Gorebridge Midlothian Scotland
Dalhousie Castle stands on the river Esk built circa 1170 and extended to present form circa 1450. The Ramsay family can be traced back to circa 1124 when David I came with many noblemen to reclaim Scotland and gifted lands to the noblemen of one was said to have been Sir Symon de Ramesie who was given lands in Midlothian. The Ramsay family have been linked to many famous times, at the Battle of Bannockburn 1314, the signing of the declaration of Arbroath 1320, the siege of Dunbar in 1338, the Battle of Flodden Field 1513, the Gowrie conspiracy of 1600, Dalhousie Castle was sold by the Ramsay’s in 1972 and has been a Hotel since. Dalhousie Castle is a powerful building and has many original attributes. The Bottle dungeon and the drinking well still with drinking water. A magnificent structure to be visited.
The Falconry Experience @ Dalhousie Castle
A truly unique experience that is available at Dalhousie Castle is the Falconry area where there are many birds of prey. Kestrels, Owls, Hawks and Eagles. Have one fly to your gloved hand something that is unforgettable.
Vogrie Country Park
The original Vogrie house was built circa 1880 and opened as a country park in 1980. Vogrie House, Park and Golf course. A truly magnificent area to have a day out. There is an adventure play area and toddlers play park, a miniature railway, guided nature walks, Cafe, large seats for a rest, many country paths for walking, cycling or horse riding.
The lands of Arniston House Estate were purchased by The 16th Laird of Dundas Castle in South Queensferry for his son. The building of Arniston House began in 1725 designed by William Adam and later parts by Robert Adam and John Adam. The house is built on the site of Old Arniston Castle circa 1590 and some of the original house remains as part of the present house. The Estate still owned by the Dundas Family is well worth the visit to a true stately home of nobility.