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Family visit to Dalkeith Country Park

First time we've been here since the children's play park has been updated. It is certainly... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Donald L
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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First time visit here.Had lunch with my daughter. Food was excellent, can recommend the Falafel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
385Thomas
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dalkeith Country Park is a stunning destination just a few miles from Edinburgh's city centre. Home to the award-winning Restoration Yard Store, Café and Wellbeing Lab plus Fort Douglas Adventure Playground, there is something for all ages to enjoy...more
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited Dalkeith Country Park this week and paid £12.50 for my two children 7 & 11 to play there. Although it was half term and a beautiful autumn day, Fort Douglas was not especially busy (no doubt a reflection on the pricing) and so...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with my kids after school (they were in uniform!) and expected to pay £8 for the 3 of us as that is your advertised term time entry but was charged £12.50 as apparently kids in FIFE and the BORDERS are off school. Why...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit here.Had lunch with my daughter. Food was excellent, can recommend the Falafel Burger. Staff were lovely and not at all intrusive. Lovely experience. Will be sure to come again.More

Thank 385Thomas
Shelley R, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your five-star review Thomas, it's brilliant to hear how much you enjoyed dining in Restoration Cafe - the Falafel Burger is very tasty! I'll ensure your kind comments about the team are passed on as they'll love to hear this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting Dalkeith Country Park, it’s such a great place to be. Coffee shop it’s very nice too. Love the glass wall, nice selection of cakes (very tasty carrot cake and Viennese finger) but the quality of coffee it’s terrible. Waited over 20min for 2flat...More

Thank Anna C
Shelley R, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh goodness Anna, we are so sorry for your experience and hope we were able to put this right on the day of your visit. We pride ourselves on the quality of our coffee so will investigate what happened. We're very pleased you love the...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

We have been twice recently-3 weeks ago for a nice Sunday breakfast and last night for one of their occasional dinners, this time Scottish-themed.Very nice food but the attentive and prompt, friendly service can’t be recommended too highly. A very nice room, spotlessly clean. Only...More

1  Thank DavidAlves
Shelley R, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your five star review for Restoration Cafe - I'll ensure your kind comments are passed to the team who will be delighted to read them. The new breakfast menu is fantastic with wide selection from pancakes to granola, eggs benedict...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Buccleuch beef melt with caramelised onions and Cheddar cheese on toasted sourdough with salad and fries This description says to me the beef and cheese is ON toasted sourdough not in it . It was basically a toastie and a very dry one as well.The...More

Thank Shirley P
Shelley R, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Shirley, thank you so much for providing your feedback and we are very sorry to hear your meal was not as it should have been on the day of your visit. We've spoken with both the chef and waiting teams to provide additional training...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Been to Dalkeith Park twice now and our kids just love it! So much to do in either the play park or just around the grounds. There is a courtyard surrounded with shops and restaurants which is just gorgeous to sit and relax, we had...More

Thank Vivi2028
Shelley R, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you so much for your fantastic recommendation! It's wonderful to hear how much both you and your kids love Fort Douglas and Restoration Yard here at Dalkeith Country Park. The new Sky Maze extension opening in 2019 will be a even more adventurous play...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I went with my youngest grandkid we had a ball at fort Douglas climbing zip wires Tunnels castle shouts ropes .Then went to cafe for juice coffee and cakes lovely jubbly. Then bag across bridge and cave to fort Douglas for more fun .This place...More

Thank bopper69bp
Shelley R, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

It's brilliant to hear how much you all enjoyed your visit. There really is something here for people of all ages and interests. Fort Douglas is such a magical place for the kids and as you mention car parking is free and very easy which...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to walk, shop & eat. Regularly go walking with dog & family in the park then down to the courtyard for a coffee or some shopping. Have visited numerous times & feel lucky to have this place in our area. Definitely worth a...More

Thank brunorose1971
Shelley R, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you so much for your five-star review and your kind words. We're thrilled to hear you love coming here on a regular basis whether it's for a walk, shop or coffee stop. It's well worth signing up for a loyalty card if you haven't...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

First time we've been here since the children's play park has been updated. It is certainly worthwhile as the children furtherly enjoyed playing in the fort and all the slides, climbing items. Good outdoor area with plenty to walk around and do. There are shops...More

Thank Donald L
Shelley R, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks very much for visiting us Donald - brilliant to hear how much you enjoyed our beautiful walks and adventure playground. Fort Douglas is such a magical place for children of all ages with the treehouse fort, zip slides, swings, rope bridges and lofty walkways....More

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Howard C
18 August 2016|
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Response from Emily M | Reviewed this property |
As far as I'm aware, yes. I quite often go with my sisters in laws and their dog and we let him off the lead. New fences have been put up which clearly mark off where live stock graze. If you're concerned, double check at... More
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Anne R
6 August 2016|
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Response from Restoration Yar... D | Property representative |
Hi, entrance to the park is £1 per person, but this is refundable against any purchase in Restoration Yard or Fort Douglas. Thanks.
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