Restoration Yard is located in Dalkeith Country Park. You can easily get to the park from the Edinburgh city bypass. Take the exit for Dalkeith from the Sheriffhall Roundabout on to Old Dalkeith Road. Turn left shortly after this into King’s Gate. You’ll drive through a long stretch of woodland (watch out for deer and other wildlife that call the park their home) before coming to some signs to Restoration Yard. The postcode is EH22 1ST.
The best entrance if you’re walking is Town Gate (postcode EH22 2NA). Restoration Yard is a five minute walk from Dalkeith High Street through the stunning Dalkeith Country Park and past Dalkeith Palace.
We recommend using the Town Gate entrance (postcode EH22 2NA) or Smeaton Gate for bikes (closest to the National Cycle Route). To find the best directions to the park from your location, use CycleStreets, Sustrans or Spokes. Bike racks are available by the entrance to Restoration Yard.
If you’re coming from Edinburgh city centre, take Lothian Buses 3, X33, 49 from Edinburgh to Dalkeith. Jump off on Dalkeith High Street (outside Morrisons for the No.3, Glebe St or Old Edinburgh Road for the No. X33 , Bridgend Court or Jarnac Court for the No.49). The walk is then 5-10 minutes up the High Street to the park. Services are fast and frequent. Visit Lothian Buses for timetable information. From Portobello or Musselburgh, catch the number 140 East Coast bus. From Bonnyrigg take the 49 bus. Both take you to the Corn Exchange Bus Stop on Dalkeith High Street and you can walk from here.
You can also use the new Borders’ Railway to get to Restoration Yard. There are regular trains from the Borders and Edinburgh City Centre to Eskbank Station. You can then walk from here (25 minutes) or get on the number 40 Lothian Bus from outside the Tesco opposite the station to Dalkeith High Street. From Dalkeith High Street we’re 5-10 minute walk to Restoration Yard and Fort Douglas.
ACCESSIBILITY AND PARKING FACILITIES
We try to ensure that all our facilities are accessible as possible. There is parking close by for those with access requirements in our Laundry House Car Park. The nature of the land means that some of our trails are not suitable for wheelchair users, for children’s buggies or for visitors with walking difficulties. If you need any more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0131 654 1666.