Dalkeith Palace is a country house in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. It was the seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch from 1642 until 1914, and is owned by the Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust. The present palace was built 1701–1711 on the site of the medieval Dalkeith Castle.
Dalkeith Castle was located to the north east of Dalkeith and dated from the 12th century when it was in the possession of the Clan Graham Lords of Dalkeith. With the death of John de Graham in 1341-42 the castle and the barony of Dalkeith passed to the Clan Douglas via his sister, Marjory, who was married to Sir William Douglas. James Douglas of Dalkeith became the Earl of Morton in the mid 15th century. The castle was strategically located in an easily defensible position above a bend in the River North Esk. Nearer the centre of Dalkeith, James Douglas, 1st Lord Dalkeith, endowed the collegiate church in 1406, where Douglas earls, lords, and knights were buried.
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abzart14 | Feb 28, 2018
A great place to spend the day. Regularly maintained and well sign posted walking/cycling trails to suit all. The Restoration Yard provides somewhere to grab something to eat & have a look at the shops within. Fort Douglas Adventure park has areas to suit all ages. Dogs are welcome.
Eric Bunyan | Mar 11, 2018
Very nice coffee shop. Haven't tried the restaurant yet. Also plenty play area for children. Loads of different walks dogs welcome
brendan paddy | Feb 10, 2018
Great place for a walk, bike ride or to bring kids for the excellent adventure playground. Entry is free but there is a fee for the playground. Decent looking cafe but have not tried it.
Denise Leigh-Ann | Feb 8, 2018
Lovely clean park with café, shop and toilets (although shop very overpriced) enjoy walking here regularly. Routes could be better signposted though, map isn't too clear as to exactly where they start...
David Nicoll | Mar 24, 2018
A great outdoor space for walks. Also home of some amazing geocaching sites.
Denise Witmore | May 23, 2018
Beautiful park. Love going on walks here a few times a week. It is clean and well looked after and has a lovely cafe and shops.
Harry D. Kamilaris | Jul 7, 2018
Such a great place!!! Less than an hour from the city centre. The palace and the church are picturesque and worth visiting. I was there for a gig, which was a great idea. As the day was perfect, the lineup descent and the organizers have done a great job!! Space for campers and VIP as well. Plus, many bars and places to eat, so it wouldn't get crowded. Everything was well planned and worked perfectly for everyone to be as comfortable as possible. I would definitely recommend this place!!!
Kayleigh Smith | Jul 3, 2018
Great place for a walk or family time, foods great... Brilliant place to shop.. children will love this place
Patricia Young | Jun 24, 2018
Was at the Let's Rock 2018 music festival yesterday and the park was a lovely lcation. We were blessed with good weather so that may colour my experience somewhat but really great day was had by all.
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