An upmarket B&B Hotel
Off Street Parking - Public Transport to Edinburgh
Excellent Restaurants and Pub Nearby
The Eskbank, Eskbank, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 3BH
You can experience a stay at The Eskbank B&B Hotel, Dalkeith – just 7 miles from Edinburgh Castle, with 4-star quality, ensuite rooms and top-notch housekeeping. Set in the leafy conservation area of Eskbank & Newbattle Abbey, the Eskbank offers a serene environment with ample off-street parking, a Victorian-walled sunny garden and birdsong. The Hotel won a Scotland-wide thistle competition/award.
We welcome families. The Eskbank is a low alcohol zone. Our breakfasts have a Hebridean cuisine and Taste of Scotland Award.
For a ‘fine dining’ evening experience, take a stroll to the nearby Itihaas, Justinlees or Tiger Lotus within 200 metres.
You will have privacy…., wholly separate from the owners’ house adjacent.
The nearest bus stop is just 25 metres away. Buses run (every 12 minutes daytime), 24 hours a day to Edinburgh.
TRAINS run to Edinburgh and Galashiels in the Borders every half hour.
Our accommodation offers a comfortable and well-equipped stay for our guests.
Rooms you can book are:
- Double Room x 3
- Family Quad Room x 2
- Twin Room
- Single Room
Our rooms include:
Things to do
You will find Edinburgh, The Lothians and The Borders all within easy reach. Dalkeith Country Park beckons, just 800 metres from our doorstep, inviting you to explore its natural splendour and historical richness. The Duke has built a £3M Children’s playpark and a really good tea room restaurant.
Unveil the secrets of history at Rosslyn Chapel, a marvel built by the Knights Templar, captivating visitors with its enigmatic charm and centuries-old legacy.
For families seeking adventure. Kids of all ages will delight in visits to the Bird of Prey Centre or the fascinating Deep Sea World. And let’s not forget the Zoo.
You might take a rail or car trip down the A7 to The Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels, Melrose Abbey and Scot’s Abbotsford. Traquair House is in Innerleithen. The road to Traquair is like the Highlands and offers one of the most fabulous views in all of Scotia.
Edinburgh is majestic but busy. There is a lot to be said for a quiet, leafy base on the periphery.
Visit our Local Attractions page to find out more…
What our guests say
Testimonials below are taken from Trip Advisor
Lovely guesthouse at a very convenient location. Bus to Edinburgh just outside the driveway, Morrisons and restaurants at walking distance. Hosts were extremely helpfull and friendly, breakfasts were not standard but different every morning. The fruitsalad as a starter is a reason to come back. The room was big and comfortable with view (and access to) of the nice big garden. Good housekeeping! We will definitely come back soon.
This place is an under-the-radar gem. Not only is it convenient to Edinburgh and the Lothians, the breakfasts were marvelous. Two blocks away from shopping and the park. I heard the Indian restaurant nearby is very good. If I am ever in the area, I hope to return for more wonderful stories. Thank you, kind hosts.
Stayed 4 days at Rathan house in the single room. It's small (which was fine) but thoughtfully and warmly furnished. The owners Ewan and Irene are a lovely couple, who are together the best of the entire reason to stay at BnBs and small family run hotels. Came back with stories for days. Breakfast was good and filling including goodly helping of seasonal fruit, which I appreciated. The bed and pillows comfortable with an electric blanket to boot in this moment as the season is just turning. The water pressure was excellent. All round good vibes. Accessible to different parts of Edinburgh/its suburbs via a few different buses. I made the unfortunate mistake of booking an early flight out but Ewan was kind enough to help me organise a taxi. My enduring thanks! Book direct on their website if you can.
Room was clean and well decorated, plenty of room in the family room. Owner friendly and informative about local places to visit , transport etc. breakfast was quirky - as it was Hebridean, based on fish. Nice to try for one day , but would have preferred to have eaten a breakfast of choice rather than a surprise breakfast.
Booked here as the guest house was very close to the golf club where we were attending a series of family get togethers. Absolutely nothing wrong with the room. Clean and comfortable. Cannot comment on the breakfast as we did not have breakfast. Only met the host on check in and check out. Lots of restaurants close by and bus stop outside the guest house.