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Brief description of site

Dalhousie Castle is situated on a meander of the South River Esk. Very little remains of the 19th-century picturesque landscape although some woodland walks can just be traced along the river. A few late-18th-century plantings that were once part of an avenue survive in Anna Park. Castle Park is farmed for arable crops. Dalhousie Castle has been run as a hotel since 1972.

Brief history of site

Dalhousie Castle was associated with the Ramseys of Dalhousie from the 12th to the 20th century. A designed landscape was in place before 1750 and was subsequently altered in the mid-19th century. The estate was known for the picturesque layout and the extensive collection of trees.

Location information:

Address: Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, EH19 3JB

Locality: Bonnyrigg

Local Authorities:

Midlothian; Arniston/Cockpen

Historical County: Midlothian

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 66 Grid Ref: NT323636
Latitude: 55.8608 Longitude: -3.08318

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: 1700 to 1750

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 350.2

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