed and excitement, Test your abilities as a racing driver on Scotland's biggest indoor karting track. Suitable for those aged 8 and over. They provide all equipment and safety gear and you are given a safety talk and shown how to operate the karts before your race. The equipment and karts are all in good condition and well maintained. The staff are are friendly and professional and will make your visit enjoyable and fun. There are karts specific for children and adults. There is a cafe that is quite basic just selling drinks and snacks but provides an area to sit and wait if you are not racing. Dundee Karting provides thrills and speed to those looking for a different type of activity. Fun for all abilities, whether your first time racing or if you are a seasoned go karter!
This wildlife centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
This family park complete with trampolines, bouncy castles, go karts, and indoor play areas has a variety of animals too; including lamas, deers and donkeys. There's tea in the park for mums and dads or plenty of space for a picnic. Pony rides run from April until October at weekends and holidays (weather dependant).
Perth Racecourse offers the ideal environment for a fun and enjoyable day at the races, the course is both historic and scenic, the course is more than 400 years old. There is a bustling and vibrant atmosphere at the race meetings and it is always enjoyable to pick your horse and cheer it on. There are plenty of food options and bars available, the standard of food and service is high and the prices reflect this, but still offer value for money. The staff are both friendly and courteous and the facilities and grounds are kept clean during the day. There are different entrance fees depending on where you want to be inside the course, whether you want a package deal or basic entry to the grandstand, the prices are all good value. Throughout the year there are a number of race days so it is worth checking to see when these are on, in addition the provide superb family entertainment on these days. There is a frequent transport service to and from the town on old fashioned buses for a small charge. Perth Racecourse offers a fun filled and exciting day out with all the right ingredients, highly recommended.
A two miles beach to the east of Kingsbarns, framed by some lovely sand dunes. Have a walk on Fife's coastal footpath and soak up some of the stunning scenery. Or perhaps you fancy a round of golf on the nearby course? Whatever you fancy you'll have a great day out at the beach.
A beautiful part of Scotland, which is popular with holiday makers and locals. Perfect for a family day out at the seaside with lovely sands and nearby cafes and play park.
A pretty little place to pay a visit to. Wander around this historic town and spend some time at the beach, before playing a round of golf! The charming beach next to the old harbour is a perfect place to take in the picturesque village.
A beautiful beach to relax on with stunning views over golden sands. Explore the nearby wildlife conservation site and take a stroll through Tentsmuir Forest. This lovely beach is perfect for relaxing with a good book, playing a game of cricket or doing a spot of kite-flying!
A perfect beach for all the family. There is lots to see and do here with swimming, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing and canoeing readily available. Or for those of you who wish to sit and while away the hours with a good book, there is almost a mile of beautiful golden sand on which you can do just that!
An extensive sandy beach nestled beneath a historic castle in the former fishing village of Broughty Ferry, now a residential suburb of Dundee. A promenade gives direct pedestrian and disabled access at several locations and the beach is backed by dunes.
A lovely place to do some cycling or horse riding. Or for those of you who would prefer to unwind and simply relax, this beautiful beach will persuade you to do just that.
A pretty little seaside town on the coast of Fife. Play a round of golf and then retire to the beach where time passes more slowly and you can truly relax. An historic place with a rich past; take a journey through time as you wander around the streets.
Seacliff Beach is a lovely secluded sandy beach located along an area of magnificent coastline in East Lothian. The beach is pretty unspoilt and is a haven for surfers, wake boarders, families and dog walkers. To the north of the beach you will find a sheltered spot, where there is a hidden harbour, it is considered to be the smallest sandstone harbour in the UK, it has been carved out of the rocks back in 1890, and has spectacular views of Bass Rock and the ruins of Tantallon Castle. Both ends of the beach have superb rock pools to discover, young children will love them and the opportunity to clamber over the rocks. Access to the beach is via an entry barrier that costs ₤2.00 if coming by car. Seacliff Beach is a beautiful place, really picturesque and its sandy shores do not get that busy, so offers the perfect spot to spend a few hours, do take along a picnic as there is nowhere nearby to get any refreshments. Not to be missed if you are in the area.
A beautiful little bay, framed by impressive sand dunes commanding spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. Sit and relax on the beach or take a piteresque walk along the coastline.
