Doors Open Day: Vogrie House and Country Park
10 September 2011
On Doors Open Day why not take a tour of this 19th Century mansion, learn of its strange and varied past and see the bits which are normally closed off. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Vogrie retains much of its character as a Victorian parkland estate, with sweeping carriage drives, beautifully landscaped vistas, an original walled garden and the baronial styled Vogrie House.
Built in 1876 by Andrew Heiton, town architect for Perth, Vogrie House is a fine example of Victorian Baronial splendour and one of the best surviving examples of Heiton's work. The house was a typical country house with a library, servants quarters and many bedrooms.
Transformed in the 1920's into a nursing home for the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, the house was sold on to local government in the 1950's and had a role during the Cold War as a control centre for communications.
Guided tours, lasting approximately 45 minutes, at:
No pre-booking required.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Whilst the house is open for guided tours at times shown above, the grounds are open from 07:00 until 19:30.
- Parking (standard charges apply)
- Toilets (including disabled)
- Disabled access to ground floor of house only
Find usVogrie House and Country Park
South of Dalkeith on B6372, off A68 and A7
Vogrie Country Park