A new hop on/ hop off bus service has been launched, making it even easier to visit Rosslyn Chapel and other places of interest in Midlothian until October 2016.
The new 527 bus service, which will leave from outside the National Mining Museum Scotland, will link the Borders Railway with Midlothian communities and visitor attractions through an hourly service.
The bus, run by Prentice Coaches, will stop at
- Dalkeith High Street (for the Corn Exchange and Dalkeith Country Park)
- Butterfly World at Dobbies in Lasswade
- Straiton Retail Park
- Roslin (for the country park and Rosslyn Chapel)
- Loanhead (for Stewart Brewing) and
- Lasswade village (for eateries including the Paper Mill and Laird & Dog), before returning to the mining museum.
The service started on Monday 18 April and will run from 10am until 4pm, seven days a week,until 23 October 2016.
Tickets for unlimited journeys throughout the day cost £5 for adults and £3 for children. A family ticket of two adults and three children will be £12. Children under five travel for free as do people aged over 60 who produce their valid concessionary pass.
The ticket also gives passengers access to special promotions. For example, if you produce your rail ticket or Midlothian Explorer ticket, you get £1.50 off the entry price for an adult at the mining museum. Children go free.
For more information on the Midlothian Explorer service visit www.visitmidlothian.org.uk/explorer-bus