Top tours in Midlothian

Come together with friends and family to experience, learn and explore.  Around and about Midlothian find different tours and memories to share. Here is our pick!

Distilleries & Breweries

Stewart Brewing Craft Beer Brewery  Brewery Tours – Go behind the scenes, discover the history of Stewart Brewing, and try a few beers to discover a new favourite. There’s also the Brew Yourself experience where you can find out how to brew your own beer with an expert.

If your preferred tipple is gin head to the Secret Garden Distillery. Learn about the array of botanicals that go into the gins in the newly built on site drying room and glasshouse, before enjoying a tasting or two. The distillery is located in a lovely garden setting just outside Edinburgh.


Heritage stories

Discover more of the stories from Midlothian’s famous heritage places. At Rosslyn Chapel join a tour to discover the secrets of the chapel or book a special candlelit tour available on certain dates.

At Arniston House look out for regular tour dates through summer, or book a bespoke group tour of this historic landmark. The guided tours are regularly led by family members so you can hear their ancestral stories of the house through the ages.

Unique to Midlothian is the National Mining Museum Scotland and a fascinating tour of the pithead and underground roadway is available. Discover 180 years of mining history brought to life by one of the   ex-miner guides!

Check out the Dalkeith Museum for walking tours and for some dates the Dark and Deadly Evening tours, and hear stories of Dalkeith's varied past or follow the heritage trail yourself through the town!

Making your own trails and special occasion dining look no further than topping and tailing your tour with lovely food from special places like The Secret Herb Garden Café & Bistro or Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park.  Sample a delicious pizza in the Stewart Brewing Bar & Pizza Kitchen or dine at The Papermill, Lasswade, in a historic former paper mill, with views over the River Esk.

Check out each place's website for up-to-date times and booking details.