Leo’s guidebook for the Pentland Cosy

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Leo’s guidebook for the Pentland Cosy

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So many wonderful walks to explore. Many you can do straight from Nine Mile Burn without getting in the car. https://www.pentlandhills.org/ Here are some links to shorter walks straight from Pentland Cosy front door. https://www.outdooractive.com/en/track/track-21-jul-2021-at-15-40/217193814/?share=%7Ezqfsvyhv%244ossvzny https://out.ac/I3Ws3V https://out.ac/I3zwon
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Pentland Hills
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So many wonderful walks to explore. Many you can do straight from Nine Mile Burn without getting in the car. https://www.pentlandhills.org/ Here are some links to shorter walks straight from Pentland Cosy front door. https://www.outdooractive.com/en/track/track-21-jul-2021-at-15-40/217193814/?share=%7Ezqfsvyhv%244ossvzny https://out.ac/I3Ws3V https://out.ac/I3zwon
Wild swimming or paddling boarding spot, great walking and views. Short drive away.
Gladhouse Reservoir
Wild swimming or paddling boarding spot, great walking and views. Short drive away.
Is a challenging climb and a good place for a run about in Edinburgh.
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Sæti Artúrs
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Is a challenging climb and a good place for a run about in Edinburgh.
Sightseeing
Very close by, a great place to have a walk round, lots of history, plenty of cows and sheep and sometimes frogs in the curling loch to see. I think the cafe is shut just now unfortunately. https://www.penicuikhouse.com
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Penicuik House
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Very close by, a great place to have a walk round, lots of history, plenty of cows and sheep and sometimes frogs in the curling loch to see. I think the cafe is shut just now unfortunately. https://www.penicuikhouse.com
Expensive to go in but well worth a visit even if you wander up to the outside. https://www.edinburghcastle.scot/
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Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill
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Expensive to go in but well worth a visit even if you wander up to the outside. https://www.edinburghcastle.scot/
https://www.rct.uk/visit/palace-of-holyroodhouse
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Palace of Holyroodhouse
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https://www.rct.uk/visit/palace-of-holyroodhouse
Good paid attraction. https://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/
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Royal Yacht Britannia
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Good paid attraction. https://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/
Optional donation. Great option for a wet day. Fab for kids too. It's near the meadows to take the kids to park afterwards. https://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/ Meet Dolly the first cloned sheep, cloned at the Roslin Institute, Midlothian. https://www.nms.ac.uk/dolly
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National Museum of Scotland
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Optional donation. Great option for a wet day. Fab for kids too. It's near the meadows to take the kids to park afterwards. https://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/ Meet Dolly the first cloned sheep, cloned at the Roslin Institute, Midlothian. https://www.nms.ac.uk/dolly
Great walks. Charming village. Home to the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel. https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/roslin-glen-country-park-p252401
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Roslin Glen Country Park
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Great walks. Charming village. Home to the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel. https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/roslin-glen-country-park-p252401
Historic Scotland paid site, short walk from the car park. Stunning coastal views.
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Tantallon Castle
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Historic Scotland paid site, short walk from the car park. Stunning coastal views.
Right in the centre of Linlithgow, fun to explore the old Palace and grounds.
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Linlithgow Palace
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Right in the centre of Linlithgow, fun to explore the old Palace and grounds.
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Traquair House
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City/town information
Stunning city with so much to explore and experience.
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Edinburgh
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Stunning city with so much to explore and experience.
Really nice little village with a fun playground and cafe by the river. There is a pub and Co-op as well for supplies. Market promoting locally sourced food, arts and crafts, on first Saturday of month.
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West Linton
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Really nice little village with a fun playground and cafe by the river. There is a pub and Co-op as well for supplies. Market promoting locally sourced food, arts and crafts, on first Saturday of month.
A lovely little town to visit, two great playgrounds beside the river, a really nice high street with cafes and an Ice Cream parlour. Swimming pool if the weather is not so good. Peebles is bike central as well as it’s home to Glentress https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/tweed-valley-forest-park/glentress world class mountain bike centre, nice cafe and shop too.
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Peebles
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A lovely little town to visit, two great playgrounds beside the river, a really nice high street with cafes and an Ice Cream parlour. Swimming pool if the weather is not so good. Peebles is bike central as well as it’s home to Glentress https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/tweed-valley-forest-park/glentress world class mountain bike centre, nice cafe and shop too.
Some nice small beaches, a lovely walk along the Forth and lots of cafes. Views of the Forth bridges and islands. Sea wildlife often spotted.
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Queensferry
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Some nice small beaches, a lovely walk along the Forth and lots of cafes. Views of the Forth bridges and islands. Sea wildlife often spotted.
Has two nice beaches and lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream places and a nice playground.
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North Berwick
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Has two nice beaches and lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs, ice cream places and a nice playground.
Neighbourhoods
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Scottish Borders
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So many lovely villages and towns. Great walks along the coast. Gorgeous beaches and plenty of eating options. Lots of golf courses too.
East Lothian
So many lovely villages and towns. Great walks along the coast. Gorgeous beaches and plenty of eating options. Lots of golf courses too.
Gorgeous woodland walks.
Great walks and history. Great for a day or afternoon without having to get in the car.
Newhall Estate
Great walks and history. Great for a day or afternoon without having to get in the car.
Food scene
Great for a refreshment after a long walk. https://www.allanramsayhotel.com/
The Allan Ramsay Hotel
Great for a refreshment after a long walk. https://www.allanramsayhotel.com/
Great food with lovely outdoor play area for kids and walk off lunch doing the fairy trail.
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Archerfield Walled Garden
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Great food with lovely outdoor play area for kids and walk off lunch doing the fairy trail.
Great little spot for lunch and a wander around for a couple of hours. Some very entertaining pigs! https://www.secretherbgarden.co.uk/
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Secret Herb Garden
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Great little spot for lunch and a wander around for a couple of hours. Some very entertaining pigs! https://www.secretherbgarden.co.uk/
Pub food.
The Gordon Arms Hotel
Pub food.
Organic farm and food shop. Pick up something yummy to make for tea.
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Whitmuir the Organic Place
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Organic farm and food shop. Pick up something yummy to make for tea.
Ignore the picture, this is now a community hub all about good food. Pick up some supplies and stop for a coffee in the cafe.
Penicuik Storehouse
22 High Street
Ignore the picture, this is now a community hub all about good food. Pick up some supplies and stop for a coffee in the cafe.
Beach and cafes
A lovely day by the beach but with the buzz and cafes of being in the city.
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Portobello Beach
1 Promenade
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A lovely day by the beach but with the buzz and cafes of being in the city.