Explore The Scottish Countryside
Relax With a Round of Golf
Events For All The Family
Scottish Cuisine

Local Information & Events

Muirhall Holiday Cottages are situated near a range of thriving border towns with easy access to Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres.  There are many local events and attractions that take place during the year including the Edinburgh International Festival which is a great day out for all the family.

Golf, fishing, walking and hiking, horse riding (riding school nearby), picnic sites, historical castles and attractions, shopping, restaurants, swimming pools, children’s play parks are all within easy reach.

Continue reading for further information on events & attractions in the Muirhall Holiday Cottage area.

Explore the Scottish Countryside
Edinburgh Castle

A Day out in Scotlands Capital City

Muirhall Holidays Cottages are located just 40 minutes outside Edinburgh allowing easy access to all the city centres entertainment, attractions and historical sites.

Edinburgh International Festival (Aug – Sep) : A truly worldwide event including the largest arts festival in the world as well as jazz, crafts, comedy, musicals and many more. The Daily Telegraph suggested ; ” Edinburgh in August is not just the most thrilling , beguiling preposterously enjoyable place on Earth; it is also wonderfully addictive.”

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Aug) : An annual series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands, and artistic performance teams on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in the capital of Scotland. The event is held each August as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

The Royal Highland Show (Jun) : Whether you’re from the city or countryside, a veteran showgoer or a first time visitor – The Royal Highland Show has something for everyone. The Royal Highland Centre sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/airport roundabout, one of the main routes to the city.

Hogmanay in Edinburgh (New Year) : Whichever city you decide to ‘Hogmanay’  in you’ll be in the middle of 100,000 revellers bringing in the New Year in one of the largest street parties in the world. Edinburgh is around 35-40 minutes by road or rail with numerous museums, historical monuments, castles and interesting things to do for everyone.

Fly Fishing Experience

Keith Anderson has more than 35 years experience of fly fishing and an extensive knowledge of the many famous lochs and reservoirs throughout the country. Enjoy a day’s fishing with Keith at a venue of your choice, where you will benefit from his guidance and direction, enbaling you to make the most of your day in the water.

The Central Belt of Scotland contains an abundance of still water fly fishing on its many lochs and hill reservoirs. Experience the thrill of fishing in various venues including:

Keith Anderson Fly Fishing

Linlithgow Loch: 110 acre loch set against the backdrop of the historical Linlithgow Palace, fishing from bank or boat for Rainbow Trout.

Lake of Menteith: Scotland’s premier water situated within the stunningly beautiful Trossach Hills. Boat fishing for both Rainbow and Brown Trout.

Loch Leven: Boat fishing for its world famous unique strain of wild Brown Trout.

Harlaw Reservoir: A hill reservoir situated within the Pentland Hills of Edinburgh. Bank angling for Rainbow Trout.

Hreipmuir Reservoir: The sister reservoir to Harlaw, within the Pentland Hills. Enjoy the thrill of fishing for natural wild Brown Trout.

Many more venues available on request.

Keith Anderson Fly Fishing Experience includes: Transport to and from the chosen venue, provision of top class fishing rods & equipment (clothing not included), provision of watercraft, outboard motors and boat seats, full insurance cover, guidance fishy tales & fishlore. Prices cost from £110 per day inc.

Contact Keith:

Email: jocelyn@dechmont11.fsnet.co.uk
Tel: 01506 811609
Mob: 07786 573542

Relax with a round of golf at Lanark Golf Course

Relax with a few rounds of Golf

A wonderful golfing experience awaits you at Lanark, the 25th oldest golf club in the world. The moorland course is one of Scotland’s finest and the clubhouse facilities have recently been upgraded to a high standard. There is a well-stocked professional’s shop, practice area and an interesting little 9-hole course. The resident Chef is very well regarded for outstanding catering.

Email: admin@lanarkgolfclub.co.uk
Tel: 01555 663219

Historical Towns & Sites

Biggar is a thriving border town, with 3 museums, puppet theatre, boating pond, and a public park which has a golf course, tennis courts, and putting green. There are Italian, Chinese, Indian and traditional restaurants with various events taking place throughout the year to celebrate the history and culture of Scotland.

Biggar Gala Day (Jun) : This is the day every summer when a Fleming Queen is crowned in Biggar. The “reign” of the Fleming Queen during Gala Week is an historic tradition in Biggar. Ever since Mary Queen of Scots named Mary Fleming (her cousin and lady-in-waiting) “Queen for a Day” in 1563, a local girl has been selected to be the Fleming Queen. The Fleming Queen is crowned outside the municipal hall at 11.am. A parade of decorated lorries in the morning and an afternoon of fun for the children is finished off with dancing in the street in the evening.

Biggar Burn as it pases the main street
The Falkirk Wheel

Biggar Vintage Vehicle Rally (Aug) : The Biggar show field is the venue for the annual vintage car rally run by the Biggar Albion Foundation. An amazing collection of Albion Lorries, vintage cars, vans, buses and tractors with enthusiasts coming from all over the country.

New Lanark World Heritage : Site is located nearby on the River Clyde and dates from 1785. It was originally built to mill cotton and has recently been lovingly and painstakingly restored to its former glory.With its variety of shops it shows how cotton was milled and woven and how life was in those times.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve : The Falls of Clyde is the collective name of four linn on the River Clyde near New Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Falls of Clyde comprise the upper falls of Bonnington Linn, Corra Linn, Dundaff Linn, and the lower falls of Stonebyres Linn. Corra Linn is the highest, with a fall of 84 feet.

Strathclyde Country Park : Located 30 minutes away in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The park covers some 4 km², centred on the artificial Strathclyde Loch. It is located next to the River Clyde between Hamilton and Motherwell.  The park features family activities including: Theme park, aqua sports, exotic wildlife center (amazonia), childrens play parks, picnics areas, bbq areas and exclusive events.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve

Mountain Biking in the Scottish Borders

Less than an hour away is home to some of the best mountain bike facilities in the UK. Glentress in Peebles and nearby Innerleithen are part of the famous 7stanes trails, suitable for all ages and abilities.

Glentress Mountain Bike Trails.

7stanes Mountain Bike Trails.

Innerleithen Mountain Bike Trails.

With other local attractions to fill your day, the Scottish Borders offers great enjoyment, whatever your interest.

Innerleithen Mountain Bike Trails
A Taste of Scottish Cuisine

Scottish Cuisine

To say that food and drink is at the very heart of Scotland would be an understatement – it is the essence of our culture.

Scotland’s stunning landscapes are more than just scenery – its coast and countryside are where our high-quality produce is reared, gathered and grown.

From Aberdeen Angus steak to fresh Scottish Salmon or scallops, washed down with a local craft beer and followed by an artisan gin, or perhaps a dram of whisky. Whether you prefer to eat out or buy something to prepare once back at Muirhall, your choice will be limited only by your imagination!

More Activities, Entertainment & Events

“These are just a few of our own favourites things to do. For more, or to go further afield, the Visit Scotland website is excellent.”

Visit Scotland Website.

Trip Advisor Scottish Attractions.

20 Attractions to Visit in Scotland.

Scotland Welcomes You Attractions.

The Kelpies Falkirk