The Campsite at Dalkeith Country Park

We can’t wait to welcome you to our gorgeous rural campsite. We’re located just outside Edinburgh, in Midlothian. Directions to Dalkeith Country Park. We’ve put together some FAQs below to help you plan your stay. 

Bookings for our campsite pitches are taken online except in the cases of large groups. Unfortunately we cannot take individual bookings over the phone or email. We are now open for bookings from 01 June until 01 September 2024. Please note that bookings are for a minimum of 2 nights. 

Check in for camping at Dalkeith Country Park is between 3pm-6pm and check out is by 10am. As you have the freedom to select your own pitch, you may wish to check in at the same time as friends or family you want to camp beside. Please ensure you check in during these hours as the main vehicle entrance to the Park closes at 7pm. If you need to check in at a different times please contact us. 

Yes, we will have showers with hot water available on site and toilets at our Dalkeith Country Park Campsite. Unfortunately we are not able to provide disabled toilets or facilities at this time. The facilities are rented on site and are basic, but help provide the real camping experience in a beautiful location close to Edinburgh. 

There is a Morrison’s (EH22 1HQ) and Sainsbury’s Local (EH22 2RF) within a five minute drive of our campsite location. 

The Kitchen at Restoration Yard on site is open seven days from 9.30am. We recommend pre-booking especially at weekends. In Dalkeith town centre you’ll find a selection of restaurants and a takeaway on the High Street, Lasswade is close by or the Newington area of Edinburgh is a short drive where you’ll find many places to dine. 

So much! Enjoy discounted entry into Fort Douglas adventure playground if you book at the same time as booking your pitch for camping at Dalkeith Country Park. You’ll also find Restoration Yard Store and Restaurant in our beautifully restored stable block and courtyard. Plus, an endless list of outdoor activities in The Park. Check our events programme to see what’s on during your stay.

Yes, group campsite bookings can be accepted from organised groups. Bookings for all groups, including large family or friend groups, must be notified and approved by us before booking. The campsite is not suitable for stag or hen parties. If you want to use the campsite for this type of group please contact us. Group bookings may only be made by contacting the booking office and cannot be made online. 

As our campsite is a seasonal addition to the Dalkeith Country Park we unfortunately do not at this time. 

Yes and there is no parking charge for campers, unless you are bringing more than one car. Extra cars are charged at £5 per day. As our campsite is gloriously traffic free there is a short walk from the car park to the campsite (under 200 metres). There will be plenty of trolleys available to help with the transport of tents and bags to your pitch. 

Please help us keep the serenity of this rural camping experience just that by not driving your car by the camping site between the hours of 11pm and 7am. 

  • Small Pre pitched (up to 2 people)
  • Medium Pre pitched (up to 2 adults 2 children)
  • Small Tent (up to 3 people) – 4m x 3m
  • Medium Tent (up to 5 people, max 4 adults) – 6m x 5m
  • Large (up to 8 people, max 4 adults) – 8m x 8m

Please note only one tent is allowed per pitch.

If you have booked a pitch only, yes.  We have some small and medium pre-pitched tents which you can select on booking camping at Dalkeith Country Park, Edinburgh. Our pre-pitched tents include air beds. 

Yes, BBQs are allowed anywhere on the campsite as long as they are outside and raised off the ground. To keep everyone safe, please ensure your BBQ is disposed of in the bins provided. 

Yes, a maximum of two dogs are allowed per pitch, however not if you are booking a pre pitched tent. The cost is £3 per dog. Please keep dogs on a lead on the camp site and ensure any dog poo is cleaned up promptly and disposed of in the bins provided. No other pets are allowed.

We do not currently allow campervans, caravans or motorhomes in the campsite at Dalkeith Country Park. 

The full amount is taken on booking. 

Refunds are only given over 30 days in advance of the booking, no refunds after this time. There is a £15 administration fee when cancelling. If you cancel your booking 14-30 days before we will refund 50% of your booking. If you cancel less than 14 days before your holiday starts we will not be able to refund you. 

