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Opening times and entrance fees

Opening times and entrance fees

*Please note our usual King’s Gate entrance 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. In the meantime please use our Town Gate entrance off Dalkeith’s High Street. The postcode here is EH22 2NA. Google Maps:

Opening dates & times

Dalkeith Country Park: 7am – 7pm
Restoration Yard Store: 9.30am – 6pm.
Restoration Café: Breakfast is served from 9.30am – 11.30am. Lunch from 12noon – 5pm (last orders 4.30pm Mon-Fri, 5pm Sat-Sun)
Fort Douglas: 
Spring/summer (from 1st April): 10am – 6pm
Autumn/winter: 10am – 5pm

Open 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Dalkeith Country Park

If you’re a regular visitor to the Park, it’s well worth purchasing a ‘Friends of Dalkeith Country Park’ annual pass card which enables access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can purchase these by calling us on 0131 654 1666 or from our Town Gate kiosk which is open from 9am to 5pm. The prices for these are as follows:

‘Friends of Dalkeith Country Park’ annual pass card prices:

  • Adult Pass: £10
  • Family Pass (2 Adults & up to 3 Children): £20
  • Adult Dog Walker (up to 2 dogs): £20
  • Adult Dog Walker (3 – 4 dogs): £40
  • Adult Dog Walker (more than 4 dogs): £100
  • Adult Pass for Trout Fishing: £30

Passes offer unlimited 24-hour access all year round and are available to anyone aged 16 and over. The passes act as a swipe card when the Town Gate is closed between the hours of 7pm and 7am. Please note this pass does not cover entry to Fort Douglas or other activities. However, it does give you entry to our other estates – Bowhill House in the Scottish Borders, Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway and Boughton House in Northamptonshire (estate and gardens entry only, not house or castle tours).

Fort Douglas*

  • 0-2 years: FREE
  • 3-5 years: £3
  • 6-12 years: £5

*Please note these prices are changing from 17th March 2018. Read more here.

Pre-booked groups

  • 10-15 visitors: 10% discount
  • 16-25 visitors: 15% discount
  • 26-50+ visitors: 20% discount

Adults, accompanying children up to the age of 12, enter for free. While the playground is not suitable for ages 13+, there are many other activities such as archery and bushcraft.