A Mansion Houses in Edinburgh and Lothians
Walled garden with a delightful collection of old-fasioned roses and fine herbaceous borders. Also houses the National Bonsai Collection for Scotland. A particular feature of the garden is the four 400 year old clipped yew trees. Opening Times: All year, daily 10-6 or dusk if earlier. Malleny Garden is in Balerno, west of Edinburgh.
Bus: Lothian Buses (No 44) from Edinburgh city centre; First Edinburgh (Nos 44/66); buses run every 10 to 15 minutes daily. The bus stop is at the property entrance. Admission Prices: Adult Â£3, Family Â£8, 1 Parent Â£6 ,Concs Â£2
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Edinburgh and Lothians
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.