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Newhailes Estate

Newhailes Estate

0.32km from Newhailes Road

Newhailes Estate stretches out over 80-acres and is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. At the heart of the estate is Newhailes House, one of the most impressive 17th-century Palladian villas in Scotland. The house is most notably linked with the influential Dalrymple family who acquired it in 1709 and continuously inhabited it for nearly 300 years.

Newhailes Estate

Newhailes Estate

0.54km from Newhailes Road

Newhailes is one of the most impressive 17th century Palladian villas and beautiful estate in Scotland. It was home to the Dalrymple family for more than 300 years, and the Estate stretches out over 80-acres and has been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland since 1997.

Musselburgh Beach

Musselburgh Beach

0.64km from Newhailes Road

Musselburgh has a short beach, but when the tide is low, you can walk far out from the shoreline, which is quite thrilling, especially when the temperature is only 1 degree.

Musselburgh Museum

Musselburgh Museum

1.61km from Newhailes Road

Discover the long and remarkable history of the Honest Toun through the changing displays and exhibitions, and have fun with the activities for children and families. The Museum is operated by the volunteers of Musselburgh Museum and Heritage Group with support from East Lothian Council. It has a programme of changing displays and exhibitions, so there is always something new to see. There are also activities for children and families and we welcome group visits. Just get in touch - we would be

Inveresk Lodge Garden

Inveresk Lodge Garden

1.95km from Newhailes Road

This delightful 17th century hillside garden is awaiting your discovery. Tucked away within stone boundary walls you will find tall trees, fragrant flowers, songbirds and clear water. In the charming village of Inveresk, there is a heady mix of rare and familiar scents - a wonderful sensory experience.

Musselburgh Racecourse

Musselburgh Racecourse

1.96km from Newhailes Road

Musselburgh Racecourse is firmly established as one of the UK’s most stylish racecourses, offering award-winning facilities in a 5-star visitor attraction located only 6 miles from Edinburgh with excellent transport links and free parking. The course offers both flat racing and National Hunt meetings and is 2 km long. In the middle of the course is a nine-hole golf course, Musselburgh Links, dating from at least 1672. The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club was founded there in 1774.

Portobello Beach

Portobello Beach

2.81km from Newhailes Road

Portobello is a popular sandy beach in the Edinburgh suburb by the same name. Being close to the city, it draws many summer visitors who flock here to swim, play in the waves and sunbathe. One of the iconic location for a holiday and also you can spend some good time in the seabank.

Musselburgh Lagoons

Musselburgh Lagoons

3.03km from Newhailes Road

Musselburgh Lagoons, at the mouth of the River Esk, were formed in 1964 by the South of Scotland Electricity Board. They constructed a large concrete sea wall encompassing four large lagoons which were used for the dumping of fly-ash from the nearby Cockenzie Power Station. As a result of this, large numbers of waders, gulls, terns and duck now use these lagoons as a high tide roost site, particularly the lagoon nearest to the river mouth.

Prestongrange Museum

Prestongrange Museum

4.26km from Newhailes Road

Prestongrange is a free, family friendly open-air museum on the site of a former colliery. For centuries Prestongrange was a place of intense industrial activity. A harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks have all left their marks on the landscape. Monks from Newbattle Abbey first mined for coal here in the 12th century. From that a coal mining industry developed and the first shaft of Prestongrange's last mine was sunk in 1830. A beam engine, modified by Harvey and Company of Hoy

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle

4.46km from Newhailes Road

Craigmillar Castle is one of the best preserved castles of its period in Scotland. Built at the beginning of the 14th century by the Preston family, it had an L-shaped tower, a wall with buildings inside, attractive gardens and a fish pond. It is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Scotland. The central tower house, or keep, is surrounded by a 15th-century courtyard wall with "particularly fine" defensive features.

Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park

4.58km from Newhailes Road

Dalkeith Country Park is a beautiful estate at only 2200 acres but with 600 acres of predominantly broadleaved woodland located only five miles from Edinburgh city centre. At the heart of the Country Park is the 600 year old Dalkeith Old Oak Wood nestling in the meetings of the North and South Esk rivers. One of the iconic location where you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.

Dr Neil's Garden

Dr Neil's Garden

4.66km from Newhailes Road

A wonderful, secluded, landscaped garden on the lower slopes of Arthur’s Seat including conifers, heathers, alpines, a physic garden, herbaceous borders and ponds. One of the iconic location for a recharge of your mind and body and also you can have a short walk in this beautiful location.

Dalkeith Corn Exchange

Dalkeith Corn Exchange

4.9km from Newhailes Road

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

5.18km from Newhailes Road

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World is the world's longest running butterfly house and one of Scotland's favourite tourist and educational attractions. Get inside into their world of butterflies, reptiles, bugs and beasties! Take a tour through their rainforest and get close to the animals during your visit.

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

5.32km from Newhailes Road

Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads. It offers visitors to Edinburgh the opportunity to walk hand-hewn chambers and passages and explore one of the most mysterious underworld places in the history of the city. These underground rooms and hallways were hand-carved from sandstone under the streets of a former mining town and current Edinburgh suburb of Gilmerton.

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park

5.36km from Newhailes Road

Holyrood Park is the largest green space in Edinburgh with 650 acres. The park houses various hills, lochs, cliffs and vast green plains. The park is associated with the royal palace of Holyroodhouse and was formerly a 12th-century royal hunting estate. The park was created in 1541 when James V had the ground "circulit about Arthurs Sett, Salisborie and Duddingston craggis" enclosed by a stone wall.

Preston Tower

Preston Tower

6.23km from Newhailes Road

Preston Tower is a ruined L-plan keep in the ancient Scottish village of Prestonpans. It is situated within a few metres of two other historic houses, Hamilton House and Northfield House. It stands surrounded by a walled park, which is also home to a lectern doocot. The tower can only be viewed externally, but it remains a fascinating building with a number of very unusual features.

Holyrood Abbey

Holyrood Abbey

6.24km from Newhailes Road

Holyrood Abbey served as a royal residence from the start. Edinburgh Castle was an imposing fortress but was less private than the abbey. The abbey church was used as a parish church until the 17th century, and has been ruined since the 18th century. The remaining walls of the abbey lie adjacent to the palace, at the eastern end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The site of the abbey is protected as a scheduled monument.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

6.27km from Newhailes Road

Palace of Holyroodhouse, also known as Holyrood Palace was originally built by James IV of Scotland between 1501 and 1505, as a Gothic palace adjacent to the 12th-century abbey. It has served as the principal royal residence in Scotland since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining. Queen Elizabeth II spends one week in residence at Holyroodhouse at the beginning of each summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies.

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen's Gallery is an art gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. It forms part of the Palace of Holyroodhouse complex. It was opened in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II, and exhibits works from the Royal Collection. It is open to the public daily. This Victorian building was originally built as Holyrood Free Church, but was last used for worship in 1915, see Redundant church. Prior to its conversion to become the Queen's Gallery the building was used as a storeroom.

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Newhailes Road

Newhailes Road

Newhailes Rd, Musselburgh EH21, UK

Newhailes House is a Palladian style country house which stands in 80 acres of parkland on the edge of the small town of Musselburgh in East Lothian, Scotland. Originally named Whitehills, it is a Category A listed building which is now occupied and maintained by the National Trust for Scotland. Visitors will see the remarkable library wing, imposing Italian marble fireplaces, gilded eagles over the drawing room windows, Chinese wallpaper and an impressive art collection.