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Opening times and entrance fees

Opening times and entrance fees

Opening dates & times

*Covid-19: Please ensure you adhere to the latest Government guidelines on social distancing, keeping at least two metres apart from others. Thank you. You can read our full response here.*

Open seven days a week.

Dalkeith Country Park: 7am – 7pm.
Restoration Yard Store  Closed until further notice.
The Kitchen & Coffee Bar: Closed until further notice.
Fort Douglas: Closed until further notice.
The Larder: Closed until further notice.




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

Annual Membership (for one year until end of 2020)

0 – 24 Months: FREE
2 – 4 Years: £36.00
5 – 12 Years: £42.00
Adult (13+): £18.00


* Peak Pricing applies during weekends and school holiday dates. Membership enables entry as many times as you’d like throughout the year. For Membership Card terms and conditions please see here. 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).