Discover Loch Leven in the heart of Scotland
 
 
Distance is measured from David Sands Car Park in the centre of Kinross (KY13 8AN).
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The Mary's Gate Route

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Easter Balado Trout Fishery Rainbow trout, All year

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Balado
Kinross
KY13 0NH
T: 07793 650466
Churches & Cathedrals
Kinross Parish Church This large Georgian church in Gothic style was designed by architect George Angus in 1832 and is little altered externally. The main internal features were retained in the renovations of 2005 The church is open Mon - Fri 10am - 12noon.

0.5 miles

10 Station Road
Kinross
KY13 8TG
T: 01577 862570
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St John's Kirk Largely dating from 15th century, fine church in the centre of Perth.

17.0 miles

St John's Street
Perth
PH1 5SZ
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Dunblane Cathedral Managed by Historic Scotland. Medieval church. Lower part of the tower is Romanesque but the larger part of the building is 13th century.

28.4 miles

Dunkeld
FK15 0AQ
T: 01786 823388
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St. Andrews Cathedral St. Rule's tower provides access to spectacular views.

29.1

St. Andrews
KY16 0QL
T: 01334 472563
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Dunkeld Cathedral Dating from the time when Celtic monks set up a base for mission where the River Braan joins the River Tay the cathedral has been standing for approximately 1400 years.

32.0 miles

Dunkeld
PH8 0AW
T: 01350 727601
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Curling Kinross-shire
Kinross Curling On our four sheet curling rink you can learn the "Roaring Game". This game was started in Scotland in the Middle-Ages and our rink is the present home of Kinross Curling Club, the oldest in Scotland, dating from 1668.

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Green Road
Kinross
KY13 8TU
T: 01577 861821
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Game Fishing
Loch Leven Fisheries Brown & rainbow trout, 31st March - 6th Oct.

0.4 Miles

Loch Leven Fisheries
The Pier
Kinross
KY13 8UF
T: 01577 865386
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Kinross Trout Fishery Rainbow trout. See us on Facebook.

0.9

Turfhills
Kinross
KY13 0NQ
T: 07540 688448
River Leven Cut Brown & rainbow trout, 15th March - 6th Oct.

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Sluice House,
Scotlandwell
T: 01592 840 225
Gardens Open List
Gardens Open List Comprehensive list of gardens and their opening hours. With grateful thanks to Kinross Community Council Newsletter

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Gardens within 20 miles
Falkland Palace Gardens Summer garden holds a colourful herbaceous border with numerous beds of shrubs and plants.

12.0 miles


Falkland
by Cupar
KY15 7BU
T: 01337 857397
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Kirklands Garden 2 acre garden created over the last 28 years set in 20 acres of woodland. 1832 walled terraced garden.

12.3 miles

Kirklands
Saline
KY12 9TS
T: 01383 852737
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Abbot House Heritage Centre Herb garden, formal garden,17th century Mercat Cross

13.0 miles

Maygate
Dunfermline
KY12 7NE
T: 01383 733266
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Pittencrieff Park Formal grounds and lily pond offer a tranquil setting. Play park

13.2 miles

Dunfermline
KY12 7SH
T: 01383 726313
Aberdour Gardens Walled Garden and terraces. Cafe

15.0 miles

Aberdour Castle
Aberdour
KY3 0SL
T: 01383 860519
War Memorial Gardens The Gardens provide a landscaped frontage to Kirkcaldy Museum.

16.5

Abbotshall Road
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1YG
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Branklyn Garden NTS 2.5 acre garden with impressive collection of rare and unusual plants.

17.4 miles

116 Dundee Road
Perth
PH2 7BB
T: 01738 625535
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Hill of Tarvit Gardens The formal garden contains many rare and unusual plants.

20.0 miles

Cupar
KY15 5PB
T: 01334 653127
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Gardens within 35 miles
Glendoick Gardens & Garden Centre Recently voted one of Europe's top 50 gardens.

22.1 miles


approx. 1 mile north of Glencarse
Perth
PH2 7NS
T: 01738 860260
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Culross Palace Garden Beautifully recreated medieval garden with enclosing walls. The orchard is home to a flock of Scots Dumpy Hens

23.3 miles

Culross
KY12 8JH
T: 01383 880359
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Drummond Gardens Fine formal gardens with Victorian Parterre.

23.8 miles

Muthill
by Crieff
PH5 2AA
T: 01764 681433
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Craigtoun Country Park 17th century landscaping. Cypress Walk, Italian Garden.

26.6

St. Andrews
KY16 8NX
T: 01334 472666
Rufflets Country House Hotel Gardens Award winning ten acre garden established in 1924. Formal topiary garden.

