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Newhailes [Historic House]

Newhailes Road, Musselburgh

Newhailes, Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian


Discover the secrets of this Beautiful Scottish Mansion Newhailes is a fine late 17th century house with impressive 18th century additions. The house was built in 1686 and bought by Sir David Dalrymple, of the legal and political... more

Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club [Golf Course]

Kirknewton

Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, East Lothian

Dalmahoy, a James Braid design in the 1920s adjacent to an 18th century manor house, now a Marriott hotel, boasts an East and West course in a parkland and moorland setting of1,000 acres. The East, 6,800 yards par 73, hosted the Solheim Cup won for... more

Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers [Golf Course]

Duncur Road, Muirfield, Gullane

Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Duncur Road, Gullane, East Lothian

Muirfield, home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, on the East Lothian coast is a regular Open venue and one of the toughest links in Britain. Old Tom Morris, Harry Colt and Tom Simpson all had an input into the lay-out of the world’s... more

Dunbar Golf Club [Golf Course]

East Links, Dunbar

Dunbar Golf Club, East Links, Dunbar, East Lothian

Dunbar East Links is situated on the estuary of the Firth of Forthc – a mixture inland turf and links on a slither of land along the coast. The Old Deer Park wall spans the course, the ninth features the Barns Ness lighthouse and a ruined building... more

Gullane Golf Club (No 1) [Golf Course]

West Links Road, Gullane

Gullane Golf Club (No 1), West Links Road, Gullane, East Lothian

No 1, the prime course of the three at Gullane, spanning 6,466 yards, par71, was designed by Willie Park in 1884, although golf was played over the spectacular stretch of the rugged East Lothian coast alongside the Firth of Forth from 1650. The views... more

Luffness New Golf Club [Golf Course]

Aberlady

Luffness New Golf Club, Aberlady, East Lothian

Luffness New is located on the A198 just past Aberlady heading east. The course, originally designed by Old Tom Morris, dates from 1894 despite the 'new' in the title. Luffness is a challenging traditional links course measuring 6,502 yds with a par... more

National Museum of Flight [Museum / Art Gallery]

East Fortune Airfield, East Fortune

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Fortune, East Lothian

Whether you are keen to see how the jet set went about their business supersonically or prefer getting to grips with the finer mechanisms of an RAF Nimrod, the National Museum of Flight based at historic East Fortune Airfield, sates all your aerial... more

Inveresk Lodge Garden [Garden]

24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh

Inveresk Lodge Garden, 24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh, East Lothian


Explore the Beauty of Nature at Inveresk Lodge Inveresk Lodge, a hillside garden with stone walls and many unusual plants alongside carefully cultivated herbaceous borders, shrubs and old roses. The Edwardian conservatory and aviary... more

Gullane Golf Club (No 3) [Golf Course]

West Links Road, Gullane

Gullane Golf Club (No 3), West Links Road, Gullane, East Lothian

Gullane 3 is the shortest of the three courses – 5,252 yards, par 68, and the least expensive, two-thirds the price of Gullane 1. But it has all the characteristics of its big brother – and the No 2 course – although the rough is probably less... more

Gullane Golf Club (No 2) [Golf Course]

West Links Road, Gullane

Gullane Golf Club (No 2), West Links Road, Gullane, East Lothian

Gullane Hill is home to three outstanding courses built in 1898 and constructed on and around the mini-mountain. Gullane No 2 runs alongside No 1 - the acknowledged championship and Open qualifying course - for the first seven holes and also borders... more

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club [Golf Course]

Prestongrange House, Prestonpans

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, Prestongrange House, Prestonpans, East Lothian

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club simply oozes history as the fifth oldest in the world situated at the start of the famous stretch of golf courses on the East Lothian coast to the east of Musselburgh. A tight parkland course with several dog-leg holes... more

North Berwick Golf Club [Golf Course]

New Club House, Beach Road, North Berwick

North Berwick Golf Club, New Club House, North Berwick, East Lothian

North Berwick dominates the town, stretching above the beach on the Firth of Forth offering exquisite sea views across to Craigleith Island and Bass Rock. The 13th oldest golf club and the second oldest course in the world still playing over its... more

Glen Golf Club [Golf Course]

East Links, Tantallon Terrace, North Berwick

Glen Golf Club, East Links, North Berwick, East Lothian

The sounds of the sea and birds follow you as the course snakes around a spectacular coastline overlooking the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock, one of the world's largest bird sanctuaries, on the Edinburgh Golf Coast, at North Berwick. The sea borders... more

The Queen´s Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

The Queen´s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Visit one of Scotlands Finest Galleries The Queen´s Gallery, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. Exhibitions in 2006 include: Unfolding Pictures: Fans in the Royal Collection (9 Dec to 29 May 2006).... more

Leven Links Golf Course [Golf Course]

