Water Tower

History & Heritage
Dalkeith water tower was built in 1879 and became dis-used shortly after the 2nd world war. It was converted into a private residence in 1989

About Water Tower

Whilst not a visitor attraction the Dalkeith Water Tower is available at times for rental and occasional viewing opportunities. The property was converted by Gerry Goldwyre (retired architect and BBC Masterchef winner) into a family home, following purchase of the derelict property from Dalkeith & District Community Council.
The tower was used to distribute stored water from artesian wells bored into the ground. Storing the water at height in the wooden clad section at the top of the tower then allowed for gravity feed of water to local homes.
The tower is a popular attraction for local photographers and good long views can be obtained from Ironmills Park and the High Woods above the park.

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