Penicuik in Midlothian is the gateway to both the attractions of its own county and to Edinburgh and the Borders.
Ideally placed for visiting the capital of Scotland and its attractions, it is serviced by various bus services operating into the city. It takes approximately 1 hour to journey into the city centre.
The Scottish Borders is also easily accessible by car although there is also a bus service.
In Penicuik itself the town boasts the historic Penicuik House associated with Robert the Bruce. The estate has superb walks as does the town in general.
French prisoners of the Napoleonic war are commemorated at the memorial in Valleyfield and there are also sites of ancient forts and castles within easy range.
Dining out in Penicuik offers an excellent mixture of French, Indian, Chinese, Italian and traditional Scottish cuisine all located within the town centre. There are also a variety of local pubs in Penicuik.
Midlothian has the largest dry ski facility in Europe and is situated at Hillend a mere 10 minutes from Penicuik. Other attractions nearby in Midlothian are the Scottish Mining Museum, Rosslyn Chapel and the Pentland Hills Regional Park, which are all worth a visit.
Newbattle Abbey, where the treaty of Arbroath was drawn up, is also the site of the first coal mining in Scotland.
Give Penicuik a visit and stay over - the town's location and local attractions will not disappoint.
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