Dalkeith Country Park

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The estate evolved around Dalkeith House which was built around 1700, as a large pleasure garden. It never stops changing. The formality of manicured lawns and hedges has been softened by natures hand over the years and has produced this unique semi-natural woodland which is the home to deer, foxes and a myriad of smaller birds, animals and insects. The woodland although planted and managed as a commercial crop still maintains a feeling of wildwood and romance.

Dalkeith Country Park

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Edinburgh and Lothians

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.