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The latest news from Dalkeith Country Park

There’s always something happening at Dalkeith Country Park. So to keep you up to speed with everything that’s going down – or being put up – we’ll post the latest news, articles and stories here.

Wishing Tree at Spectacle of Light to raise funds for CHAS

Wishing Tree at Spectacle of Light to raise funds for CHAS

05 Dec

  From December 7th 2019 to January 5th 2020, Dalkeith Country Park is set to host Spectacle of Light, its new winter festive light experience – and our new CHAS Wishing Tree will play a […]

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“To God & To Nature” Exhibition by Walter Dalkeith

“To God & To Nature” Exhibition by Walter Dalkeith

09 Oct

  This month, Dalkeith Country Park sees the opening of an exclusive exhibition by fine art photographer Walter, The Earl of Dalkeith, open from Saturday 12th October to Sunday 15th December.   This symbolic homecoming […]

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Work begins on lamp-lit pedestrian walkway

Work begins on lamp-lit pedestrian walkway

08 Aug

Dalkeith Country Park invests £260,000 to create a safe, lit-up pedestrian walkway from Dalkeith town into the heart of the estate. Dalkeith Country Park has been granted planning permission for a footpath and lights project […]

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Meet Thea, Our Wedding & Events Coordinator

Meet Thea, Our Wedding & Events Coordinator

29 Jul

  Set in the heart of the park just a few miles from Edinburgh in Midlothian, Restoration Yard really is the perfect setting for your dream wedding. It’s a unique place to have some fun and let […]

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Work begins on Orangery repairs

Work begins on Orangery repairs

13 Mar

If you’ve passed through the park recently, you may have noticed a flurry of activity around our beautiful Orangery. Back in 2016, the orangery underwent a major restoration involving a skilled team of stone masons, […]

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£285,000 Sky Maze opens 9th February 2019 in Fort Douglas

£285,000 Sky Maze opens 9th February 2019 in Fort Douglas

01 Feb

Sky Maze is a thrilling sky-high network of twisting, turning walkways, treehouses, ramps, rope bridges and huge slides created for the bravest of young adventurers and their adults. Designed to set young (and old) imaginations […]

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King’s Gate Re-opens December 1st

King’s Gate Re-opens December 1st

29 Nov

Early in 2018, a delivery truck drove into and damaged Dalkeith Country Park’s iconic King’s Gate. Built in 1851, the gates and the entrance they guard are steeped in history. The gateway and its gates […]

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INTERVIEW: Santa

INTERVIEW: Santa

27 Nov

So the arrival of the real, actual Santa in Dalkeith Park Country is this Saturday, December 1st. Before he heads into his magical Grotto in Restoration Yard, to meet with all your children this December, […]

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Country Park Manager Cameron Manson Retires After 30 Years

Country Park Manager Cameron Manson Retires After 30 Years

30 Oct

After over 30 years, Dalkeith Country Park is saying a fond farewell to a man that has been the life, soul and, most importantly, the guardian of every inch of the 2,000 acre estate. Meet […]

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Dalkeith Country Park invests £285,000 in new ‘Sky Maze’ at Fort Douglas

Dalkeith Country Park invests £285,000 in new ‘Sky Maze’ at Fort Douglas

11 Sep

The £285,000 ‘Sky Maze’ – which begins construction this week – features a thrilling sky-high network of twisting, turning walkways, treehouses, ramps, rope bridges and huge slides created for the bravest of young adventurers and […]

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