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    Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

    This safari park has lots to offer. Plenty of animals, drive through the lions then look at the giraffes. A really good play area with big slides next to a picnic/bbq area. A great day out.

    This is Central Scotland's only Red Kite feeding station. It's well worth the £5 donation to support the conservation of these amazing birds.

    James

    The ruins are well preserved and there are grounds to walk around and take in the atmosphere. Lots of information boards and a Souvenir shop. It's not far from Jedburgh. Reasonable entrance fee.

    James

    Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum

    Jedbrough Jail is situated on the edge of town. There is parking but is easy to reach on foot. Free entry to what is a really good museum. Very informative and worth spending a couple of hours.

    James

    You can walk from Pitlochry to here and back via a designated walk which is long and arduous at times but beautiful scenery to see along the route.

    James

    Places To Eat

    John Cowane's Coffee House

    The location is fantastic, right across the street from the Church of the Holy Rude and the Stirling Castle. Nice homemade food and good coffee.

    Lovely clean, slightly old-fashioned tearooms. lunch and service were second to none. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

    James

    Top class restaurant. Staff could not do enough, very attentive and excellent service. Delicious food. I highly recommend this Indian restaurant.

    James

    I was recommended this place by a local, and how lucky. Great food, good wine list and superb staff. Highly re-recommend.

    James

    This is about 3 miles out of Jedburgh but plenty of parking for a medium sized restaurant. The staff are friendly and efficient and soon after being shown to your table they come with an unusual selection of bread rolls. The menu is large without being enormous, but everything on there looks tempting.

    James

    Traveller Tips

    Visit The National Wallace Monument

    This historic monument allows great views of the surrounding area, including Stirling Castle. There is ample parking and a minibus service to take you to the base of the monument. Lots of steps but it's worth the climb.

    James

    Use the Info Center

    This is a better info centre than most. It's just opposite the Carter's Arms & has info on everything plus a great display and selection of local art and crafts.

    James

    Visit Black Spout Wood

    The waterfall is a beautiful sight, particularly if you can see it in full flow after it has rained. If you are ever in Pitlochry, make sure you make the effort to see this.

    James

    Visit The Bone Caves

    The Bone caves are off the A837, near Inchnadamph. The path is easy to follow although the last stretch up to the caves takes a bit of care. Take a torch to explore the back of the caves.

    James

    Visit Faerie Glen

    Well worth a trip here while on Skye. Fantastic to explore around all about all the small hills and rock formations. Just make sure you check the location on a map first, as it is not signposted.

    James

    Facts about Scotland

    Loch Ness and monster

    Inverness has always been a popular place for those vising the Loch Ness, particularly those hoping to see the fabled Loch Ness monster!

    kyrstenann

    Climate

    Moscow and Labrador, Newfoundland are on the same latitude as St Andrews but winters in St Andrews are not as cold!

    Laura Thomas

    Studying in St Andrews

    St Andrews houses the oldest University in Scotland and the third oldest in the UK. Past famous students Prince William and Kate Middleton met at university here.

    Laura Thomas

    True Gem

    Falkland is a true gem in Fife. It is really beautiful with little houses and cobble streets. The Palace is incredible. Great place to visit.

    Laura Thomas

    City of Bloom!

    There are so many flowers in the city! Great place to stop off and stock up on supplies for the Highlands as it's the last big town.

    Laura Thomas

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