A great local beach with village amenities close by including shops and cafes. Try your hand at canoeing or windsurfing at this lovely sandy and rocky beach. A lovely place to walk and do some bird watching.
Spend some time in Burntisland, an historic town in Fife. A pretty little place with breathtaking views down the coastline. Soak up the local scenery on the beach and then potter through the streets and learn about the varied history of the area.
A beautiful beach on the stunning Fife coastline. Spend the day at this popular Scottish seaside resort, admiring the views of the islands of Inchmickery and Incholm whilst relaxing in a peaceful environment. There is also a lovely walk along the Fife coastal path which allows you to take in the spectacular local scenery.
Framed by an impressive 9m sand dune, Montrose beach is a lovely place to visit, with a nearby golf course, promenade and beautiful sands. Have fun playing beach sports and take a dip in the clear waters.
There are over 300 miles of cycle routes in Fife just waiting to be explored! They include everything from disused railway tracks and town and village roads to country lanes. Look out for impressive castles, amazing beaches and fishing villages.
Moncreiffe Hill Wood is a beautiful mixed woodland just 3 miles south of Perth, with over 7 miles of marked trails ideal for walking, running or orienteering, as well as many spectacular view over the Perthshire landscape and quiet corners for birdwatching.
Cyclists and horse-riders are well catered for in selected areas of this woodland Park located near the banks of the River Tay. A pleasant circular stroll through beautiful broadleaved and conifer woodland and has been specially designed with wheelchair users and families with pushchairs in mind.
Free form leisure pool complete with sloping beach area. There's a toddlers' pool for the tiny ones and lots of slides to keep all the kids occupied. Play some squash or table tennis or even some snooker.
Seacliff Stables are a family run stables that are located in close proximity of North Berwick, a beautiful and stunning park of the country. They are a friendly and welcoming stables that offer a unique riding experience amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery around, with views of Tantallon Castle and the renowned Bass Rock. They cater to all level of rider and can adapt the rides to suit your requirements. The horses are beautiful, well behaved and all have a lovely temperament, and they spend time to ensure you are placed with a suitable horse. They can also provide all equipment if needed, so you don't have to take anything with you. The staff at Seacliff Stables are great, so friendly, professional, knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic. They will put any nervous riders at ease and their knowledge of riding and the local area is outstanding. The scenery here is breathtaking, and the area is so peaceful and tranquil, it is a truly unique and memorable experience riding along the beautiful beach that overlooks the wild and rugged coastline, make sure you take a camera to get loads of photos. Seacliff Stables are very professional and well organised so you can rest assured your experience will be faultless, highly recommended. .
North Berwick Golf Club is a long established club dating back to 1832, and still uses the same fairways. It is a true championship links course that starts and finishes at the clubhouse within the town. This charming course is relatively short but still offers a challenging game of golf to all level of golfer, there are a number of natural hazards with a wind that continually blows, the worlds largest sand trap and an ancient stone wall that runs through the centre of a fairway. The course has some of the most amazing views of the Firth of Forth and islands of Bass Rock, Craigleith, Lamb and Fidra in addition to the town of North Berwick. This undulating course is well maintained and in splendid condition, with excellent drainage, the greens are fast, bunkers are deep and has a number of memorable holes in particular Redan and Biarritz. Visitors are extended the same warm genuine welcome as members and you are permitted use of the same facilities as members. The Clubhouse is a beautiful historic building, it has a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere, it is comfortable and elegant and provides all you need after a round of golf, the menu is varied and provides a good selection of traditional dishes, that are home cooked and well presented, the customer service is very good and the prices are really reasonable. The staff throughout are brilliant, so friendly, helpful, attentive and professional and really enhance the overall experience, the greeter is a really nice touch and they give a brief history of the club, nice to get its background. North Berwick Golf Club is one of the most amazing golf courses around, so friendly and hospitable, great facilities and the green fees are reflective of the quality of the course and its amenities, a first class club that should not be missed.
The big, yellow flume with its separate splash pool is the main attraction although the pool also has waves, sprays and a bubble bed. For those into more serious swimming, there's a 6 lane pool on offer as well.
