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  • Saturday Wine Lunch

    Saturday Wine Lunch

    Edinburgh

    Taste 12 different wines, all with their own unique stories, as well as enjoying a three course lunch.Suitable for both novices and enthusiastic amat…more

  • GANDEY'S CIRCUS: The Greatest Show Tour!

    GANDEY'S CIRCUS: The Greatest Show Tour!

    Edinburgh

    Even bigger! Even more spectacular!Thrills a-plenty as the world class Havana Troupe return with 2 new acts; with the sensational 5 handed springboa…more

  • Lecture:Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path

    Lecture:Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path

    Edinburgh

    A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.Through the absorption of the divine power, many people are experie…more

  • Vue Edinburgh Omni hosting family Easter Egg hunts

    Vue Edinburgh Omni hosting family Easter Egg hunts

    Edinburgh

    The hunts will take place over the two days of Easter weekend, kicking off thirty minutes before the screenings for The Missing Link [Saturday 20th Ap…more

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The county of Midlothianis one of 32 Scottish council areas and is a lieutenancy area. It is bounded by the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders regions. Located just 10 miles from Edinburgh it is a gorgeous county, defined by the Pentland Hills in the west and the Moorfoot Hills in the south with undulating hills and thick wooded countryside in between. It is also packed with historic sites. Vogerie Country Park for example, near Gorebridge, is a magnificent 19th century estate that is surrounded by farmland and woodland and features a formal park and a wonderful walled garden. Another famous attraction is Rosslyn Chapel, a splendid 15th century Gothic structure famous for its beautiful carvings and association with the Knights Templar (and more recently, its place in Dan Browns Da Vinci Code.)

There are hundreds of other outstanding historical sites, from Arniston Houst to Borthwick Castle, Dalhousie Castle to Newbattle Abbey, Roslin Castle to Roslin Glen Country Park, Dalkeith Palace to Wallaces Cave. In addition the Scottish Mining Museum is one of the best examples of a Victorian colliery in all of the UK.

Most visitors to Midloathian will be there for Edinburgh however, and what a city it is. From the Old Town and New Town districts now listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites to the bohemian nightlife in the shadow of 15th century buildings; from Canongate Kirk to Greyfriars Kirk to Holyrood Abbey and Edinburgh Castle towering over the city, there is history everywhere. For architecture buffs, Edinburgh has it all from battlements and castles to Charlotte Square to the City Chambers, (designed by John Adam) and for art lovers The National Gallery of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art are among the finest in the world. No trip to the UK is complete without stopping in wonderful corner of Scotland.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Midlothian

Fun days out in Midlothian

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Midlothian, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Midlothian

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Midlothian.

Theme Parks in Midlothian

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Midlothian.

Museums in Midlothian

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Midlothian

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

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Towns in Midlothian


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