EDINBURGH WOOLLEN MILL VISITOR CENTRES
Travel and Tourism in the UK is looking forward to a busy 2012 - and The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is delighted to be a major part of this enterprise. Already well established as a UK-wide retailer of fashion and traditional looks for men and women - the Company also boasts an impressive portfolio of tourist attractions throughout the Country. As part of the "Simply the Best" tourist initiative, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill blazes a trail from Trerulefoot in the South East corner of England to the most northern point of the British mainland at John O'Groats. Highlights along the trail are the Scottish Deer Centre at Cupar - with nine species of deer, scenic pathways, treetop walkways, as well as a Highland Smokehouse selling a delicious range of smoked kippers, trout and salmon. The Scottish Wool Centre at Aberfoyle offers spinning and weaving demonstrations and visitors are daily treated to an amazing performance by the famous 'sheepducks' - a team of canny collies who specialise in 'duck round-ups'. History enthusiasts will enjoy a day at Moffat Mill - a leading 'speciality shop' stocking the largest selection of tweeds, tartans and knitwear in Scotland, where visitors can watch weavers working on traditional Hattersley looms while they shop. And still in keeping with tradition, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill operate Clan and Tartan Centres, rich in the history of Scottish Clan history where individual Clan certificates can be printed and purchased.
For a true taste of Scotland, enjoy a free whisky tasting in 'The Spirit of Scotland Whisky Shops' dedicated to the art of true Malt Whisky and stocking over 150 top brands, some of which are not available outside Scotland. And continuing the party spirit, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill host a range of special 'Scottish Events' at Leith Mills in Edinburgh and selected locations, which can be booked exclusively and tailor-made to visitor itineraries. Apart from their spectacular locations and amazing attractions, every Centre is packed with a range of clothing, knitwear, specialist golf shops, gifts and foods, as well as delicious home-made meals and snacks available in all outlets. Great entertainment and great shopping for everyone at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Visitor Centres - I am delighted to be part of "Simply the Best"!
For shopping for super woollens and tweeds, for coffees and afternoon teas and for meals, OR for just relaxing! Edinburgh Woollen Mills are open every day of the year.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill Centres are the places to go when you want to browse and shop and relax with a cup of coffee or a delicious afternoon tea special. Already well established as a retailer of fashion and traditional wear for men and women, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, known as Simply The Best, has several excellent visitor centres in Scotland which inclue a shop for woollens, tweeds and tartans, and also a restaurant. Some have a whisky shop or weavers at work so you can stand and watch and admire their skill.
Tea for Two - or three or four! Whatever the number in your family, you can get an excellent afternoon tea in an Edinburgh Woollen Mill visitor centre for just £12.00 for two people.. Too tempting, especially when you've had a busy day!
Simply the Best centres can be found in several towns, from Jedburgh in the Borders to John o‘ Groats, on the north coast.. Highlights along the way are the Scottish Deer Centre at Cupar, with fourteen species of deer, scenic pathways, and a Highland Smokehouse where you can buy smoked kippers, trout and salmon.
Then there is the Scottish Wool Centre at Aberfoyle in the Trossachs with their famous "sheepducks" - a small flock of ducks, expertly rounded up by a team of collies; fun to watch and to admire the wizardry of the dogs. History enthusiasts will enjoy a day at the Moffat Mill in the Borders, a leading speciality shop with a huge selecton of tweeds, tartans and knitwear, and an exhibition area with traditional Hattersley looms.
A must on your visit to Scotland is a visit to the Trossachs Woollen Mill at Kilmahog, near Callendar. There are a couple of Highland cattle here - Hamish Dhu and Honey, both quite tame; if you are in the area, make sure that you stop by to say hello, take selfies and enjoy an afternoon tea!
For a true taste of Scotland, enjoy a free whisky-tasting in the Spirit of Scotlad Whisky Shops which are dedicated to the craft of distilling malt whisky and which stock over 150 top brands, some available only in Scotland. There is a range of special Scottish events at the Shopping Outlet at Leith Mills in Edinburgh and at other locations, where tastings can be booked exclusively for you and tailor-made to your itinerary.
For your first - or last visit - in Scotland, stop off in the lovely Borders' town of Jedburgh, where you can stock up on
woollies for your visit or buy gifts for the folks at home. If you are travelling up te west route from England, it's a short trip from the M6 to the town of Moffat, where you will find one of our best stores in Scotland.
Weavers at Work: It's fascinating to watch craftsmen at work and you can do this in the Simply the Best store in Inverness and at Spean Bridge near Fort William.
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill hampers are more than just for Christmas! They are also an ideal gift for a friend's birthday, for a thank-you or for a treat for yourself. Buy a ready-made hamper or put one together yourself by choosing items in the store (not just food, but also clothes and whisky) so you ensure that you match the goodies to the person you want to treat. The store will gift-wrap the hamper and deliver it if you wish. Prices for a ready-made hamper start from £15.00. Visit any of our stores.throughout Britain or visit www.simplythebestdestinations.co.uk
For afternoon tea and for lunch, our restaurants offer the finest of Scottish food. Take time out from a busy day, for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. All our centres with catering facilities offer the excellent PURA speciality coffee and we have our Tea for Two available all day, very popular with our visitors, with a delicious selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes - only £12.00 for two people, so why treat a friend. Look out also for our special meal-deals e.g.we have main meals' specials every day for £5.50. We also have specials for children.
Apart from their spectacular locations and amazing attractions, every Centre is packed with a range of clothing, knitwear, specialist whisky shops, gifts and food, as well as delicious home-made meals and snacks.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill centres are more than just shops!
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