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Stirling and St. Andrews
Craigton and Leuchars

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Craigton Country ParkParks, Walks, etc Craigton Country Park Definitely a good place to take the kids - boating around the Dutch village, travelling the miniature railway, crazy golf etc. Visit the aviaries and petsí corner. Wildlife and specimen trees abound - see if you can spot the bats darting past at dusk or the Red Admiral butterflies in the autumn. 01334 473666. Travel further to the Peat Inn Restaurant, famous for its creative Scottish dishes and exceptional wine list - rooms too if you canít bear to leave. 01334 840206. On the way out to Cupar try the Dairsie Inn at Dairsie with local reputation for good pub food 01334 870273.

Parks, Walks, etc Botanic Garden This is a real treat for garden lovers. Open all year. Rhododendrons abound, as do Meconopses and Primulas. Look out for the cacti in the greenhouses. Interesting Peat and Rock gardens near the pool 01334 477178.

Museum and Kinburn ParkHistoric Museum and Kinburn Park More history of this ancient burgh at the museum located in leafy road heading towards Craigton 01334 462190, discover the peace and tranquillity of Kinburn Park, with its tennis and bowling clubs. The University Sports Centre is just along the road for all manner of sports - some things only available during vacation time 01334 412690.

Turn along the A92, stop at Daliís at Guardbridge recently renovated fish and chip shop - good reputation. Pass the airfield but come back for spectacular Air show in September. Visit the Norman Church, one of the finest examples in Scotland. Get away from the crowds in St Andrews (although a lot of other people might have the same idea) at Tentsmuir Forest and Kinshaldy Beach. Parking among the trees, easily walk over the dunes to expansive clean white sandy beach or stroll along the wildlife trails in the woods. An ideal place to take your bike - miles of safe easily managed treks - great for beach parties and picnics - but remember to take the rubbish home. Two miles along the coast, seal sanctuary (Over 8,000) in the nature reserve off the point. Forest rides and treks from Kinshaldy Riding Stables 01334 838527. Try Clay target shooting at the Scottish Clay Shooting Centre, Craigie Farm, phone for times 01334 839218 or for golfers try the Scottish National Golf Centre with indoor and outdoor practice areas, a driving range as well as games, fitness suite and amazing shop 01382 549501.

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