Midlothian

Attractions

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Historical Attractions

  • Scottish National Mining Museum
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Crichton Castle
  • Roslin Battle Site
  • Dalkeith Palace
  • Cousland Smiddy
  • Penicuik House

Scottish National Mining Museum

Midlothian's one and only mining museum! We all know school and education can be boring and stuff like that, well here you can learn the fun way about mining in what used to be a real working mine! Created in 1984 to preserve the physical surface remains of Lady Victoria Colliery at Newton Grange. With an underground tour, coal transfer tour and so much more you and the family will sure have had fun and learned something new the fun way!

To Contact:


 Lady Victoria Colliery

 Newtongrange

                                                                                           Midlothian  

                                                                                           Edinburgh 

                                                                                            EH22 4QN     
                                                                                            0131 663 7519        


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Edinburgh Castle

Truly this gives great character to the inspiring capital of Scotland. This beautiful building believe it or not actually used to be a volcano! Maybe there is even a few ghosts somewhere in the crannies of the castle? Take a relaxing break at the café, have a browse in the gift shop,  wait for the one o`clock gun or just explore the castle. This incredible building has sheltered some of the greatest Scots, including Queen Margaret and Mary Queen of Scots.

To Contact:


                                                                       Castlehill  

                                                                       Midlothian  

                                                                       Edinburgh  

                                                                       EH1 2NG 

                                                                       0131 225 9846 (tel)  


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Crichton Castle

Basically one of the most historic places in Scotland is Crichton Castle. The castle was built as a home of the Crichtons. With their fall from grace in 1484, the castle passed into the hands of the Hepburns of Hailes, Earls of Bothwell. The political intrigues of James, the 4th Earl, Mary Queen of Scots’ third husband, played themselves out far away from this sleepy corner of Midlothian. Following Bothwell’s downfall in 1567, the castle was briefly held by another complex individual, Francis Stewart. His tenure was brief, but his building legacy has endured to this day.(Some information                                                                                            from website) 

                                                                                           To Contact:

                                                                                           Crichton

                                                                                           Pathhead

                                                                                           Midlothian

                                                                                           EH37 5XA

                        

       

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Roslin Battle Site

The Battle of Rosslyn was a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence. It took place on the 24th of February 1303. It is currently being researched to be inventoried and protected by Historic Scotland.


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Dalkeith Palace

Dalkieth Palace is a historic house and the former seat of the Duke of Buccleuch. It was built on the site of an earlier castle in 1702. Pleasant and a great landscape. A fabulous family day out.

To Contact:

Dalkieth House

Dalkeith

EH22 2NA






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Cousland Smiddy

18th century working blacksmith shop and smith’s cottage situated in Cousland Village for all your friends to learn about what it was like for Midlothian in the 18th century.

To Contact:

31 Hadfast Road

Cousland

Dalkeith

Midlothian

EH22 2NZ.


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Penicuik House

The Penicuik House was built by Sir James Clerk in the 18th century.Unfortunately, the house burnt down in a tragic fire many years ago. At present several people are working together to restore the house back to the beauty it was before. When the project is complete, they will be allowing members of the public to look around the house and enrich in the history. With several walks and a beautiful garden (which includes a pet cemetery) this place makes a great and interesting family day out.

To Contact:

                                                                                         Scottish Lime Centre Trust
                                                                                          Rocks Road 
                                                                                         Charlestown
                                                                                          Fife
                                                                                          KY11 3EN

                                                                                         01383 872 722 (tel)

                                                                                         01383 872 744 (fax)


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