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Abbot House Heritage Centre

4.6mi (11min) from Rosyth | 8.4mi (17min) from South Queensferry | 18.4mi (36min) from Leith | 17.4mi (36min) from Newhaven

Abbot House celebrates 1000 years of Dunfermline's history from the foundation of Dunfermline Abbey in 1128 right through to the present day.

Dunfermline | 01383 ​733​266 | www.abbothouse.co.uk

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Aberdour Castle and Garden

7.3mi (19min) from Rosyth | 9.3mi (19min) from South Queensferry | 19.3mi (38min) from Leith | 18.3mi (36min) from Newhaven

The 13th century castle is among the oldest standing masonry castles in Scotland and may in fact be the oldest.

Aberdour | 01383 860519 | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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Balmerino Abbey

40.5mi (55min) from Rosyth | 42.4mi (54min) from South Queensferry | 52.4mi (1hr 13min) from Leith | 49.6mi (1hr 11min) from Newhaven

Balmerino Abbey is in ruins but is still a fine example of a 13th-century Cistercian monastery.

Newport-on-tay | 08444 932185 | obrown@nts.org.uk | www.nts.org.uk

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Blackness Castle

34.4mi (49min) from Rosyth | 7.3mi (16min) from South Queensferry | 17.7mi (42min) from Leith | 16.7mi (35min) from Newhaven

Built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons, Blackness was never destined as a peaceful lordly residence; its enduring roles were those of garrison fortress and state prison

Linlithgow | 01506 834807 | trade@hes.scot | www.historicenvironment.scot

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Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

14.5mi (29min) from Rosyth | 10.0mi (20min) from South Queensferry | 20.5mi (43min) from Leith | 19.6mi (41min) from Newhaven

Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway, travel by steam train and explore Scotland's largest railway museum. Steam trains run on week-ends April to October and midweek days during the holiday period. The Museum of Scottish Railways is open seven days a week April to October.

Bo'ness | 01506 825855 | enquiries.railways@srps.org.uk | www.bkrailway.co.uk

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Carnegie Birthplace Museum

4.3mi (10min) from Rosyth | 8.1mi (16min) from South Queensferry | 18.1mi (34min) from Leith | 17.1mi (34min) from Newhaven

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is a fascinating and informative place to visit for all the family.

Dunfermline | 01383 724302 | www.carnegiebirthplace.com

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Culross Abbey

9.5mi (17min) from Rosyth | 14.5mi (24min) from South Queensferry | 24.5mi (43min) from Leith | 23.5mi (43min) from Newhaven

Visitors can take in the remains of a Cistercian monastery founded in 1217 The eastern parts of the Abbey Church are the present parish church.

Culross | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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Culross Palace

9.2mi (18min) from Rosyth | 14.2mi (26min) from South Queensferry | 24.2mi (45min) from Leith | 24.0mi (44min) from Newhaven

Culross Palace, which dates from 1597, has been lovingly and sympathetically restored so you can imagine what it would have been like to live in splendour.

Culross | 08444 932189 | culross@nts.org.uk | www.nts.org.uk

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Dalmeny House

9.8mi (20min) from Rosyth | 2.8mi (7min) from South Queensferry | 9.5mi (25min) from Leith | 9.4mi (24min) from Newhaven

Dalmeny House is the family home of the Earls of Rosebery and is a Gothic revival mansion set in beautiful gardens.

South Queensferry | 0131 331 1888 | events@dalmeny.co.uk | www.dalmeny.co.uk

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Dalmeny Parish Church

6.7mi (17min) from Rosyth | 1.5mi (5min) from South Queensferry | 9.7mi (23min) from Leith | 8.7mi (22min) from Newhaven

The church dates from around 1160 and is the best preserved Norman parish church in Scotland - its stunning Romanesque architecture is some of the best to be seen in Scotland.

Dalmeny | 0131 331 1100 | admin@sacredscotland.org.uk | www.quadkirks.org

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Dirleton Castle

41.9mi (59min) from Rosyth | 38.0mi (52min) from South Queensferry | 22.4mi (40min) from Leith | 23.0mi (42min) from Newhaven

For 400 years Dirleton Castle stood as a magnificent fortress and was home for three noble families. It is a fine example of a fortified medieval residence. Within its walls are colourful gardens with a blend of traditional, formal and more contemporary plantings.

