Midlothian | Town |


Dalkeith sits just outside the Edinburgh City Bypass, comfortably far enough from the capital to ensure that it retains a reasonable selection of shops and services. As the county capital of Midlothian, there's a pleasant sense of hustle and bustle without any feeling of pretentiousness. A handful of attractive churches and historic buildings confirm the area's long history, though the very centre is blighted by a conspicuous 1960s development which the council might now regret. The main draw for visitors should be Dalkeith Country Park: a charming, mostly wooded estate surrounding Dalkeith House and the North and South Esk rivers, accessed from the north end of the High Street. The latter river also has a path network linking with Newbattle and Lothianbridge for further pleasant rambling.

[St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church]

Location & info

📌 Dalkeith
Midlothian, G.R.: NT 331673 ///cafe.roof.static

🚶 Dalkeith Country Park is a short walk from the town centre. Take a bus for more distant sights.
🚌 The town is best reached by bus from Edinburgh city centre, though there are some other local routes.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Dalkeith Museum
>> St Mary's Church (Dalkeith) ★★
>> Walk: A piece o' Dalkeith ★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World ★★★ (1 mi ←)
>> National Mining Museum Scotland ★★★★ (2 mi ↓)
>> Gilmerton Cove ★★★ (3 mi ←)

[Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park]

[St Mary's Church]

[Dalkeith Museum]


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