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Vogrie House & Country Park

Door open days

8 September 2018 (House Tours at 1100, 1300 and 1500 hrs)

9 September 2018 (Wild Day 1000 until 1500 hrs)

Midlothian

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.

Facilities

Key Information

Architect: Andrew Heiton

Building Date: 1876

Vogrie House Tours

Guided tours at 1100, 1300 and 1500 hrs lasting approximately 45 minutes. 

Age 8+

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking essential - please telephone 01875 821716.

Please note that standard parking charges apply.

 

Wild Day - 1000 to 1500 hrs

Learn how to build waterproof shelters using natural materials, and fires to keep you warm and monsters at bay!  We will also cook some tasty treats on an open fire accompanied by a woody brew.

Age 8+

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at Vogrie House.

Booking essential - please telephone 01875 821716.

Please note that standard parking charges apply.

Where to find us

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