27.0 miles

Strathkinness Low Road
St. Andrews
KY16 9TX
T: 01334 72594
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St. Andrews Botanic Garden Internationally recognised Botanic Garden offering 7 hectacres of rare and beautiful plants.

29.2 miles

Canongate
St. Andrews
KY16 8RT
T: 01334 476 452
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Gliding and Microlight Flights
Micro Flight Academy From Zero Experience To Gaining Your National Private Pilot Licence (NPPL) Full range of gift vouchers to suit all budgets that can be purchased online or collected in person from the airfield.

2.6miles

The Control Tower
Balado Airfield
Kinross
KY13 0RF
T: 01577 865 880
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The Scottish Gliding Centre Qualified instructors. Safe two seat gliders. Evening courses. Holiday courses. Learn to fly solo. Fly aerobatics. Catering facilities. Free car parking.

5.7 miles

Scotlandwell
Kinross
KY13 9JJ
T: 01592 840 543
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Golf within 20 miles
Kinross Golf Courses Two 18 hole parkland courses. The courses are laid out to be a challenge to the good player, while at the same time providing fun and enjoyment for the holiday golfer and those on a club or group outing. A number of holes have views over Loch Leven and beyond.

.5 miles

2 Muirs
Kinross
KY13 8AS
T: 01577 863407
Bishopshire Golf Club 9 hole heath course. Recently built clubhouse, thanks to the Lottery/Sports Council, offers hospitality and views across Loch Leven and the Fife hills.

06 miles

Woodmarch
Kinnesswood
KY13 9HX
T: 01592 773224
Milnathort Golf Club Ltd. 9 hole parkland course. Undulating course with lush fairways and excellent greens.

1.5 miles

South Street
Milnathort
KY13 9XA
T: 01577 864069
Dollar Golf Club

13 miles

Dollar
FK14 7EA
T: 01259 742400
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Burntisland Golf Club

13 miles

Dodhead
Burntisland
KY3 9LQ
T: 01592 874093
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Falkland Golf Club

13 miles

Falkland
KY15 7AA
T: 01337 857404
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Balbirnie Park Golf Club

14 miles

Markinch
KY7 6NR
T: 01592 612095
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Thornton Golf Club

15 miles

Thornton
Fife
KY1 4DW
T: 01592 771111
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Tillicoultry Golf Club

16 miles

Tillicoultry
FK13 6BL
T: 01259 750124
Pitreavie Golf Club

16 miles

Queensferry Road
Dunfermline
KY11 5PR
T: 01383 722591
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Dundas Park Golf Club

17 miles

South Queensferry
EH30 9SS
T: 07747854802
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Kinghorn Municipal Golf Club

17 miles

Kinghorn
Burntisland
KY3 9RE
T: 01592 890345
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Tulliallan Golf Club

17 miles

Alloa Road
Kincardine on Forth
FK10 4BB
T: 01259 730396
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Braehead Golf Club

17 miles

Cambus
by Alloa
FK10 2NT
T: 01259 725766
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Alloa Golf Club

17 miles

Schawpark Course
Alloa
FK10 3AX
T: 01259 722745
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Gleneagles Golf Courses

18 miles

Auchterarder
PH3 1NF
T: 01764 662231
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Ladybank Golf Club

18 miles

Annsmuir
Ladybank
Cupar
KY15 7RA
T: 01337 830814
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Historic Kinross-shire
Loch Leven Castle Managed by Historic Scotland. Take a ferry from the Pier in Kinross.
Late 14th or early 15th century tower was the setting for the most traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen of Scots. photographs

0.4 miles (to boat pier)

Loch Leven
Kinross
KY13 8UF
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Burleigh Castle Managed by Historic Scotland. Tower House dating from about 1500. The castle is open to the public from 1st April - 30th September 09.30 - 18.00hrs photographs Contact Historic Scotland for information

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Burleigh Road
Milnathort
KY13 9SR
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Historic Buildings within 20 miles
Balvaird Castle Managed by Historic Scotland. Limited opening, confirm by telephone. A late 15th-century tower on an L plan. Interior viewing is restricted.

12.0 (approx)

T: 01786 431324
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Falkland Palace An impressive Renaissance building set in the heart of the town at the foot of the Lomond Hills. Beautiful chapel & Real Tennis Court.

12.0 miles

Falkland
KY12 7BU
T: 01337 857397
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Dunfermline Abbey & Palace Final resting place of some of Scotland's greatest Kings and Queens.

13.0 miles

Dunfermline
KY12 7PE
T: 01383 739026
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Aberdour Castle and Gardens 13th century fortified residence of Aberdour. Cafe

15 miles

Aberdour
KY3 0SL
T: 01383 860 519
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Abernethy Round Tower Managed by Historic Scotland. 11th Century Round Tower. Stands 74 feet high.

