Midlothian is a council area in Scotland. Tourism in Midlothian has grown thanks to the fact that it contains the village of Roslin, made famous by the blockbuster movie The Da Vinci Code. Indeed, the village has become one of the most visited Midlothian sights; Midlothian attractions in Roslin include Rossyln Chapel, the Church claimed to be the resting place of the Holy Grail (and featured in the actual movie), as well as Roslin Castle. Whatever the claims in The Da Vinci Code, Rossyln Chapel is an amazing sight, due to its intricate internal carvings. While visiting Midlothian, think about splurging a bit and have dinner at Borthwick Castle, originally constructed in 1403. Actually, you should dedicate at least a weekend in Midlothian to visiting its more important castles, such as Crichton Castle, built in the 14th century, the Dalhousie Castle, built in the 15th century and which now houses a hotel, and Hawthornden Castle, built in the 15th century and which today is used as a retreat for writers; there are also manmade caves found in the cliffs under this castle. Besides castle hopping, things to do in Midlothian can include visiting Pentland Hills Regional Park to horseback ride, hike or mountain bike; you can also go skiing at Hillend Ski Centre.
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