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Vogrie House & Country Park

11 September 2021 (11:00 - 14:00)


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.

For Doors Open Days 2021 we are inviting you to come in for a nose around and a guided tour to learn some fascinating facts of how Vogrie has developed over the centuries, from country estate to country park.  

Guided tours at 11:00 and 14:00, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Ages 16+. Booking essential - please telephone 01875 821716 (Friday-Monday).

Please note that standard parking charges apply.

Refreshments available in the cafe nearby.


Key Information

Architect: Andrew Heiton

Building Date: 1876



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