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Opening times and entrance fees

Opening times and entrance fees

Opening dates & times

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

Dalkeith Country Park: 7am – 7pm
Restoration Yard Store & Coffee Bar: 9.30am – 6pm
Restoration Café: 9.30am– 5pm (last orders 4.30pm Mon-Fri, 5pm Sat-Sun).
Fort Douglas: Spring/summer (from 1st April): 10am – 6pm. July & August last admission 7pm, closes 8.30pm.
Autumn/winter: 10am – 5pm


Dalkeith Country Park

If you’re visiting between the hours of 7am-7pm there is no charge on the gate to enjoy our walking and cycling routes. Your Access Fee is included as part of any purchase made here.

If you’re a regular visitor to the Park and would like to visit after the gates close at 7pm, 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. Please note this pass is for Park access and not Fort Douglas.

You can purchase a Park pass by calling us on 0131 654 1666 or from our ticketing cabin over at Fort Douglas 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: £10.00
 Family Pass (2 Adults & up to 3 Children): £20.00
 Adult Dog Walker (up to 2 dogs): £20.00
 Adult Dog Walker (3 – 4 dogs): £40.00
 Adult Dog Walker (more than 4 dogs): £100
 Adult Pass for Trout Fishing: £30.00


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 closest sister Estate, Bowhill House, in the Scottish Borders (estate and gardens entry only, not house tours).

Fort Douglas

Peak Pricing (weekends & school holidays during day)

Up to 24 months: FREE*
Joint adult & child: £8.00
Extra child: £4.50
Extra adult: £2.50

Off Peak Pricing (midweek, term time, school holiday evenings)**

Up to 24 months: FREE*
Joint adult & child: £5.00
Extra child: £3.00
Extra adult: £1.00

*Adults with a baby up to 24 months pay the ‘extra adult’ price.

** Please note Off Peak prices are also available during school holidays 5.30pm-8.30pm (last admission 7pm). Please note the Off Peak prices will remain in place until after the summer holidays when they will only be available through our loyalty card (free to sign up).

Peak Pricing applies during weekends and school holiday dates from 10am-5.30pm. Off Peak pricing applies school holiday evenings 5.30pm – 8.30pm (last admission 7pm). The holidays dates are 30th March – 16th April, 7th – 8th May, 2nd July – 31st August, 17th September, 8th October – 22nd October and 26th December – 7th January.