Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Dalkeith

Enjoy the cathedral and other features of Dalkeith. This welcoming and romantic city entices travellers with its restaurants and bars. Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Dalkeith a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Dalkeith

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

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

How many holiday rentals are available around Dalkeith?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,670 holiday lettings around Dalkeith. From 123 houses to 1,434 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dalkeith:

  • New Town: 892 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 852 holiday homes
  • Leith: 490 holiday homes
  • West End: 668 holiday homes
  • Newington: 513 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dalkeith? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dalkeith. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dalkeith Country Park: 1,902 holiday lettings
  • Newtongrange Station: 1,891 holiday lettings
  • Eskbank Station: 1,907 holiday lettings
  • Scottish Mining Museum: 1,361 holiday lettings
  • Wild Days Falconry and Fishing trips: 1,389 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Dalkeith?

Yes, of course. offers 123 Houses in Dalkeith. Our other popular types of Dalkeith holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,434 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 69 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 69 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dalkeith?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 33 holiday homes with pool available in Dalkeith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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