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The Hirsel Craft Centre is based on the beautiful Hirsel Estate in the village of Coldstream, Scottish Borders.

There are a number of craft units at the Homestead, including a potter, glass worker, and a textile worker, along with two excellent shops selling a variety of locally produced arts and crafts – providing a wonderful opportunity for buying that special gift with a difference.

The craft centre is open all year round but opening hours may vary at certain times of the year so phone ahead if making a special trip.

While at the Hirsel Estate why not enjoy the spectacular Borders countryside by taking one of the way marked walks. Afterwards, you can also enjoy much needed refreshment at The Hirsel Cottage tearoom.

There is also a museum which provides some historical background and show how people lived and worked at the Hirsel in the past, as well as discovering how different departments and operations affected each other, and the natural history of the Estate as a whole.

Douglas and Angus Estates is the Douglas-Home Family estate company. The Family, an amalgam of two of the great Border Families (Home and Douglas) also own the Douglas Estate in South Lanarkshire, where unbroken Stewardship goes back for nearly 1,000 years.

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