Bonnyrigg, one of Midlothian’s largest towns, is close to Dalhousie Castle Hotel and several well-kept golf courses.
Lasswade is in an attractive wooded glen through which the River North Esk runs. Sir Walter Scott lived in Lasswade College between 1798 and 1804.
The outskirts of Lasswade hosts Dobbies Head Office. Recently undergone a major development to offer a new retail village, it is the largest of their Scottish stores. This area is a hub of activity offering family friendly restaurants and visitor attractions; Edinburgh Butterfly World and Edinburgh Combat Centre. Nearby is Melville Castle Hotel, a quality small resort facility.