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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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Cat Craig Lime Kilns
Cat Craig Lime Kilns

by Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42

These impressive lime kilns were built in the mid 19th century. The limestone was quarried nearby and coal to fire the kilns...

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  • Torphichen Preceptory © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Torphichen Preceptory (HS)

    Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

    Explore the high tower and other remains of the base of the powerful Knights Hospitallers.

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  • Myreton Motor Museum
    Myreton Motor Museum

    East Lothian, EH32 0PZ

    This is a charming and wide ranging collection, with cars dating from 1896, motorcycles dating from 1902, cycles from…

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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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    Longniddry Bents

    Longniddry, Scotland, UK

    A long beach with a mixture of sand and rocks, good for kite surfing.

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

    Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5QH

    A large castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework, added by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591…

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
    Trimontium Museum
    Trimontium Museum

    Market Square, Melrose, Borders, TD6 9PN

    Melrose. Illustrates life at the important Romano-native complex at nearby Newstead. Many artefacts, a blacksmith's...

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  • Robert Smail's Printing Works (NTS)
    Robert Smail's Printing Works (NTS)

    Innerleithen, Borders, EH44 6HA

    Robert Smail's Printing Works is a Victorian print works in the Scottish Borders.

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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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  • Maid of the Forth
    Maid of the Forth

    South Queensferry, EH30 9TB

    Our daily trips to Inchcolm Island are consistently voted as one of the best things to do in Edinburgh every summer.

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  • Harmony Garden (NTS)
    Harmony Garden (NTS)

    Melrose, Borders, TD6 9LJ

    A tranquil walled garden offering herbaceous and mixed borders, vegetable and fruit areas, and a vast display of spring…

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  • Glenkinchie Distillery
    Glenkinchie Distillery

    Pencaitland, Tranent, East Lothian, EH34 5ET

    Home of 'The Edinburgh Malt', located in rolling farmland of East Lothian. Includes exhibition and shop.

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

    Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7PG

    Sited high on a rocky outcrop this well preserved 16th century tower house was built for defence. Memorable views from the…

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    1 Mellerstain House and Gardens Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG 4 stars
    2 Cat Craig Lime Kilns by Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42
    3 Torphichen Preceptory (HS) Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
    4 Myreton Motor Museum East Lothian, EH32 0PZ
    5 Cairnpapple Hill (HS) Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK 4 stars
    6 Longniddry Bents Longniddry, Scotland, UK
    7 Priorwood Garden and Dried Flower Shop (NTS) Melrose, Borders, TD6 9PX
    8 Crichton Castle (HS) Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5QH 3 stars
    9 Trimontium Museum Market Square, Melrose, Borders, TD6 9PN
    10 Robert Smail's Printing Works (NTS) Innerleithen, Borders, EH44 6HA 4 stars
    11 Five Sisters Zoo Polbeth, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8PT
    12 Maid of the Forth South Queensferry, EH30 9TB
    13 Harmony Garden (NTS) Melrose, Borders, TD6 9LJ
    14 Glenkinchie Distillery Pencaitland, Tranent, East Lothian, EH34 5ET 5 stars
    15 Smailholm Tower (HS) Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7PG 4 stars

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