Dunbar Golf Club is a challenging links course that is set amongst the most magnificent scenery with superb views across the bay. This 18 hole course has many natural hazards with a pretty continuos sea breeze, many holes are close to the seafront, deep bunkers and lots of interesting holes. The course is fantastically maintained, the greens are great and the fairways are fast. It is an extremely friendly club and the staff are so welcoming and hospitable. The Clubhouse has top class facilities and the menu is extensive and diverse with a nice choice of seafood dishes, the food is delicious, reasonably priced and the service was excellent. The green fees are reflective of the quality of course. Dunbar is a superb course that is a pleasure to play and should be on your list of courses to play, you will not be disappointed.
Montrose Links Golf Course is a superb course that has been carved out of the natural landscape to produce a course that is both aesthetic and challenging to any level of player, it is not surprising it attracts players from all over the world. Montrose has been recognised as the 5th oldest course in the world and is considered to be a tops link course. The course and greens are superbly maintained and are a pleasure to play. The course is predominantly level, close to the ocean and with lots of heather that doesn't make it easy to find a misjudged ball, each hole is different. The staff here are friendly and approachable and the pro in the shop is most knowledgeable. The clubhouse is welcoming and inviting and offers a great selection of food and drinks after a challenging round, the food is tasty and offers good value. The pro shop is stocked with all the usual items. The green fees to play here are very reasonable further enhancing its appeal. If you get the opportunity to play at the Montrose Links Golf Course then do, you will be thrilled with the experience.
Tucked away in the heart of the Fife Countryside lies a real gem of Scottish rural and environmental life. At the 55 acre Deer Centre there are 9 different species of deer to view each with their own individual paddock.
Lochs and Glens North Cycle Route or National Route 7 as it is also known, takes you through two amazing National Parks, this breath taking trail takes you from Inverness to Glasgow via Pitlochry. Your journey incorporates pretty lochs, forests, over the UK's biggest mountain range, heather clad moors and bustling tourist towns. A particular benefit of the route is the traffic free passage through Drumochter, being one of Britain's tallest transport corridors. The next stage begins your descent into wooded hillsides and fertile pastures, and back onto traffic free paths that will take you into Glasgow. The complete route is 214 miles long and a total of 42 miles are free of traffic. The route is cross country taking in natural wilderness so ensure you have the appropriate equipment and a suitable bike. Maps and guides are available to buy to plan your route, there is good signage too making it easy to get around. Lochs and Glens North Cycle Route has a number of things to see and do and some of the points of interest are Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Tay, Cairngorms National Park, Glenmore Forest Park and Aviemore, it is a simply stunning route and should not be missed if you are in this region.
A wonderful nature reserve located on Loch Leven. Spend a tranquil day admiring the many species of wildlife that have made their home around the water?s edge and take a relaxing stroll around a lovely part of countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for the many pairs of inland ducks, sandpipers, curlews and redshanks.
Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is housed in 750 hectares in an encircled inlet on the river South Esk. It offers an ideal habitat to more than 50,000 migratory birds including, pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers, as well as seals, insects, butterfles, bees and many more. On site is a top class visitor centre that is open all year around and entrance is for a small fee. It is easily found if you follow the brown signs from Montrose town centre. On their website there is all sorts of information to enhance your visit, from tide timetables and the best places and times to watch the birds. Within the centre you will find, telescopes, binoculars as well as live footage on visiting migratory birds, lots of information and leaflets on the local inhabitants and history, interactive toys for the younger visitors including, microscopes, species peepholes and puzzles. You will also find good hides and walks in the area. There is a schedule of regular events operated here that include guided walks and special children's activities. Relax and enjoy a delicious hot drink as you take in the stunning vistas across the Basin, particularly stunning at sunrise/sunset. There is a nice gift shop that sells a range of wildlife gifts. The staff are friendly and helpful and have lots of knowledge on the area and its inhabitants. Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is an interesting and enjoyable place for people of all ages, and abilities, it allows you to get up close with nature.
The perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Admire the woodland garden and the 300 varieties of snowdrops, before strolling around the beautiful walled garden. Cambo gardens also features traditional flower borders and a huge collection of perennials making it a beautiful setting to be enjoyed year round.
Described as a 'hidden gem' and home to about 8,000 species of ferns, herbaceous plants and trees, this special garden is located in St Andrews in the East of Scotland.
