With Edinburgh to the north and the Scottish Borders to the south, Midlothian is quiet and rural, punctuated by former mining communities. Dalkeith is the main town with good shopping and a Country Park. Nearby Newton Grange is home to the fascinating Scottish Mining Museum. The region’s star attraction is Rosslyn Chapel, famed for its extraordinary architecture and mystical associations. Sporty visitors enjoy the Midlothian Ski Centre.