EDINBURGH WOOLLEN MILL
For shopping, for snacks and meals, and for relaxing! Edinburgh Woollen Mills are open every day of the year. http://simplythebestdestinations.co.uk/
Edinburgh Woollen Mill Centres are the places to go when you want to browse and shop and relax with a cup of coffee or a delicious afternoon tea special. Already well established as a retailer of fashion and traditional wear for men and women, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, known as Simply The Best, has several excellent visitor centres which encompass a shop for woollens, tweeds and tartans and a restaurant. Some centres also have a whisky shop and there are weavers at work so you can admire their skill..
Tea for Two - or one or three or four! Whatever the number, you can get an excellent afternoon tea in an Edinburgh Woollen Mill at just £5.00 per person. Too tempting to pass on, especially on a busy day!
The centres are in several towns around Scotland, from Jedburgh in the Borders to John o‘ Groats, right in the north. Highlights along the way are the Scottish Deer Centre at Cupar, with fourteen species of deer, scenic pathways, and a Highland Smokehouse selling smoked kippers, trout and salmon.
Then there is the Scottish Wool Centre at Aberfoyle in the Trossachs with their famous "sheepducks" - a small flock of ducks, expertly rounded up by a team of collies. History enthusiasts will enjoy a day at Moffat Mill in the Borders, a leading speciality shop with a huge selecton of tweeds, tartans and knitwear, and an exhibition area showing traditional Hattersley looms. Do you know if you belong to a clan? You don't have to be a Mc or a Mac - visit on of our Clan and Tartan Centres, where you can find out about your clan and get your own clan certificate to take home.
A must on your visit to Scotland is a visit to the Trossachs Woollen Mill at Kilmahog, near Callendar. There are a couple of Highland cattle here - Hamish Dubh and Honey, both quite tame; if you are in the area, make sure that you stop by to say hello, take selfies and enjoy an afternoon tea!
For a true taste of Scotland, enjoy a free whisky-tasting in the Spirit of Scotlad Whisky Shops which are dedicated to the art of distilling malt whisky and which stock over 150 top brands, some of which are available only in Scotland. The Edinburgh Woollen Mill hosts a range of special Scottish Events at James Pringle Weavers' Clearance Outlet at Leith Mills in Edinburgh and other location, where tastings can be booked exclusively for you and tailor-made to visitors' itineraries.
For your first - or last visit - in Scotland, stop off in the lovely Borders' town of Jedburgh, where you can stock up on
Weavers at Work: It's fascinating to watch craftsmen at work and you can do this in our store in Inverness and at Spean Bridge, near Fort William.
For afternoon tea and for lunch, our restaurants offer the finest of Scottish food. Our restaurants are the ideal place to take time out from a busy day, whether for morning coffee, for lunch or for afternoon tea. Many of our centres offer PURA speciality coffee and we have our Tea for Two available all day, with a delicious selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes - at only £10.00 i.e. £5.00 each; this is very popular with our visitors. Looko ut also for our special meal-deals e.g. main meals specials every day for £5.50. We also have specials for children.
Apart from their spectacular locations and amazing attractions, every Centre is packed with a range of clothing, knitwear, specialist whisky shops, gifts and foods, as well as delicious home-made meals and snacks. Edinburgh Woollen Mill centres are more than just shops!
Castles, gardens, houses, museums to visit in Scotland and places to eat and to shop.