Dirleton, East Lothian | 0131 668 8831 | www.historicenvironment.scot/dirleton-castle | trade@hes.scot

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Dundas Castle

6.4mi (16min) from Rosyth | 1.9mi (6min) from South Queensferry | 12.7mi (28min) from Leith | 11.9mi (28min) from Newhaven

Dundas Castle was built in 1818 by the renowned Scottish architect William Burn.

South Queensferry | 0131 319 2039 | enquiry@dundascastle.co.uk | www.dundascastle.co.uk

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Dundas Parks Golf Club

5.6mi (14min) from Rosyth | 1.1mi (4min) from South Queensferry | 11.8mi (26min) from Leith | 10.9mi (25min) from Newhaven

Dundas Parks Golf Club is situated in the grounds of Dundas Estate owned by the Sir Jack Stewart-Clark Family. Located on the outskirts of South Queensferry we are just 1.5 miles from Hawes Pier. The course has beautiful views of Edinburgh and the Pentlands Hills, and will test the skills of all players, no matter what their abilities are.  It is a wonderful 9 hole course played twice, so players have the opportunity to repeat their good shots or learn from the experience.

South Queensferry | 07787 260190 | www.dundasparksgolf.co.uk

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Dunfermline Palace and Abbey

4.8mi (12min) from Rosyth | 8.6mi (18min) from South Queensferry | 18.7mi (37min) from Leith | 17.7mi (37min) from Newhaven

Dunfermline Palace and Abbey is well worth a visit.

Dunfermline | 01383 739026 | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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Edinburgh Tours and History

Edinburgh Tours and History

14.6mi (40min) from Rosyth | 9.6mi (31min) from South Queensferry | 3.2mi (20min) from Leith | 3.3mi (18min) from Newhaven

Hello! My name is Fraser Paterson. I am an experienced tour guide and

Edinburgh | +4407 950003885 | frasergolf93@gmail.com | www.edinburghtoursandhistory.com

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Established Events

Established Events

Luxury Heritage Experiences with Established Events - Scotland is an extraordinary country and when it comes to experiences, there are a plethora of wonderfully unique and historic locations choose from. We work with a collection of private historic homes and castles that are not usually open to the public. We have the unique opportunity to arrange a stay at one of these homes, where you will find the warmest welcome. We use the best caterers and professional hosts who deliver an experience that will wow your guests._

Tour | georgina@establishedevents.com | www.establishedevents.com

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Falkirk Wheel

22.5mi (39min) from Rosyth | 18.8mi (33min) from South Queensferry | 29.4mi (56min) from Leith | 28.2mi (51min) from Newhaven

The world's first and only rotating boat lift, the Falkirk Wheel offers visitors a one-of-a-kind trip from the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Union Canal, 150 feet above.

Falkirk | 08700 500208 | TFW_info@scottishcanals.co.uk | www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk

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Falkland Palace

27.8mi (37min) from Rosyth | 29.8mi (37min) from South Queensferry | 39.8mi (55min) from Leith | 37.1mi (54min) from Newhaven

Falkland Palace was the country residence of the Stuart monarchs for 200 years and one of Mary Queen of Scots' favourite places.

Cupar | 08444 932186 | falklandpalace&garden@nts.org.uk | www.nts.org.uk

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Floors Castle & Gardens

Floors Castle & Gardens

Explore Floors Castle & Gardens, Built by leading architect William Adam in 1721, Floors Castle is Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle and home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe. The Castle is filled with outstanding works of art, magnificent French furniture and the famous Belgian tapestries. The grand rooms offer superb views of the River Tweed and Cheviot Hills. The Walled Garden is a showpiece of seasonal colour and interest and features colourful themed borders, decorative shrubs, traditional glasshouses filled with delicious fruits and recent developments in the Garden include the dramatic oak framed fruit cage & new Tapestry Garden.

Tour | +4401 573223333 | enquiries@floorscastle.com | www.floorscastle.com

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Harbourmaster's House

18.8mi (30min) from Rosyth | 20.7mi (29min) from South Queensferry | 30.7mi (48min) from Leith | 29.8mi (46min) from Newhaven

The Harbourmaster’s House, which was built in the 17th century, overlooks the historic harbour of Dysart.

