New Homes in Midlothian
Make the Move
Midlothian is a Scottish county to the south of Edinburgh, and includes the towns of Dalkeith, Pathhead, Bonnyrigg, Gorebridge, Temple and Penicuik. Sitting alongside the Pentland Hills, new homes in Midlothian enjoy the lovely countryside of the region, all within easy reach of Scotland’s capital.
There are no motorways in Midlothian. Instead, the region is served by four major A roads running north to south - the A68, the A7, the A701 and the A702. A journey from one side of the region to the other - Dalkeith to Nine Mile Burn - takes just 20 minutes by car.
The Borders Railway Project has reopened train links from Midlothian to Edinburgh. There are a total of four stations at Shawfair, Eskbank, Gorebridge and Newtongrange. The ScotRail service from Newtongrange Station to Edinburgh takes 30 minutes.
Heading further afield, Dalkeith to Glasgow is an hour journey by car via the M8. Trains do not run directly to Glasgow from Midlothian - passengers must change at Edinburgh. To reach London, the journey takes six hours and 30 minutes from Dalkeith. The quickest route is by train from Edinburgh - a journey which lasts four hours and 30 minutes.
The nearest international airport is in Edinburgh (26 minutes).
Places of interest
Midlothian is great for hill walkers, cyclists and golfers, with the Pentland Hills to the west of the region, and Vogrie Country Park estate & Victorian manor house near Pathhead. The Glencorse Golf Course at Milton Bridge was voted one of Scotland’s hidden gems by US magazine, Sports Illustrated.
For sporting fans, Midlothian Snowsports Centre in the Pentland Hills is the longest dry ski slope in Europe. Young families can also enjoy Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World in Lasswade.
Midlothian is full of historic attractions and country houses. Highlights include the architecture at the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, a one-of-a-kind facade at Crichton Castle, and the Palladian style mansion, Arniston House. Cousland Smiddy and Newbattle Abbey are also popular for an insight into the history of Midlothian.
The National Mining Museum Scotland is located in Newtongrange, and includes a tour of the pithead and an interactive mining zone. It has been voted a 5 star attraction by the Scottish Tourist Board.
Close to Edinburgh, Midlothian is within close reach of the city’s higher education institutions; the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University and the Edinburgh College of Art.