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What to do this weekend: 1-2 September

What to do this weekend: 1-2 September


Cowden Summer Festival

Cowden Garden near Dollar is celebrating the first year of being open to the public since 1955 with a Japanese Summer Festival. You can expect workshops, tours, Japanese Taiko drums, kimono displays and even a tea room. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite here. If you can't make this weekend, the garden is open until the end of October and you can check the exact opening times here.

First weekend of Doors Open Days

September is the month of Doors Open Days is Scotland and although the Edinburgh version is not until the end of the month, there is plenty on offer - making it the perfect excuse for a daytrip from the 'burgh. This weekend's participating regions include: Dumfries & Galloway, East Renfrewshire, Fife East, Inverness, West Lothian and West Dunbartonhire. Our pick is Hopetoun House in West Lothian open with free entry on Sunday - to get your free entry, booking on Eventbrite is essential with limited spots available.



 Waldorf Astoria Beijing Takeover

Travel to Beijing through your tastebuds. Edinburgh's Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian is hosting a special 8 course dinner at The Pompadour. Read more info here - advance booking recommended.



Belgrave Crescent Gardens

The private garden of Belgrave Crescent will be participating the Scotland's Gardens open day scheme for the first time - fingers crossed for sunshine. The opening time is between 2-5pm this Sunday and the admission fee will go towards charity. Enter through the East Gate.

Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival 2018 - Preview

Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival 2018 - Preview

What to do this weekend: 25-26 August

What to do this weekend: 25-26 August