Barnhill Rock Garden is a public park that covers more than two hectares and is listed on the Visit Scotland tourist trail owing to its beauty and the natural habitat it provides to local wildlife, it connects to a nature reserve and is close to the beach. Work commenced on building these gardens back in 1955 on what was a section of volcanic rock, it incorporated sand dunes and rock from a local quarry was used in the gardens. There are natural springs, ponds and water features as well as lovely tress, shrubs and flowers on show here. Others ares of interest include the Geddes Glasshouse, that acts as a community centre hosting a number programmes and events, the Pergola, the Scree bed and Woodland area. It is an area of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has also created a natural habitat for local wildlife who you may see on a visit here, including squirrels, roe deer, woodpeckers, owls, sparrow hawk and lots more. The gardens are beautifully maintained and there is plenty of seating available to relax and take in the gorgeous views. There is a visitor centre where the staff are friendly and helpful, you can also get a list of events and information relating to Barnhill Rock Gardens. If in the Dundee or surrounding areas, take time out to visit these stunning and relaxing gardens, they should not be missed.
The beautiful botanic gardens at the University of Dundee are a delightful place to visit. Spend some time admiring the impressive collection of plants, trees and flowers which have originated from all over the globe. Located near the River Tay there is also a special Evolutionary Garden which depicts plant life over time and is a fascinating site to explore.
Originally the site of two old reservoirs, the things to do list is huge. Enjoy a stroll around the area, or take to it on a mountain bike. Cook lunch on a BBQ then have some fun in the play park. Do a bit of bird watching or try your hand at water sports.
Set around 24 acres of water, this parkland offers a great visitor centre, picnic and BBQ sites and children's play areas. You can also play water sports here during the summer months and go for a walk on the many paths and trails around the site.
A beautiful private garden set in the grounds of a fabulous 18th century house. Superb semi-formal walled gardens, herbaceous perennials, rose borders and delphiniums await the visitor in one of Scotland?s finest gardens. Take a stroll by the river and soak up the tranquil atmosphere in this gem of a location.
Enjoy rhododendrons and azaleas in one of the top 50 gardens in Europe. Featuring an idyllic woodland garden and fascinating hybrid trial garden, with plant-life collected from travels throughout the Himalayas and China. There is also an excellent garden centre with a huge range of plants for sale.
An early 19th century mansion house which is still a family home, set in an 18th century planned landscape with a superb walled garden. The house is best known for its architectural merit.
A stunning haven located near Perth. Featuring some incredibly rare plants, such as the Himalayan Poppy this beautiful garden also showcases Rhododendrons, Primulas and Acer palmatum depending on the season. Spend some time in this lovely garden and admire plant species from around the globe. (Partly accessible for wheelchair users)
Set in beautiful surroundings, this sanctuary operates an adoption scheme for its rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. Guided tours are provided. There's also a visitor centre, gift shop and picnic area.
Royal mementos are on view at this Georgian house overlooking the Montrose Basin, much of which is nature reserve, internationally important for wildfowl and geese. There are waymarked paths and observation hides. (Dogs are not allowed in the walled garden or the formal terrace gardens)
Running the Highlands arrange a choice of running holidays amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Scottish Highlands. They cater to runners of all abilities and offer a choice of tours and packages to suit everyone. They operate running holidays practically all year round and you will run along some of the country's most stunning trails accompanied by trained and experienced guides. You will get the opportunity to experience the peace and tranquillity of this glorious region. In addition to the holiday runs they operate training weekends again in some amazing locations where, you will learn lots about running, receive motivational advice, nutritional advice, benefit from inspiring guest speakers as well as guided runs whatever, your running level you will benefit from this weekend. The purpose of these holidays is not to compete but to bring together people who enjoy the physical activity of running and to improve on your techniques and learn from others. All events are well organised and you will find the team to be extremely friendly, professional and encouraging. The food you receive is excellent and could not find any fault with it. If you enjoy running and are looking for an alternative holiday don't hesitate in booking your place at Running the Highlands you will not be disappointed, can't recommend enough, you come back feeling invigorated and inspired, and wanting to return.
One for all the family — you can pick your own fruit, explore the Mega Maze and have fun on the go karts and playground.
Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery at the multi-award winning Discovery Point attraction and museum and experience one of the greatest stories ever told.
