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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club [Golf Course]

Blackwater, Isle of Arran

Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club, Blackwater, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire

Shiskine is a most unusual course. Originally nine holes designed by Willie Fernie it became 18 after Willie Park was commissioned to extend the course. Six of the new holes fell into neglect during the first World War leaving now a 12-hole links on... more

Machrihanish Dunes [Golf Course]

Machrihanish, Campbeltown

Machrihanish Dunes, Machrihanish, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute

Machrihanish Dunes nestles alongside the original Machrihanish course completed by old Tom Morris in 1879, was designed by David McLay Kidd and opened in 2009. A classic links with spectacular views, it is kept in harmony with nature and provides the... more

Machrihanish Golf Club [Golf Course]

Campbeltown

Machrihanish Golf Club, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute

Machrihanish has a renowned 18 hole links and a nine hole course. It also has one of the best opening holes in golf according to many who know and when you face the drive across the bay, you'll know. The course is 6,235 yards in total and features... 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

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

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

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park [Garden]

Brodick, Isle of Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire


Explore a Beautiful Scottish Garden The restoration of this garden at Brodick Castle began in the early 1900s and included planting of unusual species collected by great plant hunters like George Forrest. They include plants from... more

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park [Historic House]

Brodick, Isle of Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire


The Perfect Family Day out at Bodrick Castle, Garden and Grounds A classic Victorian Scottish baronial style estate, the castle sits grandly overlooking Brodick Bay and the Firth of Clyde with Goatfell Mountain as backdrop. The... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Rum Story [Attraction / Activity]

Lowther Street, Whitehaven

The Rum Story, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Not that we are suggesting that it rains much in the Lake District, but The Rum Story in Whitehaven makes for a great little place to while away an afternoon should the heavens open. Based in the original Georgian premises of the Jefferson family who... more

Achamore Gardens [Garden]

Isle of Gigha

Achamore Gardens, Isle of Gigha, Argyll & Bute

Situated on the stunning, tranquil community-owned Isle of Gigha, one of the Hebridean Islands, sit 54 acres of wonderful sub-tropical plants – the Achamore Gardens. With the warming influence of the North Atlantic Drift providing an atmosphere in... more

Silloth on Solway Golf Club [Golf Course]

Silloth

Silloth on Solway Golf Club, Silloth, Cumbria

Silloth sets a premium on being able to drive the ball well and with heather, whins and broom and some strong bunkering, the fairways seem narrower than they are. The course has stunning views of the Galloway Hills, Lakeland fells and the distant... 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

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

Greenbank Garden [Garden]

Flenders Road, Glasgow

Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City


Find Inspiration at Greenbank Gardens Greenbank walled garden has 30 different areas to see, demonstrating different techniques and colour combinations for the amateur gardener. Plants are well labelled and are in good condition.... 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

National Museum of Rural Life [Museum / Art Gallery]

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride

National Museum of Rural Life, Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire

The National Museum of Rural Life is set on Wester Kittochside working farm in East Kilbride, Scotland, which is run according to 1950s agricultural methods and practices. Inside the farmhouse you get a real sense of what living on a farm was... more

The Machrie Golf Links [Golf Course]

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

The Machrie Golf Links, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll & Bute

Not to be confused with the nine-hole Machrie Bay on the Isle of Arran, Machrie was laid out in 1891 by Willie Campbell and modified by Donald Steel in the late 1970s, but he has not tampered too much with the original links course retaining numerous... more

Coats Observatory [Attraction / Activity]

Paisley Museum, High Street, Paisley

Coats Observatory, Paisley Museum, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Opened in 1883, Coats Observatory in Paisley is the oldest public conservatory in Scotland and still offers a fascinating day out for those with an interest in the solar system. Despite its age, this working Victorian observatory has a... more

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

High Street, Paisley

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire

The Paisley Museum & Art Galleries is home to the world´s largest collection of Paisley Shawls, a selection of which are always on display. Museum staff demonstrate the weaving techniques on reproductions of the original Jacquard looms used in the... 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

Pollok House [Historic House]

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

Pollok House, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City


Discover the Beauty of Pollok House Pollok House is set in the grounds of Pollok Park, home to the Maxwell family for over 600 years. The present house, (c.1750) replaced three earlier structures and was extended in 1890. The house... more

The Burrell Collection [Museum / Art Gallery]

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Glasgow City

After spending time in buzzing, urban Glasgow, it comes as rather a shock to find the world-famous Burrell Collection sitting in a woodland setting in the glorious Pollok Country Park. A quick cab ride from the centre of the city, this oasis of calm... more

Paddle Steamer Waverley [Attraction / Activity]

Waverley Excursions Ltd, 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow

Paddle Steamer Waverley, Waverley Excursions Ltd, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Discover unique coastlines, dramatic gorges, mystical islands and famous seaside resorts aboard historic ships: Waverley – the last seagoing paddle steamer in the World. Marvel at the spectacular West Coast of Scotland with breathtaking mountain... more

Riverside Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow

Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Opened in June 2011, the free Riverside Museum is the stunning home of Glasgow's transport and technology collection. Visitors can climb aboard some of the exhibits to get a real feel for vintage public transport by accessing four locomotive... more

People's Palace & Winter Gardens [Museum / Art Gallery]

Glasgow Green, Glasgow

People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Glasgow City

The People´s Palace Museum and Winter Gardens opened in 1898, the collection displays the historical, social and cultural history of Glasgow, and its people from 1750 to the present. Displays tell the story of the Tobacco Lords who lived in sumptuous... more

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Since re-opening in 2006 following refurbishment, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. There are over 8,000 objects on display in 22 themed galleries, with everything from fine and decorative arts through... more

Gallery of Modern Art [Museum / Art Gallery]

Royal Exchange Square, 361 Wellshot Road, Glasgow

Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow, sits in a neo-classical, pillared building in Exchange Square, once the hub of commercial activity in the city and now the pulse of 20th and 21st century artistic endeavour. Just a stone’s throw from the... more

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