Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Dalkeith

Enjoy the cathedral and other features of Dalkeith. This welcoming and romantic city entices travelers with its restaurants and bars. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Dalkeith

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Dalkeith a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Muirfield Golf Course (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Butterfly and Insect World (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Gilmerton Cove (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dalkeith

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dalkeith is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arthur's Seat (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Holyrood Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Calton Hill (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Dalkeith Country Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Dalkeith

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Eskbank Station, Newtongrange Station and Shawfair Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Dalkeith?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,049 vacation rentals near Dalkeith. From 163 Houses to 1,803 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dalkeith for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dalkeith?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dalkeith:

  • Old Town: 1,089 vacation rentals
  • New Town: 1,161 vacation rentals
  • Leith: 616 vacation rentals
  • West End: 872 vacation rentals
  • Merchiston: 401 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dalkeith?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dalkeith. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dalkeith Country Park: 2,276 vacation rentals
  • Eskbank Station: 2,288 vacation rentals
  • Scottish Mining Museum: 2,238 vacation rentals
  • Newtongrange Station: 2,267 vacation rentals
  • Shawfair Station: 2,296 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dalkeith listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dalkeith?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 163 Houses in Dalkeith. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dalkeith include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,803 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 52 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dalkeith?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in Dalkeith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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