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Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UQ, Scotland
+44 1835 830306
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Fab

Kids love it Park is good fun Walk is good fun They need to cover their sand pit as regularly... read more

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Arlene1990
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Great Lunc

We had a nice lunch here on our bike ride along the 4 Abbeys route. There are several nice artisan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
reisenoft
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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!
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“craft shops” (19 reviews)
“ice cream” (20 reviews)
“play area” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UQ, Scotland
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+44 1835 830306
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"cake"
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"great for kids"
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"great place for families"
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"play ground"
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"small cafe"
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"wee shops"
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"lovely cafe"
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"great gift shop"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Kids love it Park is good fun Walk is good fun They need to cover their sand pit as regularly cat poo init have to avoid kids going into it but all in all a good place and regualrl have events on

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch here on our bike ride along the 4 Abbeys route. There are several nice artisan shops in the same complex.

Thank reisenoft
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Michael_S319810, Manager at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi reisenoft, Thank you very much for visiting Harestanes and taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch at our newly refurbished Café and hope that we can welcome you back sometime, soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family love this place. The kids can run around and explore, whilst walking, and getting fresh air. Lots of great trees and photo ops. Cafe ok but decided not to use it as there was a horrid smell which put us off. Great kids...More

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Michael_S319810, Manager at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - great to hear you enjoy what Harestanes has to offer! You happened to visit on the day that one of our Café Specials, the Borders Salted Mutton was being prepared. As you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Harestanes has many sides: Craft centre with individual units where you can buy one off items. Many different walks to undertake Best of all the cafe: great food where you can sit inside or out in the courtyard. Free to visit the centre and plenty...More

Thank maggie1966
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Michael_S319810, Manager at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Maggie, Thank you very much for visiting Harestanes and for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed all the different things Harestanes has to offer and look forward to welcoming you back to Harestanes in the future!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I and our 2 border collies visited the centre a couple of times during our weeks stay in Jedburgh. The staff at the Visitor Centre and in the accompanying studios were everso friendly - typical of what you get from Scots. There...More

Thank RobertRRuncorn
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Michael_S319810, Manager at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Robert, Thank you very much for visiting Harestanes and for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed all the different things Harestanes has to offer and I will certainly pass on your lovely comments to all the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot best used as a walking base , although we had a really lovely scone etc from Mary’s dairy!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I first visited this place a long time ago when it had first opened. It's great to see it becoming really established as a visitor centre in the Borders region. Just off the A68 main Road , it has a lovely cafe downstairs with a...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The craft centre was interesting to look around and Mary's Dairy was fab. There was only one table inside to sit at so we stood and ate our ice creams in the shop/dairy whilst chatting to Mary. We admired all the chocolates and other edible...More

1  Thank bouncingbear
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

we visited twice and enjoyed both times Mary's dairy is defiantly worth a visit after a look around well worth paying a visit

1  Thank Guy M
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Too early in the season for most of the crafts but recommend "Mary's dairy" A very small cafe - only one table for 2 inside and with outside seating but crammed with delicious homemade goodies and homemade ice cream. it was beautifully decorated for Easter...More

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Response from Jacki B | Reviewed this property |
There are many walks around the estate which are great for dogs. There are tables outside the café so your dog can sit with you whilst you have a smack. Enjoy your visit.
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