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Opening times and entrance fees

Opening times and entrance fees

Opening dates & times

Covid-19: Read our latest update and safety measures here.*


Dalkeith Country Park 7am – 7pm
Restoration Yard Store Open 10am – 5pm
The Kitchen Open 9am – 11am (coffee and cake), 9.30am – 4pm (breakfast menu), 11am – 4pm (lunch menu), 2.45pm-4pm (coffee and cake). Online booking only.
Fort Douglas Open. Book online for an AM (9am-12noon) or PM (1pm-4pm) session.*
The Larder Takeaway Open 9am – 4.30pm
Food & Drink Cabins in Fort Douglas and at entrance Open weekends

Fort Douglas closed temporarily for Spectacle of Light set-up. Re-opens Saturday 5th December. 

The Coffee Bar: Closed until further notice. However, you can book a table for coffee and cake in The Kitchen when open from 9am to 11am or 2.45pm to 4pm each day and get takeaway from The Larder every day plus the Cabin takeaway at weekends.

The Wellbeing Lab: Currently closed in line with current restrictions with some classes operating on Zoom and Buggy Fitness outdoors. See the timetable here.



Please note you must now book a ticket online before visiting Fort Douglas.

Peak Pricing (weekends & school holidays*)

0 – 24 Months: FREE
2 – 4 Years: £6.00
5 – 12 Years: £7.00
Adult (13+): £3.00

Off Peak Pricing (midweek, term time)

0 – 24 months: FREE
2 – 4 Years: £4.00
5 – 12 Years: £5.00
Adult (13+): £2.00

* Peak Pricing applies during weekends and school holiday dates. School holiday dates in 2020 are: 1st-8th January, 10th-14th February, 6th-20th April, 4th May, 8th May, 18th May, 29th-30th June, 1st-31st July, 1st-31st August, 21st September, 19th-26th October, 23rd-31st December, 1st-5th January 2021.


If you’re visiting between the hours of 7am-7pm there is no charge on the gate to enjoy our walking and cycling routes. Your Access Fee is included as part of any purchase made here. However, if you’re looking to arrange a group activity or course in the park, there is a small fee depending on the event. Please contact us to arrange this.

If you’re a regular visitor to the Park and would like to visit after the gates close at 7pm, it’s well worth purchasing a ‘Friends of Dalkeith Country Park’ annual pass card which enables access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please note this pass is for Park access and not Fort Douglas.*

You can purchase a Park pass by calling us on 0131 654 1666 or from our ticketing cabin over at Fort Douglas which is open from 9am to 5pm. The prices for these are as follows:

‘Friends of Dalkeith Country Park’ annual pass card prices:

 Adult Pass: £10.00
 Family Pass (2 Adults & up to 3 Children): £20.00
 Adult Dog Walker (up to 2 dogs): £20.00
 Adult Dog Walker (3 – 4 dogs): £40.00
 Adult Dog Walker (more than 4 dogs): £100
 Adult Pass for Trout Fishing: £30.00


Passes offer unlimited 24-hour access all year round and are available to anyone aged 16 and over. The passes act as a swipe card when the Town Gate is closed between the hours of 7pm and 7am. Please note this pass does not cover entry to Fort Douglas or other activities. However, it does give you entry to our closest sister Estate, Bowhill House, in the Scottish Borders (estate and gardens entry only, not house tours).

*This gate is currently broken and as such, we are not selling passes. When it is fixed we begin selling and renewing passes again.