You can easily get to Dalkeith Country Park from the Edinburgh city bypass. Take the exit for Dalkeith from the Sheriffhall Roundabout on to Old Dalkeith Road. Go straight on at the roundabout on to Edinburgh Road and turn left on to Dalkeith High Street. Off the High Street you can enter Dalkeith Country Park currently by the Town Gate entrance, postcode EH22 2NA. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ELQZz3eqpLN2
Please note our King’s Gate is currently closed until mid-March as we work to fix the historic gate here that was damaged by a lorry. We thank you for your patience as we carry out this important work.
Dalkeith Country Park is perfect for cyclists. We have bike racks available by the entrance to Restoration Yard and bike hire is available on site. We recommend using the Town Gate entrance (postcode EH22 2NA) or Smeaton Gate for bikes (closest to the National Cycle Route). The King’s Gate entrance (EH22 1ST) is currently closed and usually only recommended for mountain or hybrid bikes as the surface is not tarmacked. To find the best directions to the park from your location, use CycleStreets, Sustrans or Spokes.
The best entrance if you’re walking is Town Gate, where you can follow the beautiful Wildernesse Walk down to Restoration Yard. Please note King’s Gate is also currently closed to pedestrians until mid-March as we work to fix the historic gate damaged by a lorry. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time.
If you’re coming from Edinburgh city centre, take Lothian Buses 3, 33, 49 from Edinburgh to Dalkeith. Jump off at South Street and walk 5 minutes up the High Street to the Park. Services are fast and frequent. Visit Lothian Buses for timetable information. Please note Lothian Bus tickets are £1.60 and the bus drivers cannot give change. From Portobello or Musselburgh, catch the number 40 bus. From Bonnyrigg take the 39 bus. Both take you to the Corn Exchange Bus Stop on Dalkeith High Street and you can walk from here.
You can also use the new Borders’ Railway to get to Dalkeith Country Park. There are regular trains from the Borders and Edinburgh City Centre to Dalkeith’s Eskbank Station on Westfield Park. You can then walk from here (25 minutes) or get on the number 40 Lothian Bus from outside the Tesco opposite the station.
Access and Car Facilities
We try to ensure that all our facilities are accessible to as wide a range of visitors as possible. There is parking close by for those with access requirements. The nature of the land means that some of our trails are not suitable for wheelchair users, for children’s buggies or for visitors with walking difficulties. However, there are plenty of walks that are! The yellow waymarked Wildernesse Walk and red Lugtonhaugh Walk have paths suitable for bikes, buggies and wheelchairs. If you need any more information, just call us on 0131 654 1666.