16.4 miles

Abernethy
PH2 9JJ
T: Hist. Scot. 0131 668 8600
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Huntingtower Castle Managed by Historic Scotland.Two fine, complete, towers and also a fine painted ceiling.

19.6 miles


Crieff Road
Perth
PH1 3JR
T: 01738 627231
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Scone Palace The crowning place of Scottish Kings. Falconry Displays, Gift, Food and Coffee Shops.Regular events.

19.6 miles

Perth
PH2 6BD
T: 01738 552300
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Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse This early 20th-century family home is a gem. The house was remodelled in 1906 by the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer.

20.0 miles

Cupar
KY15 5PB
T: 01334 653127
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Historic Buildings within 35 miles
Culross Palace Furnished Historic Palace

23.3 miles

Culross
KY12 8JH
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Muthill Old Church and Tower 15th century ruined medieval church with Romanesque tower. Key available locally

23.5 miles

PH5 2AG
T: 01786 450000
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Blackness Castle Managed by Historic Scotland. Blackness was never destined as a peaceful lordly residence; its enduring roles were those of garrison fortress and state prison.

24.0 miles

4m NE of Linlithgow, off A904
EH49 7NH
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Argyll's Lodging Managed by Historic Scotland. Scotland's most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse.

24.6 miles

Stirling
FK8 1EJ
T: 01786 431319
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Stirling Castle Managed by Historic Scotland. One of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture

24.6 miles

Stirling
FK8 1EJ
T: 01786 450000
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Linlithgow Palace Managed by Historic Scotland. Magnificent ruins, set in a park beside the loch.

25.9 miles

EH49 7AL
T: 01506 842896
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St. Andrews Castle Managed by Historic Scotland. This site was fortified by the 1100s, and from around 1200 it was adopted as the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews.

28.8 miles

St. Andrews
KY16 9AR
T: 01334 477196
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Doune Castle Managed by Historic Scotland. Magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle.

31.2 miles

Doune
FK16 6EA
T: 01786 841742
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Loch Leven Heritage Trail
Walk 2. Mary's Gate to Burleigh Sands Distance : 1 km
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Access : On foot from the Kirkgate (1 ¾ km) or Burleigh Sands Carpark.
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Facilities : parking is available at Burleigh Sands Carpark (off the minor road) There is limited on-street parking in Sunnypark, Kinross, for those wishing to follow the Town Loop (Ury Burn footpath) 1 km, to join this walk at Mary’s Gate. There are cafes and toilets in Kinross.
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Circular walk : This short section of the Heritage Trail is also part of the longer Mary’s Gate Route. A longer walk, The Mary’s Gate Route, links Sunnypark, Burleigh Sands and Milnathort.
Leaflet showing map of heritage trail and details of this walk can be found on the Heritage Trail website
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Photographs of this stretch of the trail

1 1/2 miles

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Walk 1. The Pier to Mary's Gate Distance : 2 1/2 km
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Access : from Kinross Pier, Kirkgate Park, Mary’s Gate
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Facilities : parking is available at Kinross Pier and Kirkgate Park. There is limited on-street parking in Sunnypark, Kinross, for those wishing to follow the footpath along the Ury Burn to join this walk at Mary’s Gate. There are cafes and toilets in Kinross, or at the Bistro, Kinross Pier (seasonal opening)
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Leaflet showing map of heritage trail and details of this walk can be found on the Heritage Trail website
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Museums & Galleries
Kinross Museum Kinross Museum is an independent museum dedicated to the history and heritage of the county of Kinross-shire Entry to the museum is free. Museum Exhibitions Opening times:-
Tuesday 10.00 - 20.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 20.00
Thursday 10.00 - 20.00*
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 13.00*

1.5miles

Loch Leven Community Campus
Muirs
Kinross
KY13 8QF
T: 01577 840236
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Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Open on Sunday from Easter to 1st weekend in October only.

13.0 miles

17 Thimblehall Drive
Dunfermline
KY12 7RH
T: 01383 623380
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Ferguson Gallery Exhibitions & Events

16.6 miles

Marshall Place
Perth
PH2 8NS
T: 01738 441944
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Perth Museum & Art Gallery Permanent displays and special exhibitions

17.1 miles

78 George Street
Perth
PH15LB
T: 01738 632488
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Black Watch Museum Museum of the famous regiment. Well stocked

18.8 miles

Balhousie Castle
Hay Street
Perth
PH1 5HR
T: 01738 638152
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Sensations. Live Science Museum The LIVE Science Centre

35.3 miles

Sensation: Dundee
Greenmarket
Dundee
DD1 4QB
T: 01382228899
Scottish Fisheries Museum The Story of Scottish fishing. Tearoom

35.4 miles

St. Ayles
Harbourhead
Anstruther
KY10 3AB
T: 01333 310628
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Nature - Kinross-shire
Scottish Natural Heritage Walks and talks arranged around Loch Leven Nature Resevere. See our Diary pages or their website for details.

