This is one of the better and more interesting traditional crafts showcases available. Once inside the Weaver's Cottage, you ... More
Tartan Weaving Mill
This is one of the better and more interesting traditional crafts showcases available. Once inside the Weaver's Cottage, you can try your hand at weaving Scotland's national textile. The exhibition tells the story of the cloth from sheep to kilt and you can see the powerful working mill in action. Learn about the history of this emblematic Scottish textile and its oldest example, the Falkirk Tartan that dates from 250AD. Afterwards, there is the chance to get kilted-up in the colourful Tartan Shop. Admission: adult £4; concessions £3; children £2; family ticket £8.
I've been to this "attraction" three times over the years of traveling to Edinburgh. Each time has been charming. Be sure and check out the "ends" of wools that are in a bin in the bottom floor near the looms. We found some marvelous items at a great price. The looms are exciting to see in operation and such a friendly staff! This is a must see.
The Woolen stuff was ok, but the best thing about this place is the photo station where you get to dress up like old time Scots! It is so much fun. We used ours for our family Christmas card that year. The boys don't mind the kilts because they get to hold big swords.
Just by chance we came upon the Tartan Weaving Mill after a visit to Edinburgh Castle. I will always be very glad that we decided to stop in. It was fascinating to see, as well as hear, the clattering weaving machines at work. You can learn some of the history of the tartan and exactly how it is made. And if it suits you, you can even try a kilt on! There are many many choices of beautiful scarves and kilts for purchase there. I purchased two wonderful scarves at the time of my visit, and am currently enjoying wearing them through our cold New York winter. They are treasures of Edinburgh that I will cherish for many years. The weaving mill is a fun and educational place to visit and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Edinburgh. Enjoy!!!
A trip to the Edinburgh Woollen Mill is just what you need to protect you from the often harsh Scottish
climate. Arm yourself with one of their snug woolly jumpers or shawls and prepare for the inevitable onslaught of ...
The City Art Centre began life in the late 1800s as the offices of The Scotsman newspaper. In 1979 it
was converted into a gallery and today makes a fantastic educational trip for both adults and kids. From Star ...
This center is easy to find and offers a comprehensive ticketing service for major theaters, Scottish evenings, walking tours, coach
tours, coach travel and entry passes. There's a handy Bureau de Change on site so you can change your ...