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

In 2021 the Palace hosted it’s inaugural art show, Inception, to celebrate the re-emergence of artists into a new creative world. An impressive roll call of respected artists, sculptors and painters exhibited their work in the beautiful rooms of the Palace. Through out the year a calendar of art exhibitions and events will be held at the Palace and Country Park.

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