0.4 miles

SNH Office
The Pier
Kinross
KY13 8UF
T: 01577 864439
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RSPB Loch Leven Visitor Centre, Coffee Shop, Shop, Disabled Access, Toilets, Bird Hides. There is a bus service on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Kinross centre see timetable and a new, circular service on Sundays - see timetable

4.6 Miles

Kinross
KY13 9LX
T: 01577 862355
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Nature - within 20 miles
Moncreiffe Hill Recharge your batteries. Beautiful mixed woodland with walking trails.

19.7 miles

Abbey Road
Auchterarder
PH3 1DP
T: 01764 662553
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Shooting
Mordor Hunting Limited

6.9

Craighead Farm
Path of Condie
PH2 9DP
T: 44 (0) 7802 410 978
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Sports Centres
Live Active Leisure At Live Active Loch Leven we offer a 25m swimming pool with moveable pool floor facility, recently refurbished fitness suite, squash courts and café. Within the Community Campus we also offer sports hall facilities including tennis, badminton and basketball courts, outdoor pitches for football, hockey and tennis, a fitness suite and a fantastic indoor climbing wall. Between both sites we run a wide range of adult fitness classes from yoga to Zumba to kettlebells, as well as sports classes for kids aged 18 months to 5 years (Active Steps), age 5 -11 years (Active Fun), age 12+ (Active Energy) including swimming lessons, basketball, football and gymnastics. More information can be found at www.liveactive.co.uk

1 miles

Lathro
Kinross
KY13 8SY
T: 01577 867230
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Theatres & Concert Halls
Backstage at The Green Operated by Mundell Music, the performance area to the rear of the hotel has separate access and offers a range of snacks and lite bites. Programme will include intimate gigs with legendary artists. This means that the audience really feels like part of the experience as the acts can be found having a drink and a chat after the gig.

1 mile

The Green Hotel
2 Muirs
Kinross
KY13 8AS
T: 01577 863467
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Perth Concert Hall State of the art, 1200 seat, auditorium. Bar/restaurant.

18.8 miles

Mill Street
Perth
PH1 5HZ
T: 0845 612 6329
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Perth Theatre Ewardian auditorium. Cafe/bar/restaurant

18.8 miles

185 High Street
Perth
PH1 5UW
T: 0845 612 6329
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Visitor Attractions - within 20 miles
Abbot House The oldest house in Dunfermline. Hear its story told by the resident ghost. See history unfold before you. Feel the atmosphere.

13.0 miles

Maygate
Dunfermline
KY12 7NE
T: 01383 733266
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Deep Sea World Scotland's National Aquarium

16 miles

Forthside Terrace
North Queensferry
KY11 1JR
T: 01383 411880
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Visitor attractions - within 35 miles
Wallace Monument Keeping the spirit of William Wallace alive. Coffee, Souvenir and Gift Shops.

22.3 miles

Abbey Craig
Hillfoots Road
Casuewayhead
FK9 5LF
T: 01786 472140
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Stirling Old Time Jail Find out what prison life was like 150 years ago. Souvenir and Gift Shop

24.0 miles

St. John Street
Stirling
FK8 1EA
T: 01786 450050
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Cairn o' Mohr Fruit Winery The Strange Scottish Winery

25.3 miles

East Inchmichael
Errol
Perth
PH2 7SP
T: 01821 642781
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Scottish Liqueur Centre Experience a unique blend of shopping and all day family restaurant. Food Larder, Whisky & Wine Cellar.

25.4 miles

Bankfoot
Perth
PH1 4EB
T: 01738 787044
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Active Kid Toys and Adventure Park. Coffee, Toy Shop, Toddler Indoor Play Area, Farm Animals, Play Fort

25.4 miles

Burnside
Stanley
Perth
PH1 4QB
T: 01738 827286
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Edinburgh There are so many things to do and places to visit in Edinburgh that it is not possible to list them all. Instead we suggest you check out the website below.

26.0 miles

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Falkirk Wheel As the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel is quite simply unique.

26.3 miles

Lime Road
Falkirk
FK1 4RS
T: 01324 619888
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St. Andrews Aquarium A voyage of discovery through the mysterious world of our oceans. Beach restaurant and bar

28.8 miles

The Scores
St. Andrews
KY16 9AS
T: 01334 474785
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