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Logan Botanic Garden [Garden]

Port Logan, Stranraer

Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Explore the Beautiful Logan Botanic Gardens Logan Botanic Garden lies at the south-western tip of Scotland, and because of the influence of the Gulf Stream, a remarkable collection of bizarre and beautiful plants flourishes outside,... more

Southerness Golf Club [Golf Course]

Southerness, Dumfries

Southerness Golf Club, Southerness, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Southerness is set on the remote Solway Firth with panoramic views of Criffel Peak and across to the Lake District of Cumbria. Philip Mackenzie Ross laid out the course and it is considered to be his best creation. A little over 6,500 yards with a... more

Broughton House & Garden [Historic House]

High Street, Kirkcudbright

Broughton House & Garden, High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway


Explore the Artist's Haven of Broughton House A visit to 18th century Broughton House offers an intimate insight into the former home of Glasgow Boy E A Hornel. His home is full with wonderful works that he and the other Glasgow... more

Powfoot Golf Club [Golf Course]

Cummertrees, Annan

Powfoot Golf Club, Cummertrees, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

At the end of the Solway Firth is Powfoot, one of the area's best but least well-known courses. Laid out by James Braid in 1903, it weaves its way along the Firth on undulating links before the last four holes which are almost parkland in feel.... more

Gracefield Arts Centre [Museum / Art Gallery]

29 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries

Gracefield Arts Centre, 29 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

From contemporary Scottish Art to the Glasgow Boys to the Kirkcudbright School, Gracefield Art Centre in Dumfries is home to a wide range of wonderful pieces to appeal to all tastes. You will find more than 400 Scottish paintings here and there is an... more

Threave Estate [Garden]

Castle Douglas

Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway


Explore one of the Finest Gardens in Scotland Threave´s spectacular gardens have been created over the years by students of the National Trust For Scotlands´s School of Practical Gardening. The gardens are constantly evolving to... more

Cally Palace Hotel [Golf Course]

Gatehouse of Fleet

Cally Palace Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

Cally Palace Golf Course is one one the finest parkland golf courses in Dumfries & Galloway. The par 71, 6062 yards parkland course is open to hotel guests as part of a golfing break allowing you to enjoy the hotel and play a round in one relaxing... more

Broughton House & Garden [Garden]

High Street, Kirkcudbright

Broughton House & Garden, High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway


Explore the Stunning Gardens of Broughton House Broughton House and its gardens is a curious but appealing mix of Japanese and Scottish styles, set out in the early 1900s by artist E.A. Hornel. The sunken courtyard with its... more

Powfoot Golf Club [Golf Course]

Cummertrees, Annan

Powfoot Golf Club, Cummertrees, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

At the end of the Solway Firth is Powfoot, one of the area's best but least well-known courses. Laid out by James Braid in 1903, it weaves its way along the Firth on undulating links before the last four holes which are almost parkland in feel.... more

Jennings Brothers [Attraction / Activity]

The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth

Jennings Brothers, The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Ah, beer. There’s something very satisfying about finding out just how they make the amber nectar and the tour at Jennings Brothers traditional brewery is full of fascinating information. These guys have been brewing beer on this site in the shadow... more

The Lakes Distillery [Attraction / Activity]

Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, Setmurthy

The Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite Lake, Setmurthy, Cumbria

The Lakes Distillery opened its doors in December 2014 and in just 18 months has become one of Cumbria’s leading experiential tourist attractions and the only distillery in Cumbria. The Lakes Distillery has a range of facilities for visitors to... more

Logan Botanic Garden [Garden]

Port Logan, Stranraer

Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Explore the Beautiful Logan Botanic Gardens Logan Botanic Garden lies at the south-western tip of Scotland, and because of the influence of the Gulf Stream, a remarkable collection of bizarre and beautiful plants flourishes outside,... more

Pebbles Spa & Leisure [Spa]

