Morning Activities


To start your Dalkeith Day Trip, make you way to Dalkeith Country Park for a scenic and peaceful morning walk. Don’t let the fact that the country park is currently undergoing an exciting makeover hold you back from a visit. You can still enjoy all the picturesque walking and cycle routes. Whether you’re walking your dog or doing a spot of nature watching Dalkeith Country Park has you covered.


Family Day Out
Heritage Day Out
Dalkeith Day Trip
Adventure Day Out
Wet Weather Day Out
Outdoors & Nature

Dalkeith Country Park

Day pass: £1.00

Friends of Dalkeith Country Park annual pass
Adult: £10.00
Family Pass (2 Adults + 3 Children): £20.00
Adult Dog Walker (up to 2 dogs), with a separate rate for commercial dog walkers: £20.00
Adult Pass for Trout Fishing: £30.oo

Opening times

Getting there
By car
Drive via B6414. This will take approximately 12 minutes.



17/19 Eskbank Rd, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 1HD
(0131) 663 9800

Modern white-tablecloth restaurant with Bangladeshi dishes, an Indian tapas menu and takeaway.

Opening hours
12:00-14:00 & 17:00-23:00

Getting there
By car
Drive via A6094. This will take approximately 7 minutes. There is free on street parking.


Afternoon Activity

Newbattle Abbey was a Cistercian monastery near the village of Newbattle in Midlothian, Scotland, which has subsequently become a stately home and then an educational institution. Originally a medieval Cistercian monastery, Newbattle Abbey has a 900-year history of welcoming royalty and privileged guests. Perfect for an afternoon activity during a Dalkeith Day Trip.

Adults: £5
Concessions: £3
Children: £3

Book a private guided tour for your group. If you would like a tour and are not part of a group, please book in for the regular Tuesday evening tours at 19:30. Please call (0131) 663 1921 or email to book your place.

Opening hours

Getting there
By car
Drive via A6904 & B703. This will take approximately three minutes.


Other Suggestions for Dalkeith Day Trip


Riccio Gallery
17 South St, Dalkeith, EH22 1AH
(0131) 660 2561

Riccio Gallery is your one stop shop when it comes to photography and art. You can have photos taken in their new photography studio, have prints made on our large format printer, get your artwork framed and purchase art supplies all under the one roof.

Opening hours