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What to do this weekend: 8-9 September

What to do this weekend: 8-9 September

ALL WEEKEND

Second 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: Aberdeen, Angus, Ayrshire, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, Fife Central, Black Isle and Easter Ross, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. We are driving around Midlothian this Saturday and our picks are:

  • Arniston House, a beautiful Palladian mansion - entry by guided tour only on a first come basis between 11am and 3pm on Saturday.
  • Mavisbank House, another Palladian villa, but sadly in ruinous state. Advance booking is essential.
  • Penicuik House, can you guess I have a thing for Palladian villas? We previously visited the beautiful ruinous Penicuik House and its gorgeous grounds with @igersedinburgh and can highly recommend a trip here. They even have a lovely new café.
  • Vogrie House, a baronial style house in the heart of Vogrie Country Park. Advance booking is essential.

Good Brothers Wine Bar

A busy day of Doors Open Days is best combined with a relaxing evening in a wine bar. Good Brothers of Stockbridge is one of our favourite spots due to their excellent wine selection. They are launching a new cocktail menu from this Friday, so why not pop in this weekend - cheers!

Last month of the season at Jupiter Artland

If you are subscribed to the Art Fund newsletter, you might have spotted my recent article featured on their website, an itinerary of exploring modern art in Edinburgh. Jupiter Artland is one of the venues being showcased in the post, and with only a few weeks of the season remaining, you only have the month of September to visit this beautiful sculpture park before it closes its doors until May 2019.

Have a nice weekend!

What to do this weekend: 15-16 September

What to do this weekend: 15-16 September

Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival 2018 - Preview

Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival 2018 - Preview