Midlothian is a constituency district located south of Edinburgh. Much of its border line with Edinburgh is marked by the route of the city bypass and its other borders are shared with the Borders and West and East Lothian. The majority of its territory is occupied by farmland and barren hills, but there are also several small villages and towns that have been formed on the back of the area’s rich mining heritage.
There is a mass of historic buildings of interest in the area, including several castles and houses which are open to the public. One such visitor attraction stands out from the rest, having drawn overwhelming interest in recent years due to its appearance in two widely-read novels and a Holywood blockbuster. That attraction is Rosslyn Chapel of The Da Vinci Code fame, which is an interesting and beautiful building in its own right, but has caught the attention of a wider audience following the release of Dan Brown’s bestseller.
Another well-known attraction in the area is the Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend. For many years, Hillend owned the title of longest dry ski slope in Europe. And, if you’re looking for more activities for the family, then Dalkeith Country Park is a great place for walking or cycling and also includes a giant adventure playground for the kids. Like almost anywhere you go in Scotland, you will find an array of golf courses to suit all standards. There are also two first class driving ranges in Kings Acre and Melville Golf Centre, and both have their own adjacent golf courses.