Penicuik House and Policies are situated on the Western outskirts of the town of Penicuik, about 10 km to the South of Edinburgh. The estate is situated on the Eastern edge of the Pentland Hills and includes the valley of the North Esk river.
The superbly designed landscape is one of the earliest of its kind and at the centre stands one of the finest surviving Palladian buildings in Scotland, though it exists today in a ruinous state of repair.
The Penicuik House Preservation Trust, in Partnership with the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, is currently undertaking the consolidation and preservation of this historical structure, making the building and selected surrounding areas available for the public to enjoy. The project is also delivering considerable training benefits with a wide range of courses, events and volunteer oppertunities available. A new state of the art Training Centre has been created within the ruin of Penicuik House, providing a purpose built space for training activities in the use of traditional building materials and techniques.