Never far from...peace and quiet

Never far from...beautiful views

Never far from...serene sunsets

Never far from...doing something different

Never far from... impressive architecture

Never far from... breathtaking walks

There's a LOT in MidLOThian

Never far from...Historic landmarks

Never far from...Mouth-watering meals

Never far from...Imposing castles

Never far from...a warm welcome

Never far from... History and Mystery

Never far from...impressive hotels

Never far from... nature

Never far from...

Welcome to Midlothian

Just South of Edinburgh, Midlothian is often overshadowed by its neighbouring capital city, however visitors can enjoy a taste of the countryside, along with discovering some fascinating heritage sites with each visit. It’s a relatively small area, making it easy to travel around, and unlike the cities you will often find a more personal touch as many attractions maintain long standing family connections and accommodation doesn’t just consist of the big brands. No matter what the time of year, Midlothian is sure to keep you busy and coming back for more.

To discover more about Midlothian’s heritage, nature, towns and villages, and accommodation and eating out please click on links.

For information on days out in Midlothian please click here.

Here in Midlothian, you can enjoy the space and solitude that Scotland is famous for.

The high tops of the Pentland Hills give a glimpse of the Highlands in miniature. An area often popular with hill walkers or outdoor enthusiasts; you could choose to stay in a luxurious country house hotel or a traditional farm cottage on a working sheep farm.

Just a short trip from Edinburgh, historic castles, lochs, golf courses and stunning scenery await you.

Download out Midlothian Map HERE.

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Midlothian Explorer

The new service “Visit Midlothian Explorer” launches on Monday 18 April from the National Mining Museum Scotland at Newtongrange Railway Station. This new service is designed to connect passengers and visitors arriving into Midlothian from the new Borders Railway.

This express service will travel in a circular loop stopping at some of Midlothian key towns and visitor attractions, helping to improve the customer journey and offering an exciting day out exploring Midlothian.

For more information and timetables visit


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Midlothian Tourism Conference

Visit Midlothian 2016

Midlothian’s first tourism conference will take place 26 May 2016 at Newbattle Abbey, Dalkeith.

Hosted by Midlothian Tourism Forum, Midlothian Council and Visit Scotland the conference will give local businesses the opportunity to hear from speakers on some key themes which could help them understand industry trends and grow and develop their business.

The conference will  cover the themes of

Accessible Tourism

Digital Tourism and the Opportunities

Putting the Customer First

The conference will also launch the new Midlothian Tourism Strategy 2016-20.

Full programme and details on how to register can be found here conference16


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