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, accessed from the north end of the High Street.

[St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church]

📌 Dalkeith ★☆☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NT 331673 ///cafe.roof.static

[Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park]

Within walking distance

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

[St Mary's Church]


>> Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World ★★★☆☆ (2 miles away)

[Dalkeith Museum]


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