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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. Lunch served from 11am-4.30pm.
Fort Douglas Sessions from 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.
The Larder Takeaway Open 9am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day. 


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 4.30pm each day and get takeaway from The Larder every day.

The Wellbeing Lab: The Wellbeing Lab will re-open indoor classes from Monday 17th May. Group outdoor fitness classes are also running. Please always book in and check the latest dates via MindBody. 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: £6.50
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

2021 Annual Membership (to end Dec 2021). We have limited memberships to sell in 2021 due to reduced capacity.**

0 – 24 months: FREE
2 – 4 Years: £39.00
5 – 12 Years: £45.00
Adult (13+): £18.00


* 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.

** 2020 memberships currently extended to end May 2021. Information on the release of 2021 memberships will be announced in May.


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.