Explore the strong historic connections between Dalkeith Country Park and the town of Dalkeith during your visit. With its beautiful buildings and landscape, The Park is home to a rich tapestry of tales. However, they only tell part of the story of Dalkeith; a small town with a big history.

Discover our historic connections

Dalkeith town and the country park are filled with clues that reveal their historic connections. You can enjoy a walk from The Park through the town and uncover intriguing hidden histories as you go.

Discover Dalkeith

From Romans and railways to royal processions, Dalkeith town and its country park have a vibrant history. Surrounded by rich, fertile land, Dalkeith once hosted the biggest grain market in Scotland and was the site of the country’s first railway. It has played a prominent role in local government and on two occasions, Scotland was ruled from Dalkeith.

Dalkeith Historic Timeline

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Thanks to Midlothian

The Discover Dalkeith project has been made possible thanks to funds contributed by Midlothian Council.

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