Guidebook for Temple

Jane
Guidebook for Temple

Food Scene

Best nearby restaurant, now open all day.
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The Sun Inn
Lothian Bridge
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Best nearby restaurant, now open all day.
This is a lovely place to wander around, Lots of plants inside the huge poly tunnels, and in the grounds. Great for coffee, and lunch. Very popular with families, about 20 minutes by car.
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Secret Herb Garden
32A 32A Old Pentland Road, Lothianburn
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This is a lovely place to wander around, Lots of plants inside the huge poly tunnels, and in the grounds. Great for coffee, and lunch. Very popular with families, about 20 minutes by car.
Great Italian deli!
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Valvona Crolla
19 Elm Row
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Great Italian deli!
Local farmers produce wonderful Rapeseed oil.
supernature Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
Local farmers produce wonderful Rapeseed oil.
Indian restaurant and takeaway nearby.
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Memories Of India
4 Newtonloan Toll
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Indian restaurant and takeaway nearby.
Indian restaurant and takeaway nearby.
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Memories Of India
4 Newtonloan Toll
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Indian restaurant and takeaway nearby.
Indian restaurant and takeaway nearby.
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Memories Of India
4 Newtonloan Toll
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Indian restaurant and takeaway nearby.
Indian takeaway nearby.
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Memories Of India
4 Newtonloan Toll
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Indian takeaway nearby.

Sightseeing

Historic ruined Church in our village
Old Temple Kirk
Historic ruined Church in our village
Wonderful ruined castle (Historic Scotland), and collegiate church, 10minutes in the car.
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Crichton Castle
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Wonderful ruined castle (Historic Scotland), and collegiate church, 10minutes in the car.
Fascinating Church, full of history, and amazing carvings, about 20 minutes by car.
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Rosslyn Chapel
Chapel Loan
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Fascinating Church, full of history, and amazing carvings, about 20 minutes by car.
Wonderful ruin, in lovely gardens, about 35 to 40 minutes by car.
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Dirleton Castle & Gardens
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Wonderful ruin, in lovely gardens, about 35 to 40 minutes by car.
Wonderful ruined castle on the coast, (Historic Scotland) near North Berwick and great beaches, about 45 minutes by car.
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Tantallon Castle
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Wonderful ruined castle on the coast, (Historic Scotland) near North Berwick and great beaches, about 45 minutes by car.
Another atmospheric ruined castle. (Historic Scotland) I don't think this is manned, so you can get in free!
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Hailes Castle
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Another atmospheric ruined castle. (Historic Scotland) I don't think this is manned, so you can get in free!
Guided Tours only, around this unique house, which has been preserved, rather than conserved. (National Trust) About 20 minutes by car.
Newhailes Mansion House
2A Newhails
Guided Tours only, around this unique house, which has been preserved, rather than conserved. (National Trust) About 20 minutes by car.
Great tours, lovely garden, and recently much improved cafe. About 40 minutes by car, or go by the Borders Railway!
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Abbotsford The Home Of Sir Walter Scott
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Great tours, lovely garden, and recently much improved cafe. About 40 minutes by car, or go by the Borders Railway!
Lovely country house and gardens in the Borders.
Mellerstain House
Lovely country house and gardens in the Borders.
Guided tours of Country House, including a Gallery, which is an outpost of the National Gallery of Scotland. Also nice grounds for a walk after lunch.
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Paxton House
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Guided tours of Country House, including a Gallery, which is an outpost of the National Gallery of Scotland. Also nice grounds for a walk after lunch.
Ruined Abbey with walks along the river.
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Dryburgh Abbey
Dryburgh
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Ruined Abbey with walks along the river.
Beautiful historic house and grounds.
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Traquair House
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Beautiful historic house and grounds.
National Trust Village in Fife, just across the New Bridge! (opening early September)
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Culross
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National Trust Village in Fife, just across the New Bridge! (opening early September)
National Trust, in East Linton, a very nice village with a good pub.
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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot
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National Trust, in East Linton, a very nice village with a good pub.
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Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill
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Great views of the city! And some interesting buildings.
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Calton Hill
Calton Hill
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Great views of the city! And some interesting buildings.
Very interesting! Well worth seeing.
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Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive
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Very interesting! Well worth seeing.
Book Festival is here till the end of the Edinburgh Festival, during 2 weeks in August. Lovely on a sunny day with Deckchairs, food and drink, and lots of talks! Also on Charlotte Square, is The Geogian House, (National Trust) well worth seeing.
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Charlotte Square
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Book Festival is here till the end of the Edinburgh Festival, during 2 weeks in August. Lovely on a sunny day with Deckchairs, food and drink, and lots of talks! Also on Charlotte Square, is The Geogian House, (National Trust) well worth seeing.