Lendalfoot, Girvan

Pebbles Spa & Leisure, Lendalfoot, Girvan, Ayrshire

Pebbles Spa & Leisure is a perfect haven to pamper yourself with a varied range of treatments using the maring based Thalgo products and Decleor aromatherapy. Relax and enjoy the ambience and therapeutic properties of the aromatic steam room,... more

Muncaster Gardens [Garden]

Ravenglass

Muncaster Gardens, Ravenglass, Cumbria


Discover the fascinating History of Muncaster Castle, Cumbria Muncaster Castle and gardens described by John Ruskin as the `Gateway to Paradise´with over 70 acres of glorious gardens set around the castle, featuring plants and... more

Muncaster Castle [Historic House]

Ravenglass

Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria


Discover the fascinating History of Muncaster Castle, Cumbria Muncaster Castle, home of the Pennington family since 1208, is probably built on Roman foundations. Anthony Salvin remodelled the Castle in the 1860s. The Great Hall is... more

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Castle Street, Carlisle

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria

Tullie House Museum has refurbished two of its permanent galleries to improve the display of its nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. This exciting development incorporates new interpretation including an innovative multimedia... more

Trump Turnberry (The Kintyre), a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, Maidens Road, Turnberry, Ayrshire

Turnberry's second course Kintyre is Donald Steel's re-vamp of the old Arran course and opened for play in 2001. With some new land available, the result is a links course which measures 6,921 yards as it moves superbly along the coastline. The view... more

Trump Turnberry (The Ailsa), a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, Maidens Road, Turnberry, Ayrshire

Turnberry's Ailsa course is one of golf's most recognisable icons. Featuring superb views across to the Isle of Arran and to the Ailsa Craig, Turnberry, with its distinctive and imposing hotel and lighthouse, is a delight. Unusually for a links... more

The Spa at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, Maidens Road, Turnberry, Ayrshire

Relax in to your lounger and admire the blue skies as they stretch out over the Irish Sea towards Ailsa Craig at The Spa at Turnberry. Surrounded by an 800-acre estate and a beautifully rugged coastline, this is the ultimate place to rest, indulge... more

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire


Visit the Stunning Culzean Castle and Country Park Set on a wonderful dramatic cliff top and a fine advert for Robert Adam architecture, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. This... more

Culzean Castle & Country Park [Historic House]

Maybole

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire


Discover the History of Culzean Castle and Country Park Set on a wonderful dramatic cliff top and a fine advert for Robert Adam architecture, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.... more

Carlisle Golf Club [Golf Course]

Aglionby, Carlisle

Carlisle Golf Club, Aglionby, Carlisle, Cumbria

Situated amongst mature trees in gently undulating parkland, Carlisle is one of most attractive and testing courses in northern England and has hosted the regional qualifying for the Open Championship. You cannot relax at Carlisle, a perfect example... more

Belleisle Golf Club [Golf Course]

Doonfoot Road, Ayr

Belleisle Golf Club, Doonfoot Road, Ayr, Ayrshire

Belleisle was designed by James Braid in 1927 and has developed into one of the best public courses in Scotland. Set in the middle of the woodlands of Belleisle Park in Ayr, the lengthy 6,477-yard par 72 course starts with two par fives and there are... more

The Riverside Spa [Spa]

Rothay Garden Hotel, Broadgate, Grasmere

The Riverside Spa, Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria

Imagine this: relaxing in a spa pool in utter tranquility looking out across the wilds of the Lake District. Some may claim it is the spa dream yet that’s the reality waiting for you at the Riverside Spa at Rothay Garden in Cumbria, whose circular... more

Ullswater Steamers [Attraction / Activity]

The Pier House, Glenridding

Ullswater Steamers, The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria


Discover Ullswater Steamers Award-winning heritage visitor attraction Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have been sailing on England’s most beautiful lake since 1859. Referred to as the Dark Lake in Arthurian legend, and inspiration for famous... more

The Organic Spa [Spa]

The Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere

The Organic Spa, The Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria

Balance your exhaustive walks around the beautiful Lake District with a more slow-paced and calming experience. At the Organic Spa, part of the luxury Wordsworth Hotel, find time to rest overworked minds and limbs. Breathe in heady scents and indulge... more