Battlefield Live is an indoor combat game, it raises the stakes in the usual laser tag experience. They have taken the game to a new level with a gaming arena and equipment that give a more realistic combat experience. Positioned over two levels, it is dark and sinister with lots of streets to run down and places to hide, smoke and sounds, it makes for an exciting atmosphere. Choose your favourite game and live out your fantasies here as you conquer the enemy. The staff are friendly and helpful and the area is well organised, maintained and kept clean. Rules are explained before you play. The cafe is a welcome retreat with a great selection of food and drink as well as a choice of hot meals. Battlefield Live offers good value for money and you will enjoy your time here and probably want to come back. Suitable from age 8 upwards it makes a great day out with friends or family, where you can work together or compete against one another.
Dundee Rep Theatre is housed in a modern building and is the cultural venue of the city where local, amateur and national companies stage their productions. They stage all types of performances from ballet, dance, comedy, musicals, music recitals, concerts, plays, pantomimes and much more. The staff are lovely here, friendly and helpful. There is a bar and restaurant here where you can enjoy pre theatre drinks and maybe a bite to eat, both have a welcoming and cosy atmosphere. It is not a large venue but, it is nicely decorated, the seating here is very comfortable with lots of leg room and you are pretty much guaranteed a good view, the acoustics and sound are excellent as well. The tickets for the shows are reasonably priced making it an affordable night out. Dundee Rep Theatre is a superb venue for a night out, you are guaranteed a great atmosphere, show and prices, get your ticket and see for yourself.
You'll feel you've taken a step into a time capsule of yesteryear at Verdan Works, where you'll discover how the people of Dundee lived, worked and played over 100 years ago.
As the nights draw in, make your way to Britain's only full-time public observatory for an unobstructed view of the winter skies.
A treat for everyone! Travel on Scotland's oldest and finest passenger carrying miniature railway. The steam and diesel locomotives have thrilled four generations of happy travellers.
GoForth Tours offers guided and personalised tours of the North Berwick/Gullane region by Dave a native of the area who has an in-depth knowledge and intimate experience of the region and the local people, past and present. The area is rich in history, scenery and wildlife and there is so much to see and do here, the problem will be fitting everything in. With a guided tour that can be personalised or themed to meet your requirements, you will be shown all the relevant sights and get an intimate guide of this beautiful area. Tours vary in duration and can take up to six people in a group, keeping them small and personal. Tours are taken in a comfortable and spacious people carrier. Dave is very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his home and all it has to offer and this is conveyed in a fun and informative way. The prices are very reasonable and offer great value for money. Dave is a true ambassador to the North Berwick area you could not get a more knowledgeable guide of this beautiful area, if you are looking for a relaxed and personal but in-depth tour of the area then go to GoForth you won't be disappointed.
North Berwick Law is a very large and very high hill and is a must if you are visiting this area of Scotland, it is a bit of a climb to the summit but, the views are well worth it, you get the most amazing vistas and can see for miles around. Berwick Law stands at 615 feet above sea level and is made of igneous rock and was formed when the mouth of a volcano was closed by its own molten lava. The area is rich in history, there are indications it was inhabited more than 2000 years ago with evidence of a minimum of at least eighteen hut circles, rich middens as well as a field system. In addition there is the remnants of a defensive stone dyke and ramparts. The remains of a stone building that is currently at the summit was constructed in 1803 to serve as a watch-house and signal station during the Napoleonic Wars, there is also a building that was a WWII look out post. The most notable landmark now is the gigantic whalebone that has a presence here since first erected in 1709, to serve as a marker to bring the sailors home safely. It was originally a genuine whalebone that was replaced a number of times and finally in 2008 a gigantic fibreglass replica jawbone was placed here which, can withstand the weathering and erosion, it is subjected to. The climb up takes about half an hour from the town centre and your ascent and descent should be made on the westerly direction, it is not the easiest of walks and proper footwear should be worn and care taken, the path up is clearly marked. On the way up there is lots to see from the wild ponies, a reservoir that served the town with its water supply in the 1870's and there is also an old quarry that was used in building much of the town in the nineteenth century. Take a camera as there are plenty of opportunities for photos. An exhilarating climb with fantastic views and lots to see, not to be missed if you get the opportunity.
