Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park

About Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park Dalkeith, Edinburgh South EH22 2NA
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As you stroll beneath the oaks in the rambling Country Park, you may find it difficult to believe you are only five miles from the centre of Scotland’s capital city.

There’s a reason that Dalkeith Country Park is one of the region’s most popular country parks – actually, there are dozens. Here you’ll find walking routes along woodland paths, space to cycle in peace, and plenty to keep energetic kids amused.

2014 marked a new generation for Dalkeith Country Park as work began on our development project. Over the next year visitors will see the stableyard transformed into a family hub full of activities, food & drink and fun. It will also see the introduction of a brand new adventure playground, which we are confident will thrill our young visitors!

RESTORATION YARD
July 25 saw the writing of an exciting new chapter in Dalkeith Country Park’s already very colourful history. Or perhaps we should say re-writing. Because it marked the opening of a brand new store, café and wellbeing space in the restored and reimagined stables and courtyard there. Called Restoration Yard, it’s part of a multi-million pound investment by Buccleuch, which also includes the reopening of its famous adventure park, now named Fort Douglas.

With Amanda Pratt, one-time creative director of Avoca, the top Irish retail and food label, leading the project, a gorgeous, compelling shopping experience has been created around the 18th century stableyard. From the glass-walled Restoration Café, with its vista to the Orangery and along the River Esk to the new “old” courtyard fountain, period features are carefully renewed in tandem with a playful, contemporary sensibility.

And while the parents can lose the run of themselves among the joys of Restoration Yard, the kids can lose themselves in Fort Douglas, with its turreted treehouses and lofty wooden walkways. Oh and did we mention it’s set in 1,000 acre park just 5 miles from Edinburgh? As the line suggests: shop wonderful, eat local, restore balance. Amen to that.

Upcoming Events at Dalkeith Country Park

Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

23rd June 2018
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 23rd June with a fantastic lineup!
Sunday Sessions Scotland

Sunday Sessions Scotland

24th June 2018
Sunday Sessions Scotland, a new one-day music festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Sunday 24th June and headlining it will be the Kaiser Chiefs.

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Popular Events

Hidden Door Festival 2018
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events.
Sunshine On Leith
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns from 25th-27th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
Come along and spend summer evenings dancing to live music in the open air with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers!

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