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Dalkeith was originally a seigniorial town dominated by the Douglas family. It stands at the crossroads of two major highways (A68 and A7), between the River North Esk and River South Esk. Dalkeith has a modern town centre, as well as numerous historic buildings.

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  • Rosslyn Chapel is famous for the wealth and richness of its carvings, a veritable "Bible of Stone". Work lasted from 1446 to 1486. The buttresses, windows and cornices are covered in decorative sculpture, which is rather unusual. The choir ..

  • St Mary's Chapel was built by William Burn and David Bryce. There is no aisle to the building which has a double hammerbeam roof. Note the fine heraldic floor tiles in front of the choir and the bench decorations.

  • Newbattle Abbey

    rd. Newbattle

    On the western banks of the South Esk stands the building that covers the remains of a Cistercian abbey, part of Melrose Abbey, founded by David I in 1440. The monks were the first to make use of local coal deposits and extended their activities to s..

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Hotels Dalkeith

  • Melville Castle

    Melvillegate, Edinburgh GB - Dalkeith EH18 1AP

    Located just a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh centre, Melville Castle features luxury accommodation in an 18th-century castle sitting in a 50-acre domain. It offers stylish en suite guest rooms, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. The guest rooms come with..

  • Dalhousie Castle Hotel

    Cockpen Road GB - Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB

    Set within acres of wooded parkland, this fascinating 13th century fortress is on the banks of the River Esk. The Dalhousie Castle Hotel offers luxurious accommodation, award-winning fine dining, and spa and leisure facilities. Guests can descend an..

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