Arts & Culture

This is a Sculpture Park, and a great day out. A Lovely walk through the grounds takes you past Sculptures and Installations. Fantastic Cafe and Restaurant, also great for families. About 30 minutes by car.
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Jupiter Artland
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This is a Sculpture Park, and a great day out. A Lovely walk through the grounds takes you past Sculptures and Installations. Fantastic Cafe and Restaurant, also great for families. About 30 minutes by car.
Amazing, Artist's Garden
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Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay
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Amazing, Artist's Garden
Great exhibitions, good cafe, outside seating on a sunny day, in nice grounds.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Rd
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Great exhibitions, good cafe, outside seating on a sunny day, in nice grounds.
Good cafe, lots of Scottish Art and photography.
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen St
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Good cafe, lots of Scottish Art and photography.
On Princes Street. Good cafe (expensive( overlooking Princes Street Gardens). National Art Collection, and great Festival Exhibition.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Rd
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On Princes Street. Good cafe (expensive( overlooking Princes Street Gardens). National Art Collection, and great Festival Exhibition.
A lovely place, very bright! Lots to see, and go up to the 6th floor terrace for great views of the city.
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National Museum of Scotland
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A lovely place, very bright! Lots to see, and go up to the 6th floor terrace for great views of the city.

Essentials

Open 24 hours.
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Tesco Superstore
Bonnyrigg Road
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Open 24 hours.
For basics
Scotmid Co-op
114-116 Hunterfield Rd
For basics

Everything Else

Best to go into town for Music, Theatre, Dance, and Nightlife.
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Edinburgh
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Best to go into town for Music, Theatre, Dance, and Nightlife.

Parks & Nature

My favourite beach, along a lane, and pay a pound or two to drive in. Quieter than other bigger beaches, with sand, rocks, and views to Tantallon Castle.
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Seacliff
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My favourite beach, along a lane, and pay a pound or two to drive in. Quieter than other bigger beaches, with sand, rocks, and views to Tantallon Castle.
Park your car, and it's a short walk to this fantastic big beach, with sand dunes and lots of sea!
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Tyninghame Beach
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Park your car, and it's a short walk to this fantastic big beach, with sand dunes and lots of sea!
My children loved exploring here when they were young. Think it's changed a bit, and the very good cafe has changed. Will have to check it out.
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Kailzie Gardens
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My children loved exploring here when they were young. Think it's changed a bit, and the very good cafe has changed. Will have to check it out.
Just an hour and a half away, and you can be climbing mountains!
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Trossachs
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Just an hour and a half away, and you can be climbing mountains!
The first mountain I climbed, and less than 2 hours away!
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Ben Lomond
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The first mountain I climbed, and less than 2 hours away!
Duncryne Hill, 'The Dumpling' . Very easy wee hill in my home Village of Gartocharn, with stunning views from the top.
Duncryne Road
Duncryne Road
Duncryne Hill, 'The Dumpling' . Very easy wee hill in my home Village of Gartocharn, with stunning views from the top.
Climb Edinburgh's hill!
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Arthur's Seat
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Climb Edinburgh's hill!
Peaceful place and lovely gardens! good views too.
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Place
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Peaceful place and lovely gardens! good views too.

Getting Around

Straiton Park & Ride
Sheriffhall Park & Ride
Old Dalkeith Road
VERY EXPENSIVE!
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NCP Car Park Edinburgh Castle Terrace
Castle Terrace
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VERY EXPENSIVE!
NCP Edinburgh Holyrood Rd
2 Holyrood Rd
EXPENSIVE!
The Borders Railway takes less than half an hour from Gorebridge into Edinburgh. There is parking at Gorebridge Station. Also City Centre Car Park at Waverley Station.
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Waverley Railway Station
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The Borders Railway takes less than half an hour from Gorebridge into Edinburgh. There is parking at Gorebridge Station. Also City Centre Car Park at Waverley Station.