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Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UQ, Scotland
+44 1835 830306
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A mixed bag in a good way

Beautifully situated in the Border countryside, Harestanes seems to offer a little bit of a lot of... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Jim D
Durban, South Africa
Walking St. Cuthberts Way

This is the end of one of the days doing St Cuthberts Way. The Café served a much needed cuppa. Our... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Skipton, United Kingdom
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Set in beautiful countryside and with a great outdoor play park, there’s plenty to do at Harestanes, whatever the weather. Discover for yourself why Harestanes is one of the Scottish Borders' best-loved attractions!
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“craft shops” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“play area” (10 reviews)
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Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UQ, Scotland
+44 1835 830306
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Beautifully situated in the Border countryside, Harestanes seems to offer a little bit of a lot of things. There's a really nice kid's play area. When we were there there was a mildly interesting display on hedgehogs. We visited the glass workshop where there are...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is the end of one of the days doing St Cuthberts Way. The Café served a much needed cuppa. Our accommodation was in Jedburgh and as such the front desk girls kindly organised a taxi for us. So polite and helpful. Having contacted them...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for everyone. We took out children ranging from 13 years to 3!!!! Something for everyone.

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Overall was not bad but not much to do apart from gift shops and the such. Really nice children's play park though .so would suit young families. Was not badMore

Michael_S319810, Manager at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear Jim, Thanks for posting a review on TripAdvisor. I see that you visited Harestanes recently. The visitor centre and play park are closed over winter and open for the new season on 1 April. Some of the neighbouring independent businesses are open all year....More

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here today for a break and had a nice cup of tea at Mary's Dairy. Really nice setting and lovely courtyard to sit, relax and watch world go by! Thank you

Reviewed 19 February 2017

The kids and other family members regularly go there and everytime they enjoy the walks the play ground the cafe and the Ice cream.. a great day out......

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for families. There is free parking and done great little walks for kids. There is a nice place to eat, free parking, and a shop which sells some great home made items. For kids the best bit is the play...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

We simply love this place to go to for a walk. Its dog friendly, has a good kids play area, and a decent cup of tea in the cafe! There are various walks you can do which cater for everyone. t this time of year...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We dropped in while here on holiday with our 5yr old who is gluten, wheat and dairy free. I am wheat, dairy and soya free. After taking packed lunch with us all week we decided to see what we could get out and about. Well...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Kids had a lovely time playing outside. The park is great with a lot to do. Lovely walking area and sandpit. There is a really nice traditional indoor play area, with puzzles and wooden toys etc. The cafe and surronding shops are fantastic also

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