Newbattle Abbey

Newbattle Abbey, Dalkeith: Hours, Address, Newbattle Abbey Reviews: 4.5/5

Newbattle Abbey
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Discover one of Midlothian's hidden, historical treasures. Set in 125 acres of spectacular grounds this 19th century stately home is Scotland's national centre for adult residential education. The Abbey also provides an outstanding conference and training venue, group accommodation, and a unique setting for small weddings and other celebrations. Join a guided tour and hear the enchanting story of Newbattle Abbey from the 12th century to present day.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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ScottishTemplar
Edinburgh, UK1,584 contributions
Lovely building and groinds
Feb 2021 • Solo
The facade is beautiful and the grounds are lovely to walk around. There is a nice walk by the river. The entrance gate is impressive with stone lions above you guarding the road. The Abbey is now a college and some modern buildings have been added which detract from the picturesque nature of the building but it is still well worth paying a visit.
Written 8 February 2021
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Care S
Midlothian, UK40 contributions
Funeral tea
Dec 2020 • Friends
Would recommend this venue for any gathering. Beautiful building and setting with ample car parking. Donna and her team were well organised, friendly and helpful. We had a funeral tea here last week and were well catered for and looked after admirably.

Just a very nice venue for any occasion.
Written 14 December 2020
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mark P
2 contributions
Great walk for dogs
Jan 2020 • Couples
We take our dog here a lot. Loves running by (and in!) the river and the grounds of the abbey are fantastic
Written 7 January 2020
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Hannah G
Glasgow, UK84 contributions
Beautiful riverside woodlands, no public toilets
Jul 2019 • Solo
The grounds surrounding Newbattle Abbey College are spacious. Lord Ancrum's Wood and the South Esk river run through or alongside the grounds of the property, and there are many walking trails that are family friendly and dog friendly along the river. Peaceful and pretty greenery. There are no public toilet amenities in the grounds or woods. There is lots of parking though and a bus stop at the front gate, as the train station is a 28-30 minute walk.
Written 16 July 2019
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Hello Hannah! We have discussed the need for public toilets, specially now that our Woodland Ranger is organising activities for the community. It will definately happen at some point in the future, but we need to get some funding. For now we will have to wait but fingers crossed!
Written 23 July 2019
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Voyage796543
2 contributions
Amazing history
Dec 2018 • Solo
Not only is this a beautiful building with many lovely archetectural features - oak stairs, panelled ballroom, amazing crypt.
But there is also a wealth of history from the writing of the Declaration of Arbroath through the Second World War training and the ground breaking education for all of more modern times - Edwin Muir and George Mackay Brown were both here.
It is a lovely and rewarding visit. Check the tour times.
Written 5 June 2019
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Thank you very much Voyage796543. Our pleasure to share our history with you. You are welcome to come back to have a stroll around our gardens or enjoy an afternoon tea. The house is open to whoever wants to enjoy it.
Written 6 June 2019
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Elizabeth L
Edinburgh, UK46 contributions
Meeting
Oct 2018 • Business
Beautiful historical place. Lovely friendly staff and excellent food, ample parking, would lovely to hold a private function here.
Written 12 February 2019
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Hello Elizabeth. Thanks so much for your review. If you are interested in organising a private function get in touch with our events team by e-mailing events@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk. We would be more than happy to help. You are also invited to our Open Day on the 13th of March. We have free guided tours @ 4 & 6pm. The history of the place is fascinating. Regards, MS.
Written 13 February 2019
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Jen Anstruther
1 contribution
Family celebration huge success
Dec 2018 • Family
We had a small family celebration for my parent's 50th anniversary at Newbattle Abby which was a HUGE success. We found everyone extremely friendly and helpful - Miriam organised it all smoothly, Stuart provided a ton of delicious food, Elaine (catering) and Elaine (reception) were both lovely. All the staff did a great job. To round it all perfectly, Eric gave us a tour of the building and an insight into its varied history. Would recommend highly.
Written 5 December 2018
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Thank you Jennifer. It was our pleasure to help you organise such a lovely event.
Written 7 December 2018
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L Hogg
Northumberland National Park, UK15 contributions
Conference and stay over venue
Aug 2018 • Business
5 of us attended a two day conference at Newbattle Abbey College and stayed over in the student accommodation. Venue was stunning both inside and surrounding grounds. Accommodation was clean and more than adequate. En-suite rooms with towels, toiletries, tea and coffee facilities supplied for a very reasonable price. Office staff very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Newbattle Abbey College if your in the area. We also booked a table at the Sun Inn a few miles away - go - you won't be disappointed.
Written 24 August 2018
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KeithG1979
Edinburgh, UK85 contributions
Amazing Wedding Venue !
Mar 2018 • Couples
We held our wedding ceremony inside the abbey/small chapel.

The venue is a perfect setting for a small ceremony they also have larger rooms if required.

We also hired a harpist which went done well.

All the staff go above And beyond.

Well done and thank you for the great service provided.

Our guests couldn’t believe we are lucky to have such a beautiful abbey on our door step.

Regards Keith & Binxu
Written 14 March 2018
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Dear Keith and Binxu, thanks so much for your warm words. We were lucky to witness another couple getting married here. It is our pleasure and joy.
Written 21 June 2018
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geeo
High Wycombe, UK351 contributions
Lovely part of the country
Dec 2017 • Couples
Petfect walk and visit on a crisp December day lovely wildlife with an ancient part of Scottish heritage
Written 24 December 2017
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Newbattle Abbey is open:
  • Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00