East of Scotland Microflights are located at East Fortune Airfield in East Lothian, and they are the longest established flying school and club in Scotland. It is run by Gordon Douglas who has in excess of thirty years of experience of flying microlights. All staff members are highly trained, skilled and experienced, they are very friendly, patient and enthusiastic and this soon rubs off on you. The school is well organised and everything runs to schedule, so no unnecessary waiting around. Microlights come in two different models one that looks like a traditional plane and the other looks a bit like a hang-glider over a trike, both only take two passengers, they are very safe and microlighting is at present the safest form of sport aviation in the UK and is highly regulated. They are open all year round, weather and light permitting, from 10.00am to 6.00pm. The experience is a both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time, you get the most amazing views from the skies and it is so peaceful and serene up there, and can relax knowing that you are in safe and capable hands. If you are up for a new exciting experience or want to learn a new skill then head to East Scotland of Microflights you will not be disappointed.
The Found Gallery is a friendly family run gallery that displays a contemporary combination of British art and crafts talent. A lot of local artists works are on show here, and you will find a lovely selection of unique and unusual goods including, paintings, ceramics, jewellery, cards and lots more wonderful items. The quality of the goods and the different techniques, textures and colours used is excellent and all items are well priced. This beautiful gallery is bright, colourful and welcoming with a lovely relaxed atmosphere, there is no pressure to buy and you are left to browse. It is open Monday to Saturday from10.00am to 5.00pm. The owners are very friendly and hospitable and are happy to discuss any of the pieces on display or about the lovely town and things to see and do here. You are sure to find a special something top take home in this delightful gallery. The Found Gallery is definitely worth a visit if you are in this beautiful area of Scotland.
Belhaven Brewery offers you the opportunity to take a tour of the brewery to see the process of making their fine beers from start to finish. Belhaven is located in the beautiful and quaint town of Dunbar and the brewery is found in a lovely historic listed building that seamlessly blends the old with the new. It is a casual tour around this working brewery, that is very interesting and informative and being limited to twelve people per tour makes it a more intimate experience. The guides are friendly, knowledgeable and animated about the products so you glean a lot from the tour. A highlight of the tour is the tasting session at the end in their in-house bar, The Monk's Retreat, it is unlimited tasting and there is a good variety of cask and keg beers to sample, not so good if you are driving but, they do offer a soft drink alternative. There is also a small museum that is again very interesting, it traces the history of brewery from the 11th Century through a nice exhibit of old pieces relating to the brewery manufacturing process and its humble beginnings. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop at the end of the tour where you can pick up a nice souvenir, they stock their full selection of beers as well as chutneys, branded clothing and other related merchandise. Tours operate Tuesday through to Friday at 1.45pm and must be booked in advance. Belhaven Brewery is insightful and interesting, a fantastic intimate and informative tour, not to be missed.
Gallery devoted to the work of the 20th century Scottish colourist J D Fergusson but also regularly changing exhibitions. The collection can be seen at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
When JM Barrie was given the freedom of Kirriemuir, he presented the town with the cricket pavilion on Kirrie Hill, and the Camera Obscura within it. At times, it will be unable to operate due to weather conditions, which may result in closure for the whole day.
Perth Concert Hall is a new addition to the cultural scene here in the city, it is a contemporary, spacious and exclusive building located in the historic Horsecross area in the heart of the city. Already it has established itself as an important cultural centre and has a diverse and interesting programme of events, that include concerts, community events, comedy, film, talks, art workshops and stage performances. This lovely venue is also home to the creative "Threshold", a new media digital art space that features fascinating contemporary art. The building and the facilities are faultless, it has a really nice foyer and the staff are excellent as well, friendly and helpful. The seating is well laid out, so you get a great view of the stage regardless of where you are seated and the chairs are comfortable too, the acoustics are first class as is the lighting. The cafe and bars are really nice, with lively and bustling atmospheres and offer the perfect place to meet before a performance. Perth Concert Hall has a full and interesting year round programme of events, so check to see what is on and get yourself to this wonderful venue, you will not be disappointed.
Perth Playhouse is an independent cinema complex in the heart of the city, it is home to seven screens and has a continually changing programme of films. It features a diverse selection of films from box office hits, to independent films and modern classics, art exhibitions, football matches, live streaming of the Opera from the Met and much more. The major attraction here is the new impressive and amazing IMAX screen, if you get the opportunity to see a film here don't miss it, sound, screen everything fantastic. There is a nice cafe where you can have a bite to eat before or after your movie and just relax with friends or family. The exterior has retained its its art deco structure and inside is a bit shabby however, they are refurbishing and it is evident that it will soon be a premier cinema destination. You will find the staff to be warm and friendly. The Perth Playhouse offers a touch of cinema nostalgia that you don't get at mainstream cinemas, once the refurbishments are done it will be a fantastic venue but still worth a visit for that nice personal touch.