Ayr Racecourse [Attraction / Activity]

2/6 Whitletts Road, Ayr

Ayr Racecourse, 2/6 Whitletts Road, Ayr, Ayrshire

Known to host some of the best horse racing in Scotland, the Ayr Racecourse meets the mark both in flat racing and the jumps. The beautifully-located course close to the coast yet really easy to get to by air, rail or road is home to the Scottish... more

Hutton-In-The-Forest [Garden]

Penrith

Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

Hutton-in-the-Forest´s Walled Garden is the main attraction dating from the 1730s. It contains an increasing collection of herbaceous plants, as well as many fruits trained to the walls, at its most beautiful in the summer months. The Terraces round... more

Hutton-In-The-Forest [Historic House]

Penrith

Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

The historic house at Hutton-In-The-Forest is based on a medieval pele tower, with substantial additions in 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Entrance is through the medieval Stone Hall, hung with a variety of weapons. The new hall has a Cupid... more

Manx National Heritage [Historic House]

Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas

Manx National Heritage, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

The Isle of Mann has a fascinating history which is all too often forgotten, holiday makers instead focusing on the 100 miles of sandy beaches. But sign up for the Story of Mann and you’ll get a whirlwind tour through life here across the centuries... more

Manx National Heritage [Museum / Art Gallery]

Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas

Manx National Heritage, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

At Manx National Heritage, enjoy 10,000 years of the Isle of Man´s often turbulent history brought to life in an imaginative and thought-provoking way through the Story of Mann, which starts at the award-winning Manx Museum in Douglas and takes on a... more

Prestwick Golf Club [Golf Course]

2 Links Road, Prestwick

Prestwick Golf Club, 2 Links Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire

A plaque revealing that Prestwick, founded in 1851 as a 12-hole course with Old Tom Morris as “Keeper of the Green”, hosted the first Open in 1860 where it stayed until it moved to St Andrews in 1873 greets visitors to a links steeped in history with... more

Dalemain Historic House & Garden [Historic House]

Penrith

Dalemain Historic House & Garden, Penrith, Cumbria

The medieval Tudor and Georgian Dalemain Historic House has been home to the Hasell family since 1679 with an interior that has not changed since the 18th century. The entrance hall has a shallow staircase made of local oak, and collections of china,... more

Dalemain [Garden]

Penrith

Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria

Dalemain is a delightful and fascinating 5 acre Lake District garden, just two miles from Ullswater and provides a haven of tranquillity. Richly planted herbaceous borders, Rose Walk with over 100 old-fashioned roses and ancient apple trees of named... more

The Old Courthouse Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Market Pl, Ambleside

The Old Courthouse Gallery, Market Pl, Ambleside, Cumbria

Based in the historic old courthouse, in the market place in Ambleside, this gallery occupies three floors. Having established a strong reputation for supporting high quality arts and craft workmanship, the Old Courthouse Gallery continues to... more

Beatrix Potter Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside

Beatrix Potter Gallery, Main Street, Ambleside, Cumbria


Discover the Story behind Beatrix Potter Discover the life of one of the worlds most beloved childrens authors at the Beatrix Potter Gallery near Ambleside where you can enjoy an exhibition of her original drawings and watercolours.... more

North Lakes Hotel & Spa [Spa]

Ullswater Road, Penrith

North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria

At the North Lakes Spa therapies and treatments are tailored to your lifestyle and needs, you'll leave feeling refreshed and ready to face the world once more. All the treatment rooms are designed with the client in mind. Each room has its own... more

Royal Troon Golf Club [Golf Course]

Craigend Road, Troon

Royal Troon Golf Club, Craigend Road, Troon, Ayrshire

Think of Royal Troon, 7,079 yards with par of 71, stretching along the Firth of Clyde with spectacular views of the Ailsa Craig and hills on Isle of Arran, and the short Postage Stamp hole comes to mind. It is one of the most famous in the world on... more

