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Where to start? With a fantastic new play park, special events, waymarked walking and cycling trails, store, restaurant and wellbeing space, there’s a lot to see and do here at Dalkeith Country Park. We’re here to help you get the most out of your visit.
If you’re coming by car, the vehicle entrance to the park is King’s Gate, a left turn shortly after Sheriffhall Roundabout (postcode EH22 1ST). If you’re on foot, the best entrance is also the Town Gate where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll down the Wilderness Walk (yellow route) footpath to Fort Douglas and Restoration Yard. You’ll find a map, advice on bus routes and train stops on our Find Us page.
What can I do at the park?
With so much to see and do here at the park, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. If you want to get in the fresh air and enjoy some outdoor activities, we have beautiful waymarked walking and cycling trails. And of course, Fort Douglas for little adventurers.
Restoration Yard is Dalkeith’s gorgeous store, restaurant and wellbeing space. The Kitchen restaurant has a delicious menu made using the best local produce. You can also head over to the Coffee Bar for less informal, self service with the tastiest cakes and best coffee in town.
Then there is Restoration Yard itself, a truly unique concept in the world of retail. Restoration Yard’s mission is to create joy and present beauty. Their belief is in the power of positivity, in sourcing ethically and encouraging creativity. The store has homewares and accessories, health & beauty and arts & crafts. You’ll find furniture and lighting, jewellery, kids stuff and a food hall. It’s an experience in itself – go give it a try.
The local area
Midlothian is a hidden gem just waiting to be explored and there are many historic connections between Dalkeith town and the Country Park. We have many local attractions and places to experience, are just 20 minutes outside Edinburgh and 30 minutes from some beautiful coastline and beaches. For more information on the local area, head to the Scotland Starts Here website or download the app, a fantastic guide whether you’re driving, cycling, walking or training it around this beautiful part of the world. You can download it for iTunes here or Google Play here. VisitScotland also has a wealth of information when planning your visit.