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Edin's Hall Broch © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Edin's Hall Broch (HS)

Duns, Berwickshire, TD11

One of the few Iron Age brochs in lowland Scotland, sitting in a fort defended by ramparts and ditches.

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  • Five Sisters Zoo
    Five Sisters Zoo

    Polbeth, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8PT

    Five Sisters Zoo offers a great opportunity to get up close to 100 different species of animals, birds and reptiles.

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  • Traquair House
    Traquair House

    Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

    The oldest inhabited house in Scotland visited by 27 kings. Strong association with Mary, Queen of Scots. 18th century…

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    Seacliff Beach

    North Berwick, Scotland, UK

    East Lothian’s most secluded beach with the UK’s smallest harbour.

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  • Priorwood Garden and Dried Flower Shop (NTS)
    Priorwood Garden and Dried Flower Shop (NTS)

    Melrose, Borders, TD6 9PX

    Overlooked by Melrose Abbey's 15th century ruins is this specialist garden, where most of the plants are suitable for…

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  • Mellerstain House and Gardens
    Mellerstain House and Gardens

    Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG

    Listed as one of Britain's 10 best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see.

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
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    Belhaven Bay

    by Dunbar, Scotland, UK

    This great beach of golden sand is a popular surfing spot.

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  • Cairnpapple Hill  © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland.   www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Cairnpapple Hill (HS)

    Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

    One of the most important prehistoric monuments in Scotland, used as a burial and ceremonial site from about 3000 to 1400…

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    Blackness Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Blackness Castle (HS)

    Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH

    Built in the 1400s and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress, Blackness has been a royal…

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    Potter Around
    Potter Around

    Kirknewton, West Lothian, EH27 8DD

    pottery painting and craft studio as well as retail shop selling handcrafted goods

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  • St Marys Parish Church
    St Marys Parish Church

    Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3JB

    Amazing C14th cathedral size church ruined C16 battle. Nave only till choir/transepts restored 1973! Windows, carvings…

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    Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (SNH)
    Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (SNH)

    Nr. Selkirk, Scotland, UK

    These four wetland jewels include lichen rich willow scrub, sedge swamps, herb meadows and butterfly favoured grasslands.

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  • Traquair's Historical Ghost Tours
    Traquair's Historical Ghost Tours

    Innerleithen, EH44 6PW

    Ghost Tours at Traquair.

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  • Dunglass Collegiate Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Dunglass Collegiate Church (HS)

    Nr Cockburnspath, Dunglass, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

    Admire the surprisingly well-preserved sculptures insite this stone-vaulted medieval church.

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  • Greenknowe Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Greenknowe Tower (HS)

    Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6

    A handsome tower house on an L plan, built in 1581 and still retaining its iron gate or yett.

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  • 1 Edin's Hall Broch (HS) Duns, Berwickshire, TD11
    2 Five Sisters Zoo Polbeth, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8PT
    3 Traquair House Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW 5 stars
    4 Seacliff Beach North Berwick, Scotland, UK
    5 Priorwood Garden and Dried Flower Shop (NTS) Melrose, Borders, TD6 9PX
    6 Mellerstain House and Gardens Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG 4 stars
    7 Belhaven Bay by Dunbar, Scotland, UK
    8 Cairnpapple Hill (HS) Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK 4 stars
    9 Blackness Castle (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH 4 stars
    10 Potter Around Kirknewton, West Lothian, EH27 8DD
    11 St Marys Parish Church Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3JB 3 stars
    12 Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Selkirk, Scotland, UK
    13 Traquair's Historical Ghost Tours Innerleithen, EH44 6PW
    14 Dunglass Collegiate Church (HS) Nr Cockburnspath, Dunglass, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
    15 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6

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