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Vogrie Country Park

Vogrie offers a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Midlothian's countryside.

Vogrie Country Park

About Vogrie Country Park

Vogrie Country Park Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU
01875821716
Vogrie Country Park Website

It retains much of its character as a Victorian parkland estate, with sweeping carriage drives, beautifully landscaped vistas, an original walled garden and the baronial-styled Vogrie House.

As well as the natural attractions of Vogrie including 105 hectares of woods and over 4 miles of beautiful woodland walks, facilities include an adventure play area, barbecue sites, 9-hole golf course, woodland walks, water features, a miniture railway and the Tree Top Cafe.

Vogrie House
The former home of the Dewar family, near Dewarton (named after the family) in Midlothian, it was built in 1876 by Andrew Heiton, town architect for Perth. Vogrie House is a fine example of Victorian Baronial splendour and one of the best surviving examples of Heiton's work.

The house was a typical country house with 31 rooms including a library, servant's quarters and many bedrooms.

According to the 1891 Census, the house had 7 servants including a cook and a lady's maid, a table maid and a housemaid. It also had stable and gardening staff - another 10 in total.

Transformed in the 1920's into a nursing home for the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, the house was sold on to local government in the 1950's and had a role during the Cold War as a control centre for communications.

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Vogrie Pogrie

13th September 2024 - 15th September 2024

Join us for Vogrie Pogrie 2024 from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September. A celebration of innovation, creativity, and pure magic amidst the breathtaking scenery of Vogrie Country Park.

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Woodland Dance Project

28th September 2024

The Woodland Dance Project is back for 2024 with a bang! Set in the lush and picturesque surroundings at Vogrie Country Park on 28th September!

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