The Promenade, Leven

Leven Links Golf Course, The Promenade, Leven, Fife

Leven has been used as a final qualifying venue for the Open Championship at St Andrews and is a true seaside course. The older part of the Links has been described as one of the best stands of Bent and Fescue in Scotland. Originally nine holes it... more

Our Dynamic Earth [Attraction / Activity]

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Dedicated to the forces of nature, Our Dynamic Earth’s setting in Edinburgh, beneath the volcanic rock formation known as Arthur’s Seat, couldn’t be more appropriate. You’ll journey across the planet, experiencing a simulation of The Big Bang, a trek... more

Lundin Golf Club [Golf Course]

Golf Road, Lundin Links, Leven

Lundin Golf Club, Golf Road, Leven, Fife

Lundin has everything you'd expect from a links course - blind shots, loads of bunkers, out-of-bounds, great greens -and wind. There are several memorable holes on the 6,371-yard par 71 layout, notably three in a row alongside the beach starting at... more

Manderston House and Gardens [Historic House]

Birnieknowes

Manderston House and Gardens, Birnieknowes

Originally built in 1790s, Manderston was completely rebuilt in the early 1900s by John Kinross, for Sir James Miller. No expense was spared and no detail overlooked. The furniture is French in style and the kitchens have every modern convenience of... more

Museum of Childhood [Museum / Art Gallery]

42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Museum of Childhood, opened in 1955, was the dream of a local councillor, Patrick Murray. It is a unique treasure house dedicated to children and crammed full of memories of childhood past and present and spread over five floors. Many of the... more

Scotsman Spa & Health Club [Spa]

The Scotsman Hotel, 1 Market Street, Edinburgh

Scotsman Spa & Health Club, The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Scotsman Spa & Health Club offers Scotland's first stainless steel swimming pool, a spa pool, sauna, steam room, tropicarium and 7 treatment rooms. Ease your stresses and strains, relieve fatigue, reduce stress and soothe your tired muscles. The... more

Talbot Rice Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Talbot Rice Gallery is the public art gallery of The University of Edinburgh. Established in 1975, it is named after David Talbot Rice, Professor of Fine Art (1934-1972). Talbot Rice Gallery is one of Scotland´s leading public galleries of... more

City Art Centre [Museum / Art Gallery]

2 Market Street, Edinburgh

City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

If you plan to visit Edinburgh or are a resident in this beautiful old city, the City Art Centre near Waverley Railway Station is a great way to orientate yourself with the artistic history and heritage of the Scottish capital. With a massive... more

National Museum of Scotland [Museum / Art Gallery]

Chambers Street, Edinburgh

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

From Japanese theatre prints to the hunt for the Higgs-bosun particle, there’s no shortage of fascinating rolling exhibitions at the National Museum of Scotland. Here you can learn more about the natural world, understand international cultures,... more

Kellie Castle & Garden [Garden]

Pittenweem

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife


Explore the Beautiful Gardens of Kellie Castle Take a stroll round Kellie Castle & Garden, the magical Arts & Crafts garden and enjoy the scent of old roses and the beautiful herbaceous borders. The 1 acre walled garden is set out... more

Kellie Castle & Garden [Historic House]

Pittenweem

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife


Explore the Beautiful Kellie Castle and Gardens The first records of Kellie Castle date back to the 12th century, and it was restored by James Lorimer in the late 19th century. It is a very fine example of Scottish domestic... more

Scottish National Portrait Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Explore the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in one of Edinburgh most remarkable buildings Built in the 1880s, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is a visual history of Scotland from the 16th century to the... more

G&V Spa [Spa]

G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

G&V Spa, G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

From the ultimate in deep cleansing facials from renowned specialists Eve Lom to the Natura Bisse rejuvenating diamond lifting facial using botanical and marine extracts, the spa at the G&V Spa does not do things by halves. Treatments, and there... more

The Writers' Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Lady Stairs House, Lady Stairs Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

The Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The Writers´ Museum is dedicated to Scotland´s great literary figures - Robert Burns (1759-1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895). On display is a collection of manuscripts, first editions, portraits and personal... more

Scottish National Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

The Mound, Edinburgh

Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Explore one of Britain's Finest Galleries The National Gallery of Scotland was opened in 1859, and houses Scotland´s greatest collection of European paintings, drawings and prints dating from the early Renaissance to the late 19th... more

Royal Botanic Garden [Garden]

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Visit Scotland's Premier Garden The Royal Botanic Garden, known locally as the `Botanics´, was established way back in 1670 and is Scotland´s premier garden. Tender plants are an important part of the Living Collections and the... more

Kirkcaldy Galleries [Museum / Art Gallery]

War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife

A hub for culture and arts in the Kirkcaldy area, the Kirkcaldy Galleries features a museum, art gallery, library, family history room and lovely café overlooking the war memorial gardens in the town. Thanks to a £2.5 million revamp that has included... more

National War Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

The National War Museum in Edinburgh is simply unmissable for those with an interest in Scottish soldiers through history. Within the magical setting of the city’s grand, foreboding castle, you’ll hear accounts of glorious victory and miserable... more

