Spring 2023 at the Old Millhouse

Spring is a fantastic time to visit Scotland – from historic castles to visit, to outdoor pursuits like hiking and biking to enjoying the best food and drink the country has to offer!

Here is our selection of things to do:


Historic Environment Scotland manages a host of Castles and historic sites around Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle! Check out the selection that are within easy travelling distance from the Old Millhouse, including Craigmillar Castle, Blackness Castle and Holyrood Abbey.

View Castles close by


Scotland is ideal for exploring outdoors in the Spring, from hiking in the Pentlands, biking at Glentress or trying a bit of paddleboarding.  Johanne, our House Manager can assist with some inspiration or try Visit Scotland online for the best biking trails to adventure activities in Scotlands cities.

Food & Drink

Scotland is famous for its traditional cuisine such as haggis, but did you know that Edinburgh alone has 20 restaurants featured in the Michelin guide? Explore the best eateries locally, or take it a step further and chat to us about booking our private chef to prepare meals for you at the Old Millhouse during your stay.


Contact us

The Old Millhouse 40 Newmills Road Dalkeith EH22 2AQ

Phone: 0131 660 1767

Mobile: 0782 477 3060