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Absolutely delighted to have been been given the GOLD Green Tourism Award!  We try really hard to mitigate the effect our business has on the environment, so this makes all the hard work worthwhile! #greentourism   #lanark   #bedandbreakfast  
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Countdown to Summer Opening at Scotland's Castles
It is now only 8 Days until the Castles and Stately Homes of Scotland reopen for the summer or extend their hours for those long days.  We are featuring today Bothwell Castle in Hamilton (20 mins north), Carlisle Castle (1 hour south) and Hopetoun House (1 hour north west).  These are all very different as Carlisle Castle is the last castle on the England/Scotland border, Bothwell Castle has changed hands more times than a library book and Hopetoun House is one of the largest and most magnificent  houses in Scotland.  Obviosuly there are other castles on the way to all of these.

Bothwell Castle 1st April 30th September 0930 - 1730 £4.50 http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertyoverview.htm?PropID=PL_037

Holyrood House 1st April 31st October 0930 - 1800 £11.60 http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/palace-of-holyroodhouse

28th March 30th September 10.00 - 1800 £6.00 http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/carlisle-castle/
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Only 13 days until Scotlands castles are open and our castle today is Traquair. Located just a few miles from Peebles, #traquair   is a Medieval fortified manse and retains many of it's medieval features thanks to the mixed fortunes of its inhabitants.  You get to see a LOT of rooms and compared to some larger, more expensive catles, this one feels more authentic and definitely better value.  In the summer there are lots of outdoor events,  including jousting at a Medieval Fayre and this year the Traquair Fair whose theme is 1960s Americana.  Family names of Douglas, Stewart or Maxwell are all connected to Traquair. Traquair is only 45 minutes from +Craigend Bed and Breakfast and you can also visit the popular market town of Peebles. #catlecountdown  
Open 3rd April 31st October 1100 - 1700 £8.60 http://www.traquair.co.uk/
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CASTLE COUNTDOWN - 15 DAYS TO SUMMER OPENING
You'll have seen todays castle on our page before as it really is a big hitter. Set atop a dramatic cliff, overlooking the sea, with smugglers caves beneath and Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran in the distance...the location cannot be beaten. And that's before you get to the imposing castle, the canons, the gardens, the country park, the deer, the swans. Culzean really does have it all and it will take a whole day to do it justice. It is the most expensive castle to visit in Scotland , but it is a National Trust Property so remember to bring your NT Membership, even if you are from Australia, Canada etc who have recipricol arrangements so you can get in for free
Culzean Castle 28th March - 27th October 1030 - 1700 £15.50 http://www.nts.org.uk/…/Culzean-Castle-and-C…/Opening-times/
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So it is now only 17 days until the #castles  and #palaces  of Scotland reopen for the summer.  Todays property has really played its part in Scottish history....Scone Palace (pronounced Scoon).  Scone sits on the site of a former  Augustine Priory, and right back to the first King of Scotland,  Kenneth MacAlpine, it has been the crowning place of Scottish Monarchs...all 38 of them. Many people have heard of the Sone of Destiny (now at Edinburgh Castle), but it was originally called the Stone of Scone, that the Monarch's had to be crowned upon.   #sconepalace  is now home to the  Murrays of Scone, and has been open to the public for many years.  The palace hosts Games Fairs, Vintage Car rallys and  Antique Fairs in a stunning setting.  The Palace itself if full of fabulous works of art and furniture and historical artifacts which bear testament to its place in history. As well as the gardens there are a must see with a fabulous maze and White peacocks roaming free.   Definitely worth the drive through the Perthshire countryside and you can do Stirling Castle on the way there or back!

1st April 31st October 0930 - 1745 £10.50 http://scone-palace.co.uk/
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CASTLE COUNTDOWN - 19 DAYS TO SUMMER OPENING
Linlithgow Palace is todays castle and whilst it is open all year, hours are extended in the Summer so you have even more time to enjoy it and its beautiful setting.   #linlithgowpalace   was the seat of Royal power for almost 200 years.  Mary Queen of Scots and James VI were both born here.  The palace was known as a pleasure palace in its heyday and whilst now it is mostly ruined it is still playing a role among the fashionable recently hosting a Chanel fashion show and other glamourous events.  In the summer there is also jousting!
Linlithgow Palace 1st April - 30th September 0930 - 1730 £5.50 http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/…/propertyresults/prope…
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Our elderly Spring Spaniel swimming again thanks to his new Baltic Pet Buoyancy Aid 
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Just changed my page layout (thanks to help from the +Plus Your Business! community) and noticed there had not been a breakfast pictures for a while....so here is a full Scottish Breakfast with Haggis Slice!  Enjoy!
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2 castles today as it was too busy to find the time yesterday to post one! You will probably recognise these two as they are the most well known and most visited castles in Scotland....Edinburgh and Stirling.  Both castles are open all year, but their hours are extended in the summer which means you have more time to squeeze in more castles! #castlecountdown  11 days to go

