Midlothian is on the outskirts of the Edinburgh City Council boundary to the south and has boundaries with East Lothian,West Lothian and the Scottish Borders area. As you can see from the map there are a number of places that can be visited that the whole family can enjoy. The towns to look out for are Bilston Borthwick Cousland Crichton Dalkeith Gorebridge Loanhead Newbattle Newtongrange Pathhead Penicuik Roslin.
Roslin has the Rosslyn Chapel famous for the Da Vinci Code and close by Roslin Castle. Dalkeith has a Palace and adventure playground for the children (Fort George). Gorebridge has a castle and falconry attraction. Borthwick has a castle worth the journey. Crichton also has a castle and church. Cousland has a smithy. Bilston has a tower and a Kelpies Horses head but smaller. Newbattle has an Abbey and Newtongrange has a bridge and the National Mining Museum.
More to See and Do in Midlothian
There are many other thing to see which are highlighted on the website with Loanhead there is a brewery and tour. There are local lothian buses that come from Edinburgh which go to most Midlothian towns and are inexpensive. The Ski and board slops were used to train the British Olympic team before the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games. Dalkeith Country Park where the palace stands has a cafe restaurant and shops for the adults while the children have a great time at Fort George adventure park. At Newtongrange the whole family can enjoy the National Mining Museum. Loanhead and Stewart’s Brewery is for the over 18’s. Take the tour try the beer and have a good time. For the history buffs try Crichton Castle, Borthwick Castle, Roslin Castle, Melville Castle, Hawthorndean Castle and Bilston Glen where a cave where William Wallace once hid and St Nicholas’s ruins in Dalkeith