Lothianbridge Viaduct - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Lothianbridge Viaduct
The Lothianbridge Viaduct carries the Borders Railway, which opened in 2015, over the River South Esk near Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland. It was built by the Marquess of Lothian to extend the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway from Dalhousie Mains to his coal pits at Arniston. The present viaduct was opened in 1849 by the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway to carry the Waverley Line, running between Edinburgh and Carlisle. The viaduct was designed by John Miller.
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Attractions Near Lothianbridge Viaduct
National Mining Museum Scotland
1.37km from Lothianbridge Viaduct
The National Mining Museum Scotland was created in 1984, to preserve the physical surface remains of Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland. It tells the story of coal for Scotland through exhibitions and guided tours of the pithead. See hear and feel what life was like for the miners and their families with real insights from ex-miner tour guides.
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
2.93km from Lothianbridge Viaduct
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.
Gore Glen Woodland Park
2.98km from Lothianbridge Viaduct
A vast green park situated west of Gorebridge, close to Robert Adams Wood. It represents a regenerated industrial landscape located a half-mile west of Gorebridge in Midlothian. The landscape was principally the result of coal-mining activity from the 19th century until the 1960s. There are free curricular based environmental education activities for schools and groups, led and organised by the Ranger Service.
Dalkeith Country Park
3.09km from Lothianbridge Viaduct
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.
3.77km from Lothianbridge Viaduct
Mavisbank House is Category A listed by Historic Scotland. The house was partially destroyed and left in ruin by a fire in 1973. It was designed by the architect William Adam constructed between 1723 and 1727. Unfortuneately the house neglected and the interiors were ruined by fire in 1973 but it is still an interesting sight for visitors to see. Parking is available in Loanhead.
Discover More Attractions in Midlothian, Home of Lothianbridge Viaduct
Midlothian is a historic county, registration county, lieutenancy area and one of 32 council areas of Scotland used for local government. Midlothian lies in the east-central Lowlands, bordering the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.