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club [Golf Course]

29 Hillhouse Road, Barassie, Troon

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, 29 Hillhouse Road, Troon, Ayrshire

Kilmarnock (Barassie) founded in 1887, has been extended to 27 holes, the new nine known as the Hillhouse blend in perfectly. A par 72 Open qualifying course of 6,817 yards from the back is now a stringent test requiring a full range of shots. An... more

Dundonald Links [Golf Course]

Ayr Road, Gailes

Dundonald Links, Ayr Road, Gailes, Ayrshire

Dundonald Links, situated only 40 minutes from Glasgow and 5 minutes from Prestwick Airport, on Scotland’s stunning Ayrshire coast, has quickly become recognised as one of Europe’s “must play” courses. Ranked one of Scotland’s best links, Dundonald... more

Glasgow Gailes Links [Golf Course]

Gailes Links, Gailes Road, Irvine

Glasgow Gailes Links, Gailes Links, Irvine, Ayrshire

Glasgow Golf Club, founded in 1787, has two courses 35 miles apart. Old Tom Morris laid out the original parkland course five miles from Glasgow city centre at Killermont in 1903. Glasgow Gailes, designed by Willie Park Jnr, opened for play in 1892... more

Western Gailes Golf Club [Golf Course]

Gailes, Irvine

Western Gailes Golf Club, Gailes, Irvine, Ayrshire

Western Gailes is unusual layout in that the clubhouse is centrally located. The first four holes head north, the next nine holes head straight back along the coastline passing the clubhouse and the closing five holes head north again along the... more

Castletown Golf Links [Golf Course]

Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven

Castletown Golf Links, Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven, Isle of Man

Bounded by the sea on three sides with spectacular views from every tee, Castletown Links in the Isle of Man is a golfer's paradise. Highlights include the 432-yard 17th with the tee on the cliff edge and a gully running across the fairway - it was... more

South Lakes Wild Animal Park [Attraction / Activity]

Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness

South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

There’s something rather lovely about standing on a raised deck and proffering some foliage up to a giraffe to devour on a Wednesday morning in Dalton-In-Furness - it sort of makes you feel like you’ve elevated yourself from the daily grind. Other... more

Lakeside Hotel on Lake Windermere, Lakeside

Bathe in Beauty and Wellbeing Discover the sanctuary of our pool and spa, and feel your cares melt away... Lakeside is the only Aveda destination spa in England, offering a complete range of facial and body treatments to purify, nourish and... more

Acorn Bank Garden [Garden]

Temple Sowerby, Penrith

Acorn Bank Garden, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria


Take a Stroll through Acorn Bank Garden Acorn Bank Garden, a pretty walled garden in Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, is home to more than 200 species of herbs plus some delightful fruit orchards. A National Trust property, this is... more

The Dock Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

North Road, Barrow-in-Furness

The Dock Museum, North Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Barrow-in-Furness transformed in the 19th and 20th century from small farming community to one of Britain’s most formidable ship builders and The Dock Museum tells the tale of the metamorphosis. The museum is built over an original Victorian graving... more

The Irvine Golf Club [Golf Course]

Sandy Road, Bogside, Irvine

The Irvine Golf Club, Sandy Road, Irvine, Ayrshire

Irvine begins with one of five par fours over 400 yards followed by short par fours at four and five which require accuracy on a course where gorse and heather line the fairways. Another long par four follows and then there is another short par four.... more

Dawyck Botanic Garden [Garden]

Stobo, Peebles

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, Peebles, Scottish Borders


Explore the beauty of Dawyck Botanic Garden Dawyck Botanic Garden benefits from the cooler continental environment in the heart of the Scottish Borders, and from over 300 years of tree planting, truly one of the world´s finest... more

Stobo Castle Health Spa, Stobo, Scottish Borders

At The Spa at Stobo Castle, the best way to approach physical well-being is through a personal programme tailored to your individual needs. You may wish to detoxify, embark on a new fitness regime or simply relax and be rejuvenated. Working with you... more

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