Ready for the round-up
Tweeds and tartans galore
Hamish n' Heather
Weaver at work
Whisky treasure chest
Good food in pleasant surroundings
EDINBURGH WOOLLEN MILL
For shopping, for snacks and meals, and for relaxing! Edinburgh Woollen Mills are open every day of the year apart from Christmas. When you mind turns to Christmas, several of their centres have a Santa's grotto and Christmas menus (from 27 November-3 January). If you are looking for gifts, including special hampers, head for a Woollen Mill shop. Full details on their website. http://simplythebestdestinations.co.uk/
The 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 centre which encompass a shop for woollen and tweeds and tartans and a restaurant. Some centres have a whisky shop and weavers at work.
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!
The centres can be found at several places, 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, with spinning and weaving demonstrations and 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 selection of tweeds, tartans and knitwear in Scotland and weavers working on traditional looms. We also operate Clan and Tartan Centres, where you can find out more about your clan and have your own clan certificate.
A must on your visit to Scotland is a visit to the Trossachs Woollen Mill at Kilmahog, near Callendar. Hamish, the Highland bull, reached the grand old age of 21 on 30 March. He is a huge favourite with visitors and is probably the most photographed animal in Scotland. If you are in the area, make sure that you stop by to say hello - and do some shopping at the same time!
For a true taste of Scotland, enjoy a free whisky tasting in the Spirit of Scotland Whisky Shops dedicated to the art of true malt whisky and stocking over 150 top brands, some of which are available only in Scotland, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill host a range of special 'Scottish Events' at Leith Mills in Edinburgh and selected locations, which can be booked exclusively and tailor-made to visitor 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 lunch: our restaurants offer the finest in Scotland food, These are the ideal place to take time out from a busy day, whether for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Many of our centres offer Costa Coffee speciality coffee; and we have our Tea For Two, available all day, with a delicious selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes – at only £9.95; this is very popular with our visitors. Look out also for our special meal-deals e.g. two main meals for £10, and for our children’s specials.
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!
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