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Visit National Museum of Rural Life

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Escape to the countryside for a great day out at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride. Located just 13 miles from Glasgow’s city centre, this five-star attraction is home to an award-winning museum, historic farmhouse and 1950s working farm.

Meet Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, Ayrshire cows, Blackface sheep and Clydesdale horses on the farm, then tour the Georgian farmhouse for a sense of what life on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago. In the purpose-built museum, discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland’s countryside.

Take part in special events throughout the year to celebrate nature, country crafts and traditions. Each season brings something new to see, from newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking.