Dalkeith travel guide

Dalkeith Tourism | Dalkeith Guide

You're Going to Love Dalkeith

With a population of 11.502, Dalkeith is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Dalkeith to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Dalkeith

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bombay Lounge (202 High Street) and Afternoon Tea @ Restoration Cafe (Restoration Yard Dalkeith Country Park) are great picks.

When to visit Dalkeith

Dalkeith in January
Estimated hotel price
£89
1 night at 3-star hotel
Dalkeith in January
Estimated hotel price
£89
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Dalkeith

Plane

When flying to Dalkeith, you’ll arrive at Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI), which is located 20 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Dalkeith include Ryanair UK, easyJet and Loganair. The shortest domestic flight to Dalkeith departs from Belfast and takes around 50m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Dalkeith, followed by Lumo. The train journey from Dalkeith to Manchester takes 3h 13m and costs around £23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about £45 for a 3h 20m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Dalkeith is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 273 km from Dalkeith. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Dalkeith, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Dalkeith takes 129 km and will cost you around £4. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about £18 for a journey of 249 km.

Plane

When flying to Dalkeith, you’ll arrive at Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI), which is located 20 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Dalkeith include Ryanair UK, easyJet and Loganair. The shortest domestic flight to Dalkeith departs from Belfast and takes around 50m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Dalkeith, followed by Lumo. The train journey from Dalkeith to Manchester takes 3h 13m and costs around £23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about £45 for a 3h 20m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Dalkeith is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 273 km from Dalkeith. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Dalkeith, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Dalkeith takes 129 km and will cost you around £4. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about £18 for a journey of 249 km.

Airlines serving Dalkeith

Lufthansa
Good (4,575 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,399 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,590 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,542 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,924 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,662 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,153 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Dalkeith

Most booked hotels in Dalkeith

The Melville Inn by Innkeeper's Collection
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£76+
Carberry Tower Mansion House And Estate
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£132+
Orocco Pier
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£91+
Melville Castle
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£160+
Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£133+
Laird And Dog Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£72+

Hiring a car in Dalkeith

Hiring a car in Dalkeith costs £18 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 115% cheaper than airport locations in Dalkeith.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Dalkeith (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Dalkeith is Intermediate (Skoda Octavia or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Kia Niro or similar) is, on average, 38% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Dalkeith costs £18 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 115% cheaper than airport locations in Dalkeith.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Dalkeith (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Dalkeith is Intermediate (Skoda Octavia or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Kia Niro or similar) is, on average, 38% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.