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Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great place to go with kids!

We used to come here all the time when my son was small as the park was always great, good choice... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Melrose, United Kingdom
Give yourself enough time.

Fabulous walks,going over the cable bridge following St,Cuthberts Way,dog friendly and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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“craft shops”(21 reviews)
“sand pit”(7 reviews)
“play area”(11 reviews)
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!
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UQ, Scotland
+44 1835 830306
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All reviews craft shops sand pit play area games room st cuthberts way great place for families play ground cake small cafe wee shops lovely cafe excellent coffee great gift shop delicious homemade tea and coffee food shop tray bakes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous walks,going over the cable bridge following St,Cuthberts Way,dog friendly and beautiful scenery,free parking too.

Thank bikerjen
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had a very tasty lunch in the cafe - their smoked trout is delicious and a change from salmon more commonly offered. The beetroot pate with salad and bread was also delicious. There are some interesting craft shops to explore and a great walk...More

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Cafe visit for brunch, but despite being the only people in the cafe at time of ordering we did wait quite a while. Fair value for money on roll & tasty butchers sausages at £3.50. A bit of price hike to £5.00 for bacon and...More

Thank Lynn186505
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We checked reviews beforehand and the cafe was supposed to be dog friendly. Unfortunately it was only dog friendly outside in the courtyard and it was raining! This restricted us somewhat. We were hoping to find some dog walks also but these all seemed to...More

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We used to come here all the time when my son was small as the park was always great, good choice of walks and a decent cafe. He's now 11 and though he might have outgrown Harestanes, but I was pleasantly surprised when visiting with...More

Thank TheBorderers
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We visited today on our holidays with 2 young children aged 8 and 4. They played on the park which was ok but is lacking a few swings. We aware that the park is due for refurbishment soon which will enhance the existing equipment. After...More

Thank nikkiollie2010
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We have just been to Harestanes which the kids enjoyed the park but then went for lunch. Very expensive for what we received, kids not impressed. Toasties were £6 for a cheese one then was charged £1 extra for one piece of ham. Total rip...More

Thank shellshock2018
Michael_S319810, Manager at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thanks for posting a review. We refurbished our café over winter and launched with an exciting and new locally-sourced menu in the spring. While the feedback to date has been predominantly positive we are gathering all responses, including your own, and we will review our...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

After a walk round the ground and a visit to the play park. A visit to the local cafe for lunch. The cafe has outdoor as well as indoor seating. We opted for indoor seat mainly due to the wasps which are prevalent at this...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Relaxing, and interesting. The cafe is superb. The most tastiest sandwich ever. Well worth the cost. Do try.

Thank redjenrob
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We had an excellent coffee and a DELICIOUS fresh home made scone here to set us up for walking part of St Cuthbert's way. The service was rally good to. There are lots of shorter walks you can do from the centre.

Thank Gailoy
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Helen H
2 January 2018|
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Response from Joan mumsy j | Reviewed this property |
Yes its dog friendly