Edinburgh Castle [Historic House]

Castlehill, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle is famous worldwide as an icon of Scotland. Once the home of kings and queens it is now the country´s premier visitor attraction. It boasts a magnificent Great Hall, with an ornate ceiling and fine collection of weapons, plus... more

Edinburgh Castle [Attraction / Activity]

Castlehill, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle pretty much ticks every box of what a child imagines a castle to look like. Perched grandly on Castle Rock, its powerful, brooding presence can be seen and felt wherever you are in the city and it rightly commands respect as the most... more

The Roxburghe Hotel [Spa]

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

The Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

City slickers, this is the spa for you. In a plum spot on Charlotte Square’s elegant streets in the heart of Edinburgh, Roxburghe’s Vital Spa invites you into one of its three treatment rooms to indulge your senses and shut out the rest of the world.... more

Georgian House [Historic House]

7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Georgian House, 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Discover the History of The Georgian House The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam´s masterpiece of urban design, in Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape the cramped, squalid... more

Guerlain Spa [Spa]

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Guerlain Spa, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

As you would expect, the restoration of Edinburgh’s iconic Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian wouldn’t be complete without a five-star spa. Step in Guerlain, the French skincare house that promises to whip your mind and body into shape with... more

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) [Museum / Art Gallery]

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Explore a world of Modern Art in the Heart of Edinburgh Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a magnificent building housing Scotland´s finest collection of 20th and 21st century paintings, sculpture and graphic art.... more

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art [Museum / Art Gallery]

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Explore a world of Modern Art in the Heart of Edinburgh The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s Modern Two gallery sits 15 minutes from Princes Street in Edinburgh in sculpted parkland and contains a fascinating exploration... more

Edinburgh Zoo [Attraction / Activity]

Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Busy, tourist-heavy Edinburgh can feel a little claustrophobic after a while so it's a nice idea to hop on the bus from Princes Street and head out to the 33 acres of parkland that is Edinburgh Zoo. Many make a beeline for the zoo just for the... more

Thirlestane Castle [Historic House]

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder

Thirlestane Castle, Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Scottish Borders

Nestling in the gentle Scottish Borders hills, with its rose-pink sandstone and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland. This magnificent castle has held a key strategic role in the military... more

Crail Golfing Society [Golf Course]

Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail

Crail Golfing Society, Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail, Fife

Crail's Balcomie Links is set along the Fife coastline and several holes run alongside the sea and and rocky outcrops of the Firth foreshore which come into play at the second, fourth and fifth - ominously called Hell's Hole - where you must make up... more

Kingsbarns Golf Links [Golf Course]

Kingsbarns, St Andrews

Kingsbarns Golf Links, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife

Located just seven miles south-east of St Andrews Kingsbarns is a must-play seaside links course which regularly features in top 100 golf courses rankings in the world. Designed by Kyle Phillips, the golf course opened in 2000 and is set in an... more

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden, Cupar, Fife


Experience a Wonderful Day out at Hill of Tarvit Hill of Tarvit is one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansionhouses, replete with a splendid collection of antiques, furniture, Chinese porcelain and superb paintings by Sir Henry... more

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden [Historic House]

Cupar

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden, Cupar, Fife


Experience a Wonderful Day out at Hill of Tarvit Hill of Tarvit is one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansionhouses, replete with a splendid collection of antiques, furniture, Chinese porcelain and superb paintings by Sir Henry... more

Fairmont St Andrews [Spa]

St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife

At St Andrews Bay Spa, the 12 luxurious treatment rooms offer you a haven so you can relax and be truly pampered, while enjoying one of the sublime treatments leaving you completely rejuvenated and ready to face what lies ahead. Should you wish to... more

Fairmont St Andrews [Golf Course]

St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife

The 520-acre five star Fairmont St Andrews resort with its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting with spectacular cliff top views of St Andrews and the North Sea boasts two championship 18 hole golf courses ‘The Torrance’ and ‘The... more

Malleny Garden [Garden]

Balerno

Malleny Garden, Balerno, Mid-Lothian


Explore the Fantatsic Malleny Garden Malleny is renowned for its flamboyant plantings of old fashioned roses arranged with an eye for pleasing colour combinations. A National Collection of 19th century Shrub Roses is housed here.... more

St Andrews Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews

St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, St Andrews, Fife

St Andrews Museum is in Kinburn House and tells the story of St Andrews from the Bronze Age to the present day. Displays include archaeology, banners, pilgrim badges and paintings. There is also a changing programme of temporary exhibitions held... more

Ladybank Golf Club [Golf Course]

Annsmuir, Ladybank, Cupar

Ladybank Golf Club, Annsmuir, Cupar, Fife

Ladybank is regularly used as a Open Championship Final Qualifying venue when The Open is at St Adndrews (and again in 2010) and it's a course where accuracy is vital because of the small firm and fast greens. The fairways are relatively flat and... more

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