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Opening times and entrance fees

Opening times and entrance fees

Opening dates & times

The latest Government restrictions may affect some information on this page. Read more about our Covid-19 response and safety measures here


Dalkeith Country Park Open 7am – 7pm
Restoration Yard Store Open 10am – 5pm
The Kitchen Breakfast served from 9.30am-4.30pm.  Please note due to staff shortages The Kitchen is currently offering our breakfast menu all day along with coffee and cakes, sandwiches and soups. Book your table online HERE.


Fort Douglas Winter sessions from 9am – 12 noon and 12.30pm – 3.30pm.
The Larder Takeaway Open 9am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day – vehicle gates will be closed on these days but you can walk in to the Park via Town Gate. 



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: £6.50
5 – 12 Years: £7.50
Adult (13+): £3.00

Off Peak Pricing (midweek, term time)

0 – 24 months: FREE
2 – 4 Years: £4.50
5 – 12 Years: £5.50
Adult (13+): £2.00

* Peak Pricing applies during weekends and school holiday dates. School holiday dates are: 23rd-31st December 2020. 2021: 1st-5th January, 8th-15th February, 2nd-19th April, 3rd-4th May, 24th May, 25th-30th June, 1st-31st July, 1st-31st August, 20th September, 18th-25th October, 22nd-31st December, 1st-10th January 2022.


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. If travelling by car, we have a £3 parking charge. 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 you may like to purchase a Friends of Dalkeith membership for £10 a month. This includes free parking.