The quiet village of Dalmeny sits midway between the Forth Bridges and the western outskirts of Edinburgh. Here you'll find the self-proclaimed finest Norman church in Scotland, dating from the 12th century and bursting with beautiful carvings inside and out. Dalmeny House is the village's grander attraction, the stately home of the Earls of Rosebery and set amongst beautiful parkland. It's easy to forget that the centre of Edinburgh is barely 7 miles distant, making this area an easy escape to the country for city dwellers.
Name: Dalmeny House ★★★☆☆
Description: Early 19th century mansion in Tudor Gothic style.
Location: Access from the B924 a mile east of Dalmeny, G.R.: NT 168780 / living foal ship
Open (2017): Sunday to Wednesday afternoons, June & July
Cost (2017): £10 (adults), £6.50 (children)
Name: Dalmeny Kirk ★★☆☆☆
Description: Beautiful, Romanesque church close to the southern end of the Forth Bridges.
Location: Dalmeny village, G.R.: NT 144775 / bath icons damage
Open (2017): Sunday afternoons, April to October