The Story of Dalkeith Palace and Grinling Gibbons

The walls of Dalkeith Palace are the keepers of many tales; from its origins as a 12th century stronghold to the starting point for King George IV’s visit to Edinburgh wearing tartan, the Palace has played host to many notable and notorious events.

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Dalkeith Palace & Grinling Gibbons

The walls of Dalkeith Palace are the keepers of many tales; from its origins as a 12th century stronghold to the starting point for King George IV’s visit to Edinburgh wearing tartan, the Palace has played host to many notable and notorious events.

This week, The Master Carvers Association will commemorate and celebrate the work of Grinling Gibbons with their Art and Ornament exhibition; marking the Baroque master’s tercentenary with a demonstration of current carving practice, the living legacy of Gibbons’ influence. Over forty artists and makers will exhibit within the Palace over the weekend with tickets available from

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