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Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre

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Address: Dunsdale Road, Selkirk TD7 5DZ, Scotland
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+44 1750 726100
09:00 - 17:00
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Lochcarron Visitor Centre, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, offers our...

Lochcarron Visitor Centre, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, offers our famous mill tours where you see all aspects of tartan production, then peruse our Visitor Centre and shop for knitwear, tartan and our fabulous accessories as well as taking a look at our lovely gift shop - Our newly expanded coffee shop offers Starbucks coffee, home made cakes, scones and light lunches! Well worth a visit!

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Went here with a friend who lives in the Borders, great selection of Scottish goods well laid out but my partner was more than happy with her purchase of 2 all weather macs in the... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Simon R
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Shotts, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw it online when looking for specific tartan tie, phoned and ordered it. Rather than have it sent out, my wife & I went down to Selkirk by car. Very impressed by the premises ,the warm& friendly welcome by all the staff,and the snacks available in the cafe.. Beautifully set out displays of the tartans ,,clothing ,and Highland dress outfits... More 

1 Thank Lamont213
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137 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went here with a friend who lives in the Borders, great selection of Scottish goods well laid out but my partner was more than happy with her purchase of 2 all weather macs in the reduced section. It is well worth a visit, ideal for early Christmas present shopping.

1 Thank Simon R
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186 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped off to see if I could find a tartan tie for a Christmas present. Got a lovely cashmere jacket for me instead (in the sale, even better). Lots of lovely quality Scottish knitwear, tweeds and tartan. Some rather expensive, but some bargains too. Helpful staff and a small cafe with home-style baking. Worth the stop

1 Thank SuzieS57
North Carolina
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took a tour of the "factory". So interesting! Saw how various tartans are woven. Learned a little about the process. I am a bit obsessed with fabric, so this appealed to me. The shop was fun; they also have a 'seconds' shop, as well.

Thank rachelh486
New York, USA
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We took a side trip from Edinburgh, on the way to Stirling. We ate soups while we waited for the tour at 1:30pm. A large group was arriving for the same tour, and the manager took pity on us and arranged a tour just for the 4 of us. The tour was an hour long, and was very educational for... More 

Thank Lisa G
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had an excellent outing with a coffee break first before taking the Mill Tour which is a working mill. The coffee shop and staff were excellent and served us quickly with a good choice of cake,scones,etc The tour was very good with the Headsets which were needed to hear the guide over the noise of the machinery.

Thank William4dogs
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Stopped here for a quick coffee and decided to have a sandwich too. Good selection to choose from. Lady asked if we would like them plated up with salad, crisps or tortillas. Everything was fresh and brought to our table. Good food, reasonably priced and good service.We would stop here again if passing through Selkirk.

Thank Gingganggoolie
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We visited the Lochcarron visitor centre to buy some gifts. The lovely smell of Starbucks coffee and the tempting range of delicious cakes on offer, we were lucky to claim the last table and enjoyed the food and it was excellent value. Next time when in the Scottish Borders will try and fit a tour of the mill.

Thank maureenb464
Devon, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I cannot comment on the coffee shop and the main shop seemed much the same as many other typical Scottish tourist traps - but the tour was most interesting.

Thank Jude_18a
Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Webt in looking for a tartan tie, of which they had hundreds, bought my tie & other bits of clothing, addictive. The staff are very helpful & friendly. Large range of clothing.

Thank Neil T

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