The story of Dalkeith Palace

Commissioned by Anna 1st Duchess of Buccleuch, Dalkeith Palace was designed by architect James Smith, Scotland’s leading architect of the time and completed in 1711. The original medieval castle, which stood on the same site had been occupied by the Buccleuch family since 1642. It was redeveloped by Smith into a contemporary Palace, rich in historical significance and intriguing stories.


What’s On at Dalkeith Palace

Throughout the year a calendar of art shows, exhibitions and events will be held at Dalkeith Palace. 2023 sees the return of Inception Art Show, with a 10-day exhibition and programme of events. A Passion For Music will open in June 2023 and the event year at Dalkeith Palace will draw to a close in November with Remembrance 2023.

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