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Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park [Attraction / Activity]

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders

Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid. The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter... more

Traquair House [Historic House]

Innerleithen

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders

Traquair House, originally a castle owned by the Kings of Scotland, later became the home of the Earls of Traquair whose descendants still live there. It is where Alexander I signed a charter over 800 years ago, and the `modern wings´ were completed... more

Abbotsford [Garden]

Melrose

Abbotsford, Melrose, Scottish Borders

The garden and landscape of Abbotsford are the creation of Sir Walter Scott, and were developed from scratch between 1811 and 1825. The landscape composition is outstanding in aesthetic, scenic and architectural terms and its association with Scott... more

Floors Castle [Historic House]

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, is home to the Duke of Roxburghe. Designed and built by William Adam, it was begun in 1721 and transformed by Playfair in 1849 by adding domes and spires. The interiors are filled with... 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

Floors Castle [Garden]

Roxburghe Estate Office, Kelso

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estate Office, Kelso, Scottish Borders

The Walled and Millennium Gardens are situated within the grounds of Floors Castle - Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle. Meander through the formal Millennium Parterre and soak up the spectacular visions of colour, texture and the most delicious... more

Kailzie Gardens [Garden]

Kailzie, Peebles

Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Dating back to the 1300s, the house at Kailzie has passed through many an aristocratic hand but it wasn’t until 1962 when present owner Lady Buchan-Hepburn got to grips with the wilderness that surrounds it that the present garden you see today... more

Mellerstain House & Gardens [Historic House]

Gordon

Mellerstain House & Gardens, Gordon, Scottish Borders

Mellerstain House and Gardens sits in the heart of the Scottish Borders and is a unique example of William and Robert Adam design, presenting a complete picture as it would have been some 240 years ago. There are fabulous collections of fine art... more

Harmony Garden [Garden]

St Mary's Road, Melrose

Harmony Garden, St Mary's Road, Melrose, Scottish Borders


Experience the tranquillity of Harmony Garden Harmony Garden is surrounded by walls and screened by trees, offering a unique sense of peace and tranquillity. Stroll across the lush green lawns and admire the herbaceous and mixed... more

Manderston House and Gardens [Historic House]

Duns

Manderston House and Gardens, Duns, Scottish Borders

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

Abbotsford [Historic House]

Melrose

Abbotsford, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Abbotsford in the Scottish borders is the dramatic creation of Sir Walter Scott and from the deeply impressive baronial grand entrance hall to the glorious formal gardens, it’s a work of fabulous fantasy. Stroll through the armoury stacked with... more

The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course [Golf Course]

Heiton, Kelso

The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Heiton, Kelso, Scottish Borders

At over 7,000 yards, the Roxburghe is a real championship test and has hosted several top events. The Duke of Roxburghe, an avid golfer, commissioned Dave Thomas to build this challenging course and the result bears his distinct hallmark of deep... more

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park [Historic House]

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders

Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid. The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter... more

Mellerstain House & Gardens [Garden]

Gordon

Mellerstain House & Gardens, Gordon, Scottish Borders

Mellerstain's acres of beautiful parkland were first laid out in 1725 by William Adam. The formal gardens we enjoy today were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfied in 1910, in an Italian style sympathetic to the 18th century layout. Situated to the... more

Priorwood Garden [Garden]

Melrose

Priorwood Garden, Melrose, Scottish Borders


Explore the art of Dried Flower Arranging at Priorwood Garden Priorwood Garden is a specialist centre for the craft of dried flower arranging. Most of the flowers are grown for this purpose and the colourful selection brings variety... 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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park [Attraction / Activity]

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders

Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid. The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter... more

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park [Historic House]

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders

Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid. The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter... more

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