Many of Edinburgh’s highlights can be found close to Crossgatehall, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the wonderful Dalkeith Country Park and the much-loved Butterfly and Insect World. Two more worthwhile attractions you’ll find close by Crossgatehall are the Vogrie Country Park and the Scottish Mining Museum.
Edinburgh is celebrated throughout the world as the home of Edinburgh Castle. This iconic landmark is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the heart of town.
To surround yourself with nature, go and check out the nearby parks and reserves. These are great places to relax and unwind. Walk along the attractive coastal destinations nearby such as Portobello Beach. When the weather’s fine, pay a visit to the Gore Glen Woodland Park in Gorebridge, a place where you can enjoy a little slice of tranquility.
Visitors to Edinburgh should go and see Glenkinchie Distillery in Dalkeith. If you’re into history, the area’s bygone days can still be experienced at Craigmillar Castle.
Experience Crossgatehall’s passion for sports at Meadowbank Stadium. This is home to Edinburgh City F.C. soccer team in winter and the Leith Athletic F.C.. When the full-time siren sounds, follow the throngs of local sports obsessives to the nearby pubs to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.
When you’re ready to relax after discovering the charms of Crossgatehall, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, the Dalhousie Castle Hotel & Spa, Bonnyrigg and the Edinburgh Lodges, Musselburgh are just some of the most popular accommodation options here.