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Vogrie House & Country Park

Door open days

7 September 2019 (House Tours at 1300 and 1500 hrs: booking essential!)


Vogrie retains much of its character as a Victorian parkland estate, with sweeping carriage drives, beautifully landscaped vistas, an original walled garden and the baronial-style Vogrie House.  Built in 1876 by Andrew Heiton, Town Architect for Perth, the house is a fine example of Victorian baronial splendour and one of the best surviving examples of Heiton's work.  The house was a typical country house with a library, servants quarters and many bedrooms.  Transformed in the 1920s into a nursing home for the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, the house was sold on to local government in the 1950s and had a role during the Cold War as a control centre for communications.


Key Information

Architect: Andrew Heiton

Building Date: 1876

Vogrie House Tours

Guided tours at 1300 and 1500 hrs lasting approximately 45 minutes. 

Age 16+

Booking essential - please telephone 01875 821716 (Friday-Monday).


Please note that standard parking charges apply.



Where to find us

  • S of Dalkeith on B6372, off A6 & A7
  • Vogrie Country Park
  • Dalkeith
  • EH23 4NU