There isn’t electricity available on site however our reception will have some available if urgently needed. 

Yes, there will be fresh water available at the washing up area.  

There is no WIFI on the campsite however during the day Restoration Yard will be open which has free WIFI in the restaurant, The Kitchen. There is good 4G coverage on site too.  

There will be two sinks with cold water available to use on site. 

You can download our full terms and conditions for camping at Dalkeith Country Park, Edinburgh. 

Please contact us if you have any further questions about our summer campsite.

Fort Douglas Kids Parties

Head over to the Fort Douglas Hub. Here you will be greeted by our team and will be given the code for the gate to gain access to the stretch tent.

You can’t miss it! Look out for our bright orange tent in Fort Douglas.  

There will be picnic tables available in your exclusive area.  

Yes. You can add on our kid’s lunch boxes which include ham or cheese roll, smoothie, fruit, crisps & chocolate bar. Please inform us of any dietary requirements at least 48 hours in advance to allow us to make the appropriate amendments.

Our tent will be decorated however you’re welcome to bring along extra decorations as long as they can be easily removed. Please note we don’t allow pinatas or confetti.  

Of course! What’s a party without cake. Why not add on Mimi’s Fort Douglas cupcakes to your package.

The minimum number of children is 10 and the maximum is 20. Please book your party up to 48 hours in advance.

Our gates open at 10am for the morning session and 2pm for the afternoon session. We would recommend arriving 5 minutes before each session to be at the start of the queue.  

1 adult per child will receive free access to Fort Douglas however any more than that will need to buy a Fort Douglas adult ticket via our website or pay on the day by card at the Fort Douglas cabin.  

Party bookings are non-refundable. We can try and move your booking to a different date however this is subject to availability, and we must be notified 48 hours prior to your booking.  

Visiting with Dogs

Yes, we love dogs at Dalkeith Country Park, but please keep them on lead in our car parks, in Restoration Yard courtyard and the Palace Field until across Montagu Bridge. It is particularly important that dogs are kept on lead when near any of the farm’s livestock. When off lead, let them enjoy the freedom of our trails as long as you are able to control them when they meet other walkers, wildlife or horse-riders along their way. Please remember it is an offence for any dog owner to allow their dog to be out of control in such a way as to cause alarm or make another person apprehensive. Oh and as ever, please do pick up after your dog – bag it and bin it.

Commercial dog walkers are required to apply for a permit & permission to operate within Dalkeith Country Park. To enquire or apply for a permit please contact us.

Filming & Photography, Drone & Video at Dalkeith Country Park

Filming is not permitted at Dalkeith Country Park, unless permission has been received in advance. Please contact info@dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk if you would like to request permission.

Drone flying by members of the public is not permitted within Dalkeith Country Park. This is due to the number of historical monuments of national importance located within The Park and to prevent disruption to wildlife, livestock and horses.  Please contact us if you require further information.

As we are a wedding venue we are unable to allow wedding photos to be taken in The Park unless you have booked your wedding or reception at Restoration Yard.

If you would like to discuss using Dalkeith Country Park as a filming location near Edinburgh, please email info@dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk

Commercial photography can not be taken in Dalkeith Country Park without prior permission. A location fee maybe charged. Please contact info@dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk if you would like to use The Park as a commercial photography location.

Friends of Dalkeith

The membership costs £10 per month and is paid by direct debit. The amount shown at purchase will be slightly higher, depending on the day of the month membership is purchased. This initial payment will cover the period to the end of the following month. Subsequent payments will be £10 per month by direct debit.

The e-ticket you receive will allow access & free parking from the moment of purchase. Please bring your e-ticket to the Fort Douglas ticket cabin to be issued with your membership card. Cards are issued daily between 11am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm.

The membership can be used by all the members of one household, however the membership card is issued with a car registration. Free parking will only be applicable to the car which is registered on the membership.

The card will have a name, car registration number and QR code on it.

No, this membership programme is separate to our Fort Douglas memberships.

You can cancel through your bank or contact us on info@dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk. If a direct debit is stopped membership will be cancelled.

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