Welcome to Leonardtown & St Mary's County


Look for a rock in front of the nearby circuit courthouse (Courthouse Dr & Washington); legend has it that Moll Dwyer, a local 'witch,' froze to death while kneeling on said rock and cursed the town with her dying breath. Her faint knee imprints are supposedly still visible in the stone.

Maryland's status as a border state between the North and South is evident in the square's onsite World War I memorial, divided into 'white' and 'colored' sections. The most fascinating county attraction is Historic St Mary's City, a sprawling living history museum that recreates the state's first capital, which was once a busy port town. Scattered parks and islands, plus a few paddling trails, round out the appeal.


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Leonardtown & St Mary's County activities

$14.26 Cultural & Theme Tours

Abbotsford the Home of Sir Walter Scott Admission Ticket

Abbotsford is a 'must see' attraction and if you are going to take a half day or day trip from Edinburgh, this is the one.  • Only an hour from Edinburgh • Scott made the kilt Scotland’s national dress • Scotland’s fame and romance started with Scott’s writing • Abbotsford is the first ‘Scots Baronial’ house, copied worldwide • His ‘Hail to the Chief’ is played to welcome every USA President  Learn about Scott’s life and achievements, browse the gift shop, dine in style in our restaurant or simply relax and unwind as you wander through the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands – a day out at Abbotsford has something for everyone. Begin your visit to Abbotsford at our new award-winning Visitor Centre. Discover the life and times of Sir Walter Scott with our free exhibition, indulge in some shopping for souvenirs and unique gifts, meet friends and family for morning coffee or lunch or set off to explore our popular family play trail.Our stylish restaurant serves a range of freshly prepared refreshments and meals made with locally-sourced ingredients including morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea. Fresh seasonal menus are available throughout the day.Sir Walter Scott’s imagination and creativity extended beyond the walls of his house into the outdoors and the creation of beautiful formal gardens. Each garden at Abbotsford is distinct in character; taken together, they form three outdoor ‘rooms’ designed to offer picturesque settings for the main house. The gardens we see today are still fundamentally Scott’s work, though with certain alterations carried out by his descendants to adapt the space for the changing needs of the family.You can reach Abbotsford easily from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station by taking the Borders Railway to Tweedbank, which takes less than 1 hour. From here you can take a signposted walk to Abbotsford which will take around 20 minutes.

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The Devil's Porridge Museum Admission Ticket

Visit: The Devil's Porridge MuseumDiscover the remarkable wartime story of the Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth and the extraordinary lives of the Munitions Girls who worked there. Built during WW1, HM Factory Gretna stretched nine miles along the Solway Coast and produced more cordite explosive than all the other factories combined. Through unique objects and interactive displays, our museum brings to life the secret wartime history of Southwest Scotland and Cumbria. Stay and enjoy our Café and free wifi.

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