Dysart | 01592 656080 | fifecoastalpath.co.uk

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Hawes Inn

6.1mi (16min) from Rosyth | 0.5mi (3min) from South Queensferry | 10.4mi (24min) from Leith | 9.4mi (23min) from Newhaven

This historic inn dates from 1683 and has associations with celebrated authors Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

South Queensferry | 0131 331 1990 | www.vintageinn.co.uk

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Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse and Garden

31.5mi (51min) from Rosyth | 33.5mi (50min) from South Queensferry | 43.5mi (1hr 9min) from Leith | 42.5mi (1hr 3min) from Newhaven

Hill of Tarvit, one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansions, is set in 279 acres of land.

Cupar | 08444 932185 | www.nts.org.uk

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Hopetoun House

8.3mi (21min) from Rosyth | 2.8mi (8min) from South Queensferry | 14.7mi (32min) from Leith | 13.8mi (33min) from Newhaven

Hopetoun House is a beautiful historic house dating from the 17th century and still lived in by Lord Hopetoun and his family.

South Queensferry | 0131 331 2451 | www.hopetoun.co.uk

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House of the Binns

Set in beautifully landscaped parkland overlooking the River Forth, this 17th-century laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyell family for 400 years.

Tour | 08444 932127 | www.nts.org.uk

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Inchcolm Abbey

6.1mi (16min) from Rosyth | 0.5mi (2min) from South Queensferry | 10.3mi (24min) from Leith | 9.3mi (23min) from Newhaven

Inchcolm means Columba's Isle and was home to a hermit in the Dark Ages before Alexander I took shelter on the island during a storm.

Inchcolm | 01383 823332 | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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Kellie Castle

35.9mi (1hr 1min) from Rosyth | 37.8mi (1hr 1min) from South Queensferry | 47.8mi (1hr 20min) from Leith | 46.9mi (1hr 15min) from Newhaven

Kellie Castle, which dates from the 14th century, has plenty to offer visitors whether your interests lie inside or out! The grounds and gardens boast woodland walks, a bird hide and a stunning Arts and Crafts garden.

Pittenweem | 08444 932184 | robrown@nts.org.uk | www.highlandtitles.com

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Kinloch Anderson

14.9mi (31min) from Rosyth | 9.9mi (23min) from South Queensferry | 1.0mi (4min) from Leith | 0.9mi (4min) from Newhaven

Kinloch Anderson has been respected and known in Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital City, since 1868 as the foremost experts in kilts, tartan and Highland Dress, and makers of luxury traditional clothing with a strong emphasis on Scottish Design.

Edinburgh | +4401 315551390 | enquiries@kinlochanderson.com | www.kinlochanderson.com

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Lindores Abbey Distillery

Lindores Abbey Distillery

The Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky. For the whisky lover it is a pilgrimage. Lindores Abbey's has widely recognised links to the earliest reference to Scotch whisky. After 523 years you can again see single malt distillation happening once more. Lindores Abbey Distillery and visitor centre opened its doors in August 2017, heralding the revival of the site of the earliest written reference to Scotch whisky production and its vision for future preservation. The £10 million project boasts an innovative distillery, with three stills from Forsyths of Rothes within the still house; a centre celebrating the remarkable heritage of Lindores Abbey’s founding Tironensian monks via a stunning cloister exhibition and events space; and tours of the abbey ruins on the banks of the River Tay which were founded in 1192 by David Earl of Huntingdon on land given to him by his brother King William I and which have played host to generations of Scottish royalty – and even William Wallace.

Tour | 01337 842547 | info@lindoresabbeydistillery.com | www.lindoresabbeydistillery.com

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Linlithgow - Royal Burgh

The Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, Linlithgow Palace and Annet House Museum

Tour | www.linlithgow.com

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Linlithgow Canal Centre

16.5mi (27min) from Rosyth | 9.0mi (18min) from South Queensferry | 19.6mi (40min) from Leith | 18.6mi (38min) from Newhaven

Located on the 1822 Union Canal which linked Edinburgh and Glasgow, there are a variety of cruises to meet the needs of all the family. You can even drive one yourself. Open Easter to the end of September

Linlthgow | 08442 723812 | info@lucs.org.uk | www.lucs.org.uk

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Linlithgow Palace

28.5mi (45min) from Rosyth | 9.0mi (18min) from South Queensferry | 20.8mi (45min) from Leith | 19.8mi (38min) from Newhaven

Built and developed over two centuries by successive Stuart kings of Scotland, Linlithgow Palace was a comfortable and attractive retreat from affairs of state, conveniently placed between Stirling and Edinburgh. Both James V and his daughter Mary Queen of Scots were born here, overlooking the tranquil beauty of the loch and peel (park). This superb Renaissance residence allows a unique insight into the domestic life of Scottish royalty.

