You might expect to find Jurassic Park in the wilder stretches of the Whiteadder Gorge-becoming less wilder at the minute as the Hutton Mill Complex threatens to expand at an alarming rate as Mr R expands his managerial staff housing; but in the grounds of an English Stately Home? It is a bit alarming to be trampling through formal gardens and suddenly be plunged into primeval forest and then...... OK once the first shock wore off you could see that the creatures were not that realistic-made little impression on the 2 and 5 year old girls. Anyhow as a tourist attraction it is certainly a winner and I pass on the thought to the Borders Tourist Highheidyins as an alternative short break destination-alternative to Amazing Maize Mazes now seemingly defunct and grand houses closed to the public for half a year.
How about a Borders Theme Park, Scottish Dinosaurs (on loan from the Executive) Bravehearts (visiting from Oz) mingling with real live Reivers,Reiver's Lasses, Wynsome Maydes (surplus to the summer festivals. What on earth does the Duns Reiver do for the other 51 weeks of the year?) A small working distillery; Flodden battle field re-creations- the Scots could win this time round; Krazy Golf; toss your own caber; lasses doing Scottish dancing; Highland Cattle Rodeo; A museum of Borders Life with life size reproductions of Village Schools and Community Post Offices manned with period costumed guides. The possibilities are limitless. I am sure any public spirited laird or weary farmer would be delighted to find some land for such a worthy purpose
I can think of a couple.
If the price is right
Labels: BordersTourism Borders Theme Park, Dinosaurs