The museum has a wide range of displays of local interest covering archaeology, Montrose history, the Picts, Montrose silver, and maritime and natural history. The art gallery has a changing selection of local paintings and exhibitions.
Steam railway running four miles from a unique Victorian terminus station at Brechin, to Bridge of Dun, a former stopping place for Royal trains set in remote countryside. Visitors can take interesting walks from the station to the bird sanctuary along both banks of the river.
Explore the Royal Yacht Britannia's fascinating story in the visitor centre. Then step on board to to get a feel for what life was really like for the Royal Family and yachtsmen. (Unfortunately there is no access for Shop Mobility wheelchairs)
See where Scotland's power centre would have been had the Cold War ever heated up! Kept secret for over 40 years under a Scottish farmhouse hides 24,000 square feet of emergency accommodation.
Visit St. Andrews, 'the home of golf'. Learn about the past players, the legendary tournaments and its origins in the middle ages. Hear the story that has shaped the game and made it the phenomenon it is today.
The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a multi-award winning national museum which tells the story of Scottish fishing from the earliest times to the present day. Guided Tours take about 90 minutes, themed tours are available.
This working traditional water-powered oatmeal mill is a great example of Scotland's industrial heritage. You can discover more about the milling process with a guided tour during April-October. And if you time it right, you can watch the milling which happens on a Sunday afternoon.
A wonderful museum, housed in an old frigate built in 1824. What is most remarkable about her is that she is Scotland's only wooden warship left in existence. Visit this historic ship and spend a day learning about her history.
The McManus is Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, and is located in a magnificent Gothic Revival-style building. The interior holds many architectural delights from the wood panelling and roof trusses, to the floors and glasswork in the windows, the story boards give an intriguing insight. There are eight galleries to explore that cover art, history and the environment giving a true insight into the region over the years. The museum has been open since 1867 and has continued since that time to be a major cultural attraction in the city. There is so much to see here from a wooden longboat, eastern and ancient artefacts, lots of items of local interest, geological and zoological section, Pictish stones and art, classic and modern art paintings, with a number by the Glasgow Boys, all items are clearly marked and described. Throughout the year a number of unique exhibitions take place, generally they include some seldom seen works, or works on loan or tour from other galleries that include art, photography, paintings or sculptures. In addition McManus operate a frequent schedule of activities and events so there is always something taking place here. For the younger visitors they run arts and crafts activities. You can also take a behind the scenes tour. The museum is interesting an engaging and there is something to appeal to all ages and interests, making it an ideal family day out. Entry to the McManus is free and the museum is open everyday. The staff are friendly and helpful and have lots of knowledge on the collections and local area. The coffee shop onsite is lovely with a great selection of food and drink that are all reasonably priced and the surroundings are comfortable and relaxing. The McManus is a delightful and interesting museum with a wealth of exhibits, you could easily pass a day here, highly recommended.
In 2011 the RSGS opened a new and unique Visitor and Information Centre, in the oldest secular building in Perth, Fair Maid's House, which, still retains it's quaintness and charm, and has strong literary connections. The centre is a geographical joy, owing to all there is to see and do, such as watch the planet from space in the Earth Room, discover the hottest and coldest places on the planet, learn about and study maps and explorers, see the many exhibits, read the fascinating facts, or just relax with a book in the Explorer's Room. It is a treasure throve just waiting to be discovered and many stories to be told. The guides are all convivial and informative and more than happy to answer any questions you have. There is no entrance fee to this wonderful attraction but, donations are welcome. Unfortunately , the centre is not open all year round, it is only open Tuesday to Saturday, April through to October. You don't have to be interested in geography to enjoy this attraction, people of all ages and interests will find the centre to be both interesting and stimulating. If you are in the Perth region during opening times then you must make time to see this wonderful centre.