Linlithgow | 01506 842896 | trade@hes.scot | www.historicenvironment.scot

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Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours

History is a damn good story. What it needs is a damn good telling! Our history and ghost tours take place every day in Edinburgh.

Tour | 0131 225 5445 | info@mercattours.com | www.mercattours.com

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Newhailes

55.7mi (1hr 12min) from Rosyth | 24.0mi (34min) from South Queensferry | 6.0mi (18min) from Leith | 6.6mi (21min) from Newhaven

Newhailes offers a range of experiences for visitors to this 5 star property. The celebrated

Musselburgh | 08444 932125 | traveltrade@nts.org.uk | www.nts.org.uk

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North Queensferry Light Tower

3.6mi (11min) from Rosyth | 4.8mi (10min) from South Queensferry | 14.8mi (29min) from Leith | 14.3mi (30min) from Newhaven

North Queensferry Light Tower is the world's smallest working light tower.

North Queensferry | 07852 437384 | LTmanager@BTconnect.com | www.northqueensferrylighttower.com

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Pittencrieff House Museum and Park

4.8mi (12min) from Rosyth | 8.7mi (17min) from South Queensferry | 18.6mi (36min) from Leith | 17.7mi (35min) from Newhaven

This 17th century mansion house is set in beautiful parkland and houses an accessible display called Magic of the Glen which celebrates the magic of the park and explains how the park came to be - a story involving fossils and furry creatures covering 350 million years.

Dunfermline | 01383 722935 | www.fife.gov.uk

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Priory Church

5.9mi (14min) from Rosyth | 0.3mi (2min) from South Queensferry | 12.1mi (26min) from Leith | 11.4mi (26min) from Newhaven

The Priory Church, which dates from the 15th century, is the oldest building in Queensferry and has been a place of Christian worship for 600 years.

South Queensferry | 0131 331 1958 | tjharkin@priorychurch.com | www.priorychurch.com

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Ravenscraig Castle

18.8mi (30min) from Rosyth | 20.8mi (29min) from South Queensferry | 30.8mi (48min) from Leith | 29.8mi (45min) from Newhaven

Ravenscraig Castle is one of the oldest artillery forts in Scotland.

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Rosslyn Chapel

23.2mi (35min) from Rosyth | 19.2mi (28min) from South Queensferry | 14.5mi (27min) from Leith | 15.0mi (34min) from Newhaven

Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 as a place of worship and services continue to be held here weekly. The Chapel has also been a popular destination for visitors for generations. By the late 18th-century, it was starting to appear on popular itineraries and its popularity greatly increased after the publication of Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code, in 2003 www.rosslynchapel.com

Roslin | 0131 440 2159 | mail@rosslynchapel.com | www.rosslynchapel.com

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Scotstarvit Tower

31.5mi (51min) from Rosyth | 33.5mi (50min) from South Queensferry | 43.5mi (1hr 9min) from Leith | 42.5mi (1hr 3min) from Newhaven

This handsome tower is thought to have been built in the 15th century and is famous as the home of author Sir John Scot.

By Ceres | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

8.5mi (21min) from Rosyth | 14.4mi (20min) from South Queensferry | 24.4mi (39min) from Leith | 23.4mi (38min) from Newhaven

The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is spread over a 49-acre site and is home to about 190 vehicles including almost 160 buses.

by Dunfermline | 01383 623380 | www.busweb.co.uk

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St Andrews Blackfriars Chapel

39.1mi (1hr 4min) from Rosyth | 41.0mi (1hr 4min) from South Queensferry | 51.0mi (1hr 22min) from Leith | 51.1mi (1hr 20min) from Newhaven

This ruined 16th century church which was the home of Dominican friars sits in the heart of St Andrews.

St Andrews | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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St Andrews Castle

45.1mi (1hr 5min) from Rosyth | 47.1mi (1hr 4min) from South Queensferry | 57.1mi (1hr 22min) from Leith | 51.8mi (1hr 23min) from Newhaven

The ruins of St Andrews Castle lie on a headland to the north of St Andrews.

