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Great facility for kids (of all ages) and excellent cafes for the adults.

Took two year old to Fort Douglas today and had a great time. I particularly liked the tunnel slide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MountainRach
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Expensive for What it Is

The park itself is beautiful and well maintained, and the cafe serves lovely food. However Fort... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
315evew
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Dalkeith Country Park is a stunning destination just a few miles from Edinburgh's city centre. Home to the award-winning Restoration Yard Store, Café and Wellbeing Lab plus Fort Douglas Adventure Playground, there is something for all ages to enjoy...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took two year old to Fort Douglas today and had a great time. I particularly liked the tunnel slide (age 37) he loved the roundabout and the little cars. We did go to the ‘street food festival’ but it did get pretty busy and queues...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park itself is beautiful and well maintained, and the cafe serves lovely food. However Fort Douglas is very overpriced for what you get..... Adults have to pay to enter, it was later in the day and while I understand it was busy the staff...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 315evew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day at Dalkeith. Our children aged 4 & 6 absolutely loved Fort Douglas. There's so much for them to do and explore. Love the fact it's mainly all made of wood - all feels very sturdy and looks sympathetic to the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lorz79
ShelleyRGibson, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your five-star review! It sounds like you had a brilliant day out at the park in Fort Douglas and Restoration Yard. We'll look into the Coffee Cabin service and are sorry to hear you had...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day in the park today , followed by a great lunch in the restoration cafe , It was very busy, and the waiting staff dealt with the rush easily - working fast , efficient and always smiling 😀 The food was very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KG5991
ShelleyRGibson, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your fantastic review and for recommending Restoration Café to others. It's so lovely to hear what a great lunch you had - the team will be thrilled to read your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dalkeith country park is a massive park where the kids can run and play for hours for free. There's the main attraction for children which is high rope adventure park which they will love. There also a cafe restaurant and shops for people just want...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve S
ShelleyRGibson, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve, thanks for your five-star review! As you mention, it is free to enter the park itself as access to our privately owned estate is included as part of any purchase made here whether it's Fort Douglas adventure playpark entry or a treat in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking forward to a nice lunch in the Restaurant. It was very busy but the lady got us a table and we sat down to read the menus,however we both looked at each other and said this is too noisy to enjoy your food, so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank borthwickdene
ShelleyRGibson, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to see us and for your feedback. We're so sorry you struggled to hear on your visit and then left. It must have been an exceptionally busy day when you visited - we don't feel that with our increased popularity the...More

Reviewed March 11, 2019

Had previously taken grand daughters who used everything on offer and had a grand day out. Lovely browsing in top end shops a wee bonus.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ShelleyRGibson, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

Restoration Yard's store really is gorgeous - it's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed a browse around our homeware, fashion, books, kids and foodhall. It's a real experience in itself and you can get lost in there, everything is so beautiful! It's lovely to...More

Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

What an amazing place so much for children to do of all ages. The slides were a huge hit and we had nice sunny weather that helped. Most definatiy will be back.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 397rachelo
ShelleyRGibson, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

Thanks so much for your amazing five-star review of Fort Douglas! We love hearing how much fun you all had on your visit. If you're visiting on a few occasions it's well worth signing up for our loyalty card as you can collect and redeem...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

The newly opened Fort Douglas is great for kids and big kids .. loads of places to run about and get lost or play hide & seek .. down the flying fox or race each other on the slides .. good fun was had by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LollsTrips
ShelleyRGibson, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

Mmmm...our coffee really is the best around! So pleased to hear you enjoyed it. There is so much to do here at the park as you mention - from Fort Douglas adventure park to the stunning walks through our ancient woodland. Plus some excellent shopping,...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

We have been once before but it was last June. Amazed to see the new structure, and the kids had a ball. So safe for them to climb and run free!! Entry costs aren’t high (£7 for my son, £3 for me - probably a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank scotbokkie
ShelleyRGibson, Marketing Manager at Dalkeith Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

We love that you all had so much fun here at Fort Douglas! Sky Maze opened in February and really is in incredible addition to the park with its maze of sky-high walkways, treehouses, the invisible floor, climbing nets and huge slides. We encourage multi-generational...More

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howardc14
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Response from Emily M | Reviewed this property |
As far as I'm aware, yes. I quite often go with my sisters in laws and their dog and we let him off the lead. New fences have been put up which clearly mark off where live stock graze. If you're concerned, double check at... More
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Anne R
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Response from Restoration Yar... D | Property representative |
Hi, entrance to the park is £1 per person, but this is refundable against any purchase in Restoration Yard or Fort Douglas. Thanks.
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