Town Gate Closes Temporarily
15th June, 2021
From Wednesday 23rd June to Thursday 24th June we are doing vital works to our roads and Town Gate entrance, so Town Gate will be closed. However, free parking will be available.
What are we up to? Well, we are investing in our main access road from Town Gate, filling potholes and creating a safer turn into Steel Park Car Park as well introducing speed bumps to keep everyone safe. Our gates at the Town Gate entrance are also being reinstated.
During these two days of work, Wednesday 23rd June to Thursday 24th June, all vehicle access into Dalkeith Country Park will have to come via our main vehicle entrance at King’s Gate. Coming from Edinburgh City Bypass? This entrance is the first left after you come onto the A6106 from Sheriffhall Roundabout. Coming from Dalkeith Town, head down Old Dalkeith Road (A6106) from town and you’ll find King’s Gate on your right just before you hit Sheriffhall Roundabout.
Exit from the Park will be directed out of Smeaton Gate, which is by the estate’s working farm, Dalkeith Home Farm, along the middle road. This will take you out on to Salters Road (A6094) where you can loop back through Dalkeith town via a left turn towards Whitecraig.
Pedestrians will still be able to access the Park via Town Gate throughout the works from 23rd June to 24th June. However, it is advised for pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders to remain vigilant to increased traffic along the middle road as this will be the main route out for vehicles.