PLACES TO SEE AROUND THE AREA
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The Capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is just a short car journey from our lodges. See the famous Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, Calton Hill and perhaps a spooky walk through the Old Town on an evening.
Edinburgh hosts the annual Edinburgh Festival, Fringe Festival and Tattoo - a must see for visitors to Scotland.
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Could not get a friendlier city for nightlife and activities.
You will only be 4 miles away from Dunfermline. Dunfermline is the historic capital of Scotland and, along with Kirkcaldy, is one of the largest towns in Fife.
In thee 11th centurey, Malcolm the 3rd of Scotland founded Dunfermline Abbey - a must see for visitors to Scotland. It boasts the most beautiful stained glass windows and superb views across the town. The abbey is in fact the burial place of Robert the Bruce and his name adorns the tower of the .........
Dunfermline has many famous sons, amongst them it was the birthplace of Charles 1st of England and it's most famous son, Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and was also one of the highest profile philanthropists of his era . By the time of his death he had given away almost 90 percent of his fortune to charities and foundations. One of the most important for Dunfermline was Pittencrieff Park (known locally as "The Glen"). Carnegie purchased the Glen in 1902 by the and had given it to the people of Dunfermline in a ceremony the following year.
It also has fantastic bars, clubs and MANY top quality restaurants.
There are a large selection of pubs, bars and restaurants within Queensferry. The High Street is home to many bars and restaurants, such as the Ferry Tap, Anchor Inn, Staghead Hotel (The Stag), Orocco Pier (formerly Queensferry Arms), Boathouse and The 3 Bridges.
Black Castle is a house on the High Street built in 1626. When the original owner, a sea-captain, was lost at sea, his maid was accused of paying a beggar-woman to cast a spell. Both women were burned for witchcraft. Plewlands House is a 17th-century mansion in the centre of the village.
It was restored in the 1950s as flats, and is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland. The Tolbooth, on the High Street, dates from the 17th century, with a clock-tower built in 1720.
The Hawes Inn, dating from the 17th century, lies east of Queensferry, almost under the Forth Bridge on its south side. It features in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Kidnapped. Opposite the Hawes Inn is the pier which served the ferry (from which the town derives its name) until the opening of the Forth Road Bridge.
The pier is now used by tourist boats including the ferry to Inchcolm.
South Queensferry Cemetery on Ferrymuir Lane at the south end of the town is unremarkable other than for the very large number of Royal Navy war graves, many for casualties of the Battle of Jutland (1916) who were brought here for burial.
It is maintained and operated by the City of Edinburgh Council. It superseded the small graveyard on The Vennel in the centre of town.
St. Andrews and the East Neuk
St Andrews is approximately 33 miles from your lodge - a nice slow drive taking in the scenery should take around an hour. It is the worldwide acclaimed 'home of golf' featuring 'The Old Course' and also boasts the olderst University (where Prince Andrew met Kate). St Andrews also has two lovely beaches including the magnificent West Sands, where the famous opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was shot.
The Fife Coastal Path
The Fife Coastal Path stretches for 150 km from North Queensferry in the south to the Tay Bridge in the north. Each corner holds another secret for you to discover, historic castles and caves, quaint fishing villages and award winning beaches. With rugged cliffs, long sandy beaches, internationally important estuaries and wildlife reserves, walking the Fife Coastal Path is an experience not to be missed!
Activities - within about 20 minutes of Accommodation
If you like oval racing this is a MUST see, Imagine 20+ cars driving round in an oval crashing into eachother and pushing eachother into the armco.
Every saturday night 6pm - 10pm
Craigluscar Activities - KY12 9HT
Craigluscar is an outdoor adventure and activity farm in the setting of the Craigluscar Hill and the adjoining community woodland. Craigluscar offers activities for all ages:
Tractor Driving Quad Biking Hovercrafting Clay Pigeon Shooting Hagglund
Craigluscar is a approximately 5 miles from Blairadam Lodge.
Knockhill Racing Circuit - Scotland's National Motorsport Centre - KY12 9TF
Less than 5 minutes drive away, Knockhill hosts the top events in the UK; British Touring Cars, British Superbikes and The Scottish Motorshow. As well as amazing racing action, Knockhill operates Driving Experiences, Karting and Trackdays (go on, drive a racing car!).
For the fisherman in you, Loch Ore and Loch Glow offer bank and boat fishing. Loch Glow is approximately 3 miles from Blairadam Lodge.
Loch Glow is in the Cliesh Hills only a few miles north of Dunfermline and is stocked with rainbow trout once a week. The fishing is for rainbow trout and wild brown trout and all legal methods may be fished including bait, fly & spinner. Please note their is NO catch and release.
Permits are available to the general public and can be obtained from the Bailiff on the water at the caravan on site.
There are many local courses extending a warm welcome to visitors, and of course, an hour's drive away is St Andrew's, The Home of Golf. The Old Course, New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, Balgove Course, The Castle Course (the seven St Andrews Links courses) are open to the public and everyone can follow in the footsteps of the legends of the game, from Old Tom Morris to Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
Wester Deanhead Equestrian Centre
Take a lesson in the indoor riding arena or head out for a quiet trek or off road hack in beautiful Blairadam Forest.
The loch has canoeing, kayaking, sailing and fishing. There are walks to enjoy, woods to explore, a childrens play area and a cafe.
Fife Leisure Park
The leisure park at Dunfermline has a variety of restaurants, from Indian to McDonalds and a whole host of things to do; Bannatynes gym and spa, American Golf, Ten Pin Bowling, Bingo, Odeon Cinema, Soft Play Area and Garden Centre.