Dalmeny, a suburban village and parish, in northwest Edinburgh, is distinguished by its private-stately home, Dalmeny House, located in the extensive wooden park. The Gothic pile overlooks the Firth of Forth. The Romanesque Parish Church, a centrepiece of the suburb, with parts dating back to as early as the 12th Century, and said to be built on top of a burial ground, is a historic symbol. The Royal Botanic Garden has been a research tool dating back to the 17th Century. Designed by Robert Adam back in 1791, the Charlotte Square is also a delightful feature.
- Visit the Dalmeny House, a stately home, showcasing many objects of interest, including an antique oriental gong and an ancient ironbound chest, believed to have belonged to Captain Cook.
- Take a research tour of Royal Botanic Garden, in Edinburgh, home to the famous world rhododendrons species, and where about half of all over 1,000 known species are cultivated.
- Wander through the National Museum of Scotland, made up of two adjoining buildings and a truly educational feature of Edinburgh.
Located 13.4 kilometres northwest of central Edinburgh, Dalmeny is accessible by road and train. Board bus no. 43, which speeds the route from Boness, through Grahamsdyke, Newton, South ferry, and Barnton, to the city. There are trains commuting from London Kings CROSS, Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, and Aberdeen, to Waverley. From the city to the suburb, trains operate regularly each day serving travellers from Dalmeny railway station, which is the main rail station for South Queensferry, connecting Edinburgh along the Fife Circle Line. You can also make a trip from the city, using car rental services, though it's more expensive.
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