Tantallon Castle is a major stronghold positioned on the edge of a promontory on the coastline just east of North Berwick. It is the last truly great castle constructed in Scotland, that was the stronghold of the Douglases, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland. It was a defensive stone castle built in the red and green stone of the area, it held off a number of sieges during its time. It is an awesome structure, and much of it is still preserved, the walls are extraordinarily thick and extremely high and was a formidable structure. its stone tall towers offered protection to the great curtain wall. A large part of the castle still remains intact despite the attacks it took over the years, the last and most destructive one by Oliver Cromwells army in 1651 caused the castle to be abandoned. A visit to Tantallon Castle will afford you with the most fantastic sea views, and views of the rugged coastline, there are lots of nook and crannies to explore, there is also a prison and a dovecote to explore, the steps are a little uneven so care is needed especially when you are climbing up the steps. Owing to its exposed position it can be quite blowy so make sure to wrap up warm. Tantallon Castle has a really interesting history and is a great example of a stronghold castle and you get a true feel of its past and can imagine what life would have been like here during that period. The castle is open daily and there is an entry charge, you can buy a brochure to find out the full history of the property. It is a terrific castle and definitely worth a visit, you won't be disappointed.
The Abbey is famously associated with the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320, which asserted Scotland's independence from England. Parts of the abbey church and domestic buildings remain, notably the gatehouse range, the abbot's house and the herb garden.
A magnificent National Trust property, which was once the home of the Crichton Stuart family. A truly fascinating place to visit with a complex architectural history, evolving from an imposing castle in the early 1300s to a grander palace completed in the early 1500s. Admire the stunning Tapestry Corridor the equally impressive Chapel Royal.
Village museum depicting life in Abernethy from Pictish times to the present day, with exhibitions changing annually. They cannot admit unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
Family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, legendary setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. With its strong links with history, royalty and fiction, Glamis Castle is one of Scotland?s most impressive visitor attractions.
Where will you find cruisie lamps, pirn winders, cloutie rugs, bannock spades and a thrawcrook? At the Angus Folk Museum! The domestic section is housed in six charming 18th-century cottages in Kirk Wynd, the agricultural collection in the farm steading opposite.
Idyllically set on the banks of the River Tay, this handsome and complete fortified mansion with three projecting towers is of 16th century date. The original wrought-iron grilles to protect the windows are still in place.
In this two-storey house J M Barrie (1860?1937), the creator of Peter Pan, was born. The upper floors are furnished as they may have been when Barrie lived there and the adjacent house, No 11, contains an exhibition about his literary and theatrical works.
An exciting look at the natural and social history of Perthshire, housed in one of Britain's oldest museums. The collections cover silver, glass, art, human history, archaeology, geology and natural history.
Exhibits about one of the most famous Regiments in the British Army are laid our chronologically through ten rooms within the Castle. They display an amazing variety of artefacts illustrating Regimental history as well as a fine collection of paintings and photography.
Pictavia Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the ancient Picts, who inhabited Scotland during the 1st millennium AD, offering an insight into these enigmatic people through a mix of artefacts and interactive exhibits. Pictavia is just off the A90 at the Brechin bypass.
Visit the Palace of Kings, where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were crowned. Beautiful gardens and peaceful woodland are perfect for a gentle stroll and there's a great children's adventure playground, not to mention the unique 'tartan' maze of 2,000 beech trees.
William Lamb is a well noted and respected Scottish artist, who was totally committed to his work. Although he injured his right hand in World War I he did not let this deter him in his pursuit as an artist, he went off and learnt to draw with his left hand. He drew inspiration from the local people, culture and landscape, and this is evident in many pieces of his work. The building that served as his studio between 1934 to 1951 now showcases a great collection of his work. The studio is pretty much as it looked when he died so you get a true feel of how he worked and lived. On display here are sculptures, prints, etchings, drawings in addition to his tools in the workroom and his living room that is furnished with his individual-styled furniture. Some of the prominent pieces on display here are the model portrait heads of Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose that Lamb was commissioned to do by the Duchess of York, so pleased was she with his skills that she also commissioned Lamb to create a portrait of herself. The studio is open to the public throughout the summer months, entry at other times can be arranged with the curator of Montrose Museum. The staff at the museum are friendly and knowledgeable and more than willingly to chat about the artist and his work. Whether you are an artist, art lover or not you can't help but be impressed and enthralled by the work of William Lamb, a fascinating and insightful experience.
A fascinating castle, which was in 1567 prison to Mary Queen of Scots. Built in the 14th or early 15th century, this impressive building features what is thought to be one of the oldest tower houses in Scotland; built in the early 1300s.