Penicuik House – Great walk.
We are often asked by guests were to go for a nice walk. Of course we are surrounded by the beautiful Pentland hills, but for those wanting a more leisurely walk without hills, then Penicuik House and grounds are just the answer.
Penicuik House and grounds lie West of the town of Penicuik, about 4 miles from Rutherford House. There is a car park just off the main road where you can leave your car and explore the area.
The House itself dates back to the 17th Century and has been in the Clerk family since it was built. There was an unfortunate fire in the main house in the late 1800′s and it destroyed the interior of the house although to this day the external walls remain. The Clerk family then commissioned an overhaul on the then Stable Block and Shooting Lodge, which has now been converted into the family home for new generation of Clerk’s.
The house sits in 1,389 acres of designed landscape with the River North Esk flowing through the grounds. Great place for an afternoon stroll.