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Vane Farm Nature Centre

An RSPB reserve with several hides along the shore of Loch Leven and woodland walks on the hill above the centre.

There's a shop downstairs and a quiet cafe above with telescopes by the windows to look at the wildlife on the shore and the Loch. Good coffee and unusually good cafe food. The chef has removed speakers and has resisted attempts to introduce background music.

A good place to stop off for rest and refreshment on the drive north to Perth and the Highlands.

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Vane Farm Nature Centre By Loch Leven
KY13 9LX Near Kinross, Perth & Kinross
UK
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The Secret Herb Garden

A lovely place to visit just south of Edinburgh. Have coffee and cake in a large greenhouse full of growing things, or in various other corners. It's a nursery garden for herbs, full of interesting nooks and crannies. They also host weddings and other occasions. See their website secretherbgarden.co.uk

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32A Old Pentland Rd Lothianburn
EH10 7EA Edinburgh
UK
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The Good Hotel Guide

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50 Addison Avenue
W11 4QP London
GB
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Filmhouse Cafe/Bar, Edinburgh

A quiet relaxed place to be in the daytime, with very low levels of music playing and none atall if you're lucky. Even lunchtimes have a quiet atmosphere even though the Fimhouse is only a couple of hundred yards from Edinburgh's West End. In the evening it gets much busier and noisier with music turned up.

Main meals £5/£7 from 3pm to 5pm.

Hot and cold food available until 10pm every day. Friendly staff.
''Eleven draught beers, five real ales, twelve wines by the glass, loads of bottled beers and over thirty malt whiskies''

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88 Lothian Road 0131 229 5932
EH3 9BZ Edinburgh
GB
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