Stirling Castle 1st April 30th September 0930 - 1800 £14.00 http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyoverview?PropID=PL_275
Edinburgh Castle 1st April 30th September 0930 - 1800 £16.50 http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/
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CASTLE COUNTDOWN - 14 DAYS TO SUMMER OPENING
I love todays castle as it is the only one with an actual moat and a drawbridge style entrance! A proper castle! Caerlaverock Castle was built in the 13th Century by the Maxwells and lies in Dumfries amid a country park. Aside from it's dramatic architecture, Caerlaverock is famous for having withstood one of the biggest seiges when King Edward 1 sent 87 Knights, 3000 soilders and a massive trebuchet called 'Warwolf' to sieze it....the castle was being defended by just 66 men! 
1st April 30th September 0930 - 1730 £5.50 http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/p…/propertyoverview.htm…
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Todays castle on our #castlecountdown   is probably the most famous castle in Scotoand you don't know the name of!  Doune Castle has featured in some of our best loved TV series and films...Game of Thrones, Outlander, Monty Pythons The Holy Grail, Elizabeth Taylors Ivanhoe...it really is the 'go to' castle when you need a 'proper' castle for your scene!   #dounecastle  is located just 5 miles from Stirling Castle so you can easily do both on a day out....just remember to come dressed up as your favourite #outlander   or Holy Grail character....in fact, once a year you can attend the 'Holy Grail' day!
Open all year but extended hours start 1st April - 30th September 9.30pm - 5.30pm £5.50 http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/…/propertyresults/prope…
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CASTLE COUNTDOWN - 18 DAYS TO SUMMER OPENING
Craignethan Castle is the closest castle to +Craigend Bed and Breakfast  being only 15 minutes away by car.   #craignethancastle was the last fortified stronghold to be built in Scotland....after this all castles were just for status and a show of power.   The castle has associations with historical Scottish characters having provided shelter to Mary Queen of Scots, hosted the wedding of Jame V's daughter and been the inspiration to Sir Walter Scotts novel, Old Mortality.

Craignethan Castle 1st April - 30th September 0930 - 1730 £3.60 http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyoverview…
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Craigend Cottage Westoun, Near Coalburn Lanark, South Lanarkshire ML11 0NH, United Kingdom
Craigend Cottage, Westoun, Near CoalburnGBSouth LanarkshireLanarkML11 0NH
+44 1555 820898craigendbandb.co.uk
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4 star GOLD B&B and The Roost Self Catering Studio located in idyllic Lanarkshire countryside in the centre of Scotland. Close to Lanark, Douglas and Lesmahagow and an ideal base for touring Central and Southern Scotland whilst visiting Castles, countryside, museums and so much more. Visit our website www.craigendbandb.co.uk for more information on what you can do whilst staying with us.

3 Modern, comfortable En Suite Rooms with large beds or twins. Free Wifi throughout

Craigend B&B is Trip Advisors highest rated B&B in South Lanarkshire and Lanark, a member of  'Scotland's Best B&Bs' and a winner of the Visit Scotland 'Taste Our Best' award

As well as being ideal for touring central and southern Scotland, Craigend is one of the only B&Bs to service the nearby villages of Lesmahagow, Coalburn, Douglas, Glespin, Glenbuck, Galawhistle, Glentaggart, Cumberhead, Hagshaw Hill, Nutberry Hill.









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charles lassman
4 months ago
Jane Lee Logan said "What the world needs most from you is the thing you love to do". Being a guest of Heather's couldn't be more true. A truly fabulous place run by the most inspirational and beautiful lady. Thank you
Zach Tailor
11 months ago
Had a great time here. Comfortable accommodation in a wonderful location. Excellent service and outstanding food for breakfast. I loved it!
A Google User
4 years ago
The best for miles around
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Nilesh Tailor
11 months ago
Another fantastic time at Craigend and once again enjoying the great location, great weather, and great hospitality from our hosts Heather and John! We keep coming back and no sooner have we left we find ourselves wanting to book another return visit! There are so many great tourist attractions from this location that we are spoilt for choice.
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Lars Brand
a year ago
Visited so many B&B's & Hotels during the last years and Craigend doubtless achieves top 5. Had a wonderful (though too short) time there back in 2011 an will certainly be back soon, probably in 2014.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Lovely to see such wonderful feedback and we hope that we will indeed welcome you back to Craigend in 2014!!
Just purchased our second range of antique furniture from Hannies Antiques for our B&B. Always have a good selection of quality products and offer outstanding service and assistance. We will be back
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