Scotland's Hidden Gems?

Scotland's Hidden Gems?

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Mr Trophy

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6,785 posts

170 months

Sunday 1st September 2013
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Hi All,

This thread might completely fall on it's arse, however, I thought it would be a good idea to perhaps have a thread that we can all "bounce" off either other and share some experiences of restaurants, roads, shops, bars etc.

With tourism growing each year, I think it would be good to have a thread for places or things you have been to in the past but perhaps other PH'er haven't heard of. For example, there is a cafe in Dalkeith, that does the best bacon roll and chips I've ever had! hehe

Hopefully a kind Moderator can sticky this for us and we can share our wee hidden gems with one another!

So, over to you!

Clivew

347 posts

142 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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The Fennel Restaurant, Inverurie's V8 Breakfast is phenominal. http://www.fennelrestaurant.co.uk/V8-Breakfast.htm...

istoo

2,365 posts

169 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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The Bay - fish and chip shop in Stonehaven,beside the open air pool. Langoustine and chips last week.

Oystercatcher Restaurant - Portmahomack. Well off the beaten track but the food is brilliant.

scotty_d

6,795 posts

161 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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On the fish and chips theme. The wee hurrie in Troon gets my vote right in the harbour, there monk fish is amazing.

kmm

1,777 posts

147 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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The best gym in Central region is definately Ship Shape Fitness Studio.

Don't eat fish & chips, but the milk bar just past Glen Village in Falkirk do some awesome ice cream, coffee and have a good wee play area. About 2 mins from my house and nice views as you are up the hill a bit.

If you like a bit of camping or caravaning, then Cobbleland beside Aberfoyle is great. Nice site and if you walk out the back of the site you have the forrest and the river forth.

MidnightXR6

786 posts

136 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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kmm said:
The best gym in Central region is definately Ship Shape Fitness Studio.

Don't eat fish & chips, but the milk bar just past Glen Village in Falkirk do some awesome ice cream, coffee and have a good wee play area. About 2 mins from my house and nice views as you are up the hill a bit.

If you like a bit of camping or caravaning, then Cobbleland beside Aberfoyle is great. Nice site and if you walk out the back of the site you have the forrest and the river forth.
Snap mate i pop dow the brae for the icecream from there.

I dont think they thought it would take off as much as it did.

GetCarter

27,732 posts

246 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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Most people stop at the Inn, but this is really good too... http://www.applecrossgarden.co.uk/

frag68

268 posts

111 months

Monday 2nd September 2013
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If ever in the south west of Scotland there are a lot of hidden gems serving local produce, but for chip shops, you can't beat Polar Bites in Kirkcudbright. Fresh scallops off the boats are a treat, as are their haddock suppers. Not the cheapest around but always queued out the door.

The roads around there are also great for hooning around in, especially the Queens Way from New Galloway to Newton Stewart

istoo

2,365 posts

169 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Haggis - Cockburns Butchers in Dingwall nothing matches them imho.

roads - applecross to torridon. Which is more epic, the road or the scenery? I settle on the latter, it will still be there years after the road is gone.



craig2003

1,202 posts

173 months

Tuesday 10th September 2013
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The Lochinver Larder does a great pie

http://www.lochinverlarder.co.uk/

Telomerase

164 posts

117 months

Wednesday 11th September 2013
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The ship inn Broughty Ferry, not that hidden but perfect for an early evening pint by the sea.

Johnny Cayman

44 posts

105 months

Friday 13th September 2013
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Kirkcaldy Art Gallery, just re-opened after a major refurb, the best small gallery in Scotland. Free entry.

The Anderson Hotel in Fortrose, great food and superb whisky bar.

The ruined harbour at Kingsbarns beach, Fife. Simply one of my favourite places.

drab

374 posts

119 months

Saturday 28th September 2013
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Not exactly hidden but not enough people know about this place in Aberdeen





dubbedupdaz

104 posts

94 months

Sunday 29th September 2013
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The delny ranch. Just up past invergordon and before tain. 5 minutes off the A9 and zero phone signal. Its a little off the beaten track but so worth it. Theres a dozen or so log cabins for hire and its a great break away.

Who me ?

7,288 posts

179 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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Mallaig - little fish shop next to the station . Good fresh fish and ( if he can get herring) one of the best kippers to come out of what was once one of the biggest herring ports in Scotland ---Jaffy's fish shop .
http://www.jaffys.co.uk/jaffys-shop/

istoo

2,365 posts

169 months

Sunday 6th October 2013
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dubbedupdaz said:
The delny ranch. Just up past invergordon and before tain. 5 minutes off the A9 and zero phone signal. Its a little off the beaten track but so worth it. Theres a dozen or so log cabins for hire and its a great break away.
jeez i havent been there for a long long time. wasnt mobile phones then smile

istoo

2,365 posts

169 months

Sunday 6th October 2013
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drab said:
Not exactly hidden but not enough people know about this place in Aberdeen

http://www.lagourmandise.co.uk/
this place?

ian2144

1,618 posts

189 months

Friday 18th October 2013
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The Fjord Inn in Fisherford is spot on, if you like your food and don't mind the 70's decor.
You will need to book if you want to go on the weekend.

http://www.thefjordinn.co.uk/index.html

delboy735

1,656 posts

169 months

Friday 25th October 2013
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craig2003 said:
The Lochinver Larder does a great pie

http://www.lochinverlarder.co.uk/
If its a little too far to drive, you can order on line as well !!!
Gets my vote for great pies....and I'm in North Yorkshire.....I have been there though smile

niccis dad

181 posts

113 months

Monday 18th November 2013
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A couple in Angus. Glen Clova Hotel. Tucked away up near the end of Glen Clova, er, road for the last few miles definitely NOT for hooning. But, great food, locally sourced specially the Lamb. Then there's the Venison!! Real ale on tap, accomodation available.
Anchor Hotel in Gourdon. Beautifully presented fresh sea food (seasonable) laid back, informal, basically a pub with food (to die for) Again, great range of real Ales. lick