VISITING PENICUIK

Every year, thousands of visitors enjoy Penicuik and its surroundings to the full. Its beautiful landscape setting was once celebrated in verse by William McGonagall

 

  Sadly Midlothian council, who held this recently-planted part of the conservation area –the old Penicuik Glebe in the heart of the town- have now sold it to developers to create a car park.. All the trees and planting you see here have been removed and replaced by tarmac. As visitors said this summer:  “Alas Poor Penicuik”. Penicuik’s townsfolk will do our best to improve what’s left.  Picture: PCDT

Places to see

THE LOST GARDEN OF PENICUIK

Old Penicuik : Valleyfield Monument: : Bank Mill project : Rosslyn Chapel : Penicuik House & Gardens : The Esk Valley : The Pentland Hills:

City of Edinburgh: Edinburgh’s  attractions are just a short busride away: city centre tourist map here   Craigmillar Castle

Temple Village : Borthwick Village and Castle : Crichton Church and Castle: Cousland Smiddy ; New Hailes House : Seton Church: Newhall Gardens: Little Sparta Garden: Great Polish Map of Scotland at Barony Castle: Peebles & Neidpath Castle: Dunfermline Town Abbey & Palace: Linlithgow Town and Palace: The Union Canal: Dalkeith Palace Grounds: Newbattle Abbey: Cramond: Portobello: Inveresk Gardens: Inchcolm Abbey and Bird Sanctuary: Dawyck Gardens : Broughton Gallery : Penicuik Pottery: Ian Newton , Gus Fisher & Ninemileburn’s Spital Stonework Studio :   Whitmuir organic Farm

 

 

Places to stay

Most overnight visitors to Penicuik are staying with host families. There’s Craigiebield Hotel and a range of B&Bs in Penicuik itself, plus distinctive out-of-town places like Newhall & Spittal Cottages, Gorton House, Eastside Cottages or Skirling House .

 

Places to eat and drink

In Penicuik: Gallery Cafe: Le Tout P’ti: Clippers: Peni Deli

Points south: Old Bakehouse West Linton: Cringletie House: Horseshoe Inn: 

In Edinburgh:  Blue at the Traverse:  Hendersons Salad Table Hanover St: 

Bow Bar Victoria St:  Leslies Bar Ratcliffe Ter Newington

Good Seed Bistro Dalry Rd Haymarket:   Locando de Gusti East London St Broughton:   Espy on Portobello Prom at Bath St. 

 

 

SOME PENICUIK EVENTS

PENICUIK PICTURES

PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL

helpexchange volunteering in Penicuik

COWAN ADVERTISEMENTS OF 1944

 

Penicuik Vaults taize singers in old stone places

 

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