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Top Choice Church in Around Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel

The success of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code and the subsequent Hollywood film has seen a flood of visitors descend on Scotland's most beautiful and enigmatic church – Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built in t…
Top Choice Gallery in Around Edinburgh

Jupiter Artland

The grounds of 19th-century Bonnington House, just 10 miles west of Edinburgh, have been lovingly converted by owners and art patrons Robert and Nicky Wilson into a gorgeous, landscaped sculpture park, showcasing wo…
Pub Food in Queensferry

Hawes Inn

The atmospheric Hawes Inn, famously mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped, serves excellent pub grub; it’s opposite the Inchcolm ferry, right beside the Forth railway bridge.
Palace in Linlithgow

Linlithgow Palace

The building of this magnificent palace, begun by James I in 1425, continued for over a century and it became a favourite royal residence – James V was born here in 1512, as was his daughter Mary (later Queen of Sco…
Church in Linlithgow

St Michael's Church

Built between the 1420s and 1530s, the Gothic St Michael's Church is topped by a controversial aluminium spire that was added in 1964. The church is said to be haunted by a ghost that foretold King James IV of his i…
Pub Food in Linlithgow

Four Marys

The Four Marys is an attractive traditional pub (opposite the entrance to Linlithgow Palace) that serves real ales and good-value pub grub, including haggis, neeps and tatties (haggis, mashed turnip and mashed potat…
Steak in Linlithgow

Champany Inn

This rustic inn is a trencherman's delight, famous for its excellent Aberdeen Angus steaks and Scottish lobsters (booking essential). The neighbouring Chop & Ale House is a less-expensive alternative to the main…
Scottish in Linlithgow

Chop & Ale House

The Chop & Ale House is a less expensive alternative to the Champany Inn's main dining room, offering delicious home-made burgers and steaks. It's 2 miles northeast of Linlithgow on the A803/A904 road towards Bo…
Cafe in Queensferry

Stables Tearoom

Britain’s most elegant equine accommodation – where the marquis once housed his pampered racehorses – is now the stylish Stables Tearoom, a delightful spot for lunch or afternoon tea.
Museum in Queensferry

Queensferry Museum

In the pretty, terraced High St in Queensferry is the small Queensferry Museum. It contains some interesting background information on the Forth bridges, and a fascinating exhibit on the ‘Burry Man’, part of the vil…