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  • 1 Rosslyn Chapel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    GB - Roslin EH25 9PU

    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 ..

  • 2 Butterfly and Insect World

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Dobbies Garden World GB - Lasswade EH18 1AZ

    Discover the colourful world of butterflies through the glasshouse where these insects are bred in freedom; species from warmer climates have their own basin of boiling mud. Further on, another exhibition on the world of insects shows the life-cycle ..

  • 3 Scottish Mining Museum

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Lady Victoria Colliery GB - Newtongrange EH22 4QN

    A coalmine from the late 19C, Lady Victoria Colliery is partly open to the public. In the information centre, a permanent exhibition and guided tour of the mine enable visitors to imagine life and work in a mine. Exhibits include a steam engine from ..

  • 4 Crichton Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B6367 GB - Crichton EH37 5XA

    At the heart of an isolated environment, the large ruins of Crichton castle dominate the western bank of the Tyne. This fortress was the domain of Sir William Crichton (d. 1454), chancellor of Scotland under the reign of James II. The most interestin..

  • 5 Crichton Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    B6367 GB - Crichton EH23

    This is one of the many collegiates founded by the Scottish lords in the 15C. It was built by Sir William Crichton in 1449. Although incomplete - there is no nave - it is a typical Scottish church, in a T-shape, with a square chevet, creneled tower a..

  • 6 Newbattle Abbey

    Religious buildings

    rd. Newbattle GB - Dalkeith EH22 3LL

    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..

  • 7 St Nicholas Buccleuch Church

    Religious buildings

    119 st. High GB - Dalkeith EH22 1AX

    Made a collegiate church in 1406, James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton, enlarged it in 1477 and probably built the Scottish late-Gothic style chancel. Work on the chevet stopped in 1590 and the nave and transept remodelled in the mid-19C. The 16C Morton..

  • 8 Dalkeith Country Park

    Nature and gardens

    st. High GB - Dalkeith EH22 2NJ

    The regional park includes the grounds and woodland of Dalkeith House which belongs to the Buccleuch estate, crossed by the North Esk and South Esk rivers. Dalkeith House (closed) is clearly visible from the path; it was rebuilt in 1708 on the site o..

  • 9 St Mary's Chapel

    Religious buildings

    A6094 GB - Dalkeith EH22

    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.

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