St Andrews | 01334 477196 | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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St Andrews Cathedral

45.1mi (1hr 4min) from Rosyth | 47.0mi (1hr 3min) from South Queensferry | 57.0mi (1hr 22min) from Leith | 51.4mi (1hr 22min) from Newhaven

St Andrews Cathedral dominated the medieval church in Scotland from when it was built in the 12th century right up until the Protestant Reformation in 1560.

St Andrews | 01334 472563 | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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St Andrews West Port

39.1mi (1hr 4min) from Rosyth | 41.0mi (1hr 4min) from South Queensferry | 51.0mi (1hr 22min) from Leith | 51.1mi (1hr 20min) from Newhaven

West Port is one of the few surviving city gates in Scotland.

St Andrews | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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St Bridget's Kirk

5.3mi (16min) from Rosyth | 7.3mi (16min) from South Queensferry | 17.3mi (35min) from Leith | 16.4mi (33min) from Newhaven

This ruined medieval church is situated on the Fife Coastal Path near to the village of Dalgety Bay.

Dalgety Bay | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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St Margaret's Cave

5.5mi (14min) from Rosyth | 8.9mi (18min) from South Queensferry | 18.9mi (37min) from Leith | 17.9mi (37min) from Newhaven

Queen Margaret came to pray at St Margaret's Cave more than 900 years ago when there was only a wooded path by a stream at the bottom of the valley with a short climb up to the small cave.

Dunfermline | 01383 602386 | fife.museums@fife.gov.uk | www.fifedirect.org.uk

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Tantallon Castle

50.2mi (1hr 5min) from Rosyth | 46.3mi (58min) from South Queensferry | 30.7mi (47min) from Leith | 31.3mi (49min) from Newhaven

Tantallon is a formidable stronghold set atop the cliffs of the Firth of Forth. It was the seat of Douglas Earls of Angus, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland. Come and explore this 4 star attraction.

North Berwick | 0131 668 8831 | hs.explorer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk | www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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The Royal Yacht Britannia

15.2mi (33min) from Rosyth | 10.2mi (25min) from South Queensferry | 1.1mi (5min) from Leith | 1.0mi (4min) from Newhaven

For over 40 years, The Royal Yacht Britannia sailed a million miles on a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. Now berthed in the historic port of Leith, Britannia is a fascinating five star visitor attraction and one of the most presitigious evening event venues. Britannia now boasts the world's most transalated tour, with 27 languages and a British Sign Language tablet.

Edinburgh | +4401 315558800 | enquiries@tryb.co.uk | www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

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The Secret Door

The Secret Door

Located in the heart of Dunfermlines' Heritage Quarter, just a stones' throw from the historic Abbey and new Carnegie Library and Galleries, we sell Antiques, Collectibles and Curios.

Tour | 01383 247255 | thesecretdoor@gmx.co.uk | www.facebook.com

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Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle

45.6mi (1hr 4min) from Rosyth | 41.7mi (56min) from South Queensferry | 27.8mi (47min) from Leith | 28.3mi (50min) from Newhaven

Thirlestane Castle nestles in the hills of the beautiful Scottish Borders just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh.

Lauder | 01578 722430 | enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk | www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk

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Thistle & Rose Golf Historic Experience

Thistle & Rose Golf Historic Experience

13.6mi (30min) from Rosyth | 6.7mi (19min) from South Queensferry | 14.7mi (44min) from Leith | 13.7mi (36min) from Newhaven

​Thistle & Rose Golf Historic Experience Ltd (TRGHE)

Broxburn | 07342 201567 | trghe17@gmail.com | golfhistorictre.wixsite.com

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Water of Leith Conservation Trust

13.7mi (30min) from Rosyth | 8.7mi (23min) from South Queensferry | 6.0mi (21min) from Leith | 5.6mi (24min) from Newhaven

Only 5 minutes from the cruise terminal at Leith, you can start your exploration of the Water of Leith. Explore Edinburgh's history from the river that run's through it's heart. A four mile walk will take you to the city centre through a nature wonderland, and you can always get a bus or taxi back . Pick up a map or leaflet in the terminal.

Edinburgh | 0131 455 7367 | admin@waterofleith.org.uk | www.waterofleith.org.uk

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