Castles in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an obvious destination for most first-time (and many return) visitors to Scotland. There are good road and rail links, and the international airport is only a short drive from the centre. Above the city sits Edinburgh Castle and there are a host of other attractions in the streets down below. The place really comes to life each August during festival season and on 31 December you can enjoy one of the greatest New Year celebrations in the world!

Borthwick Castle

Following extensive refurbishments, you can again stay behind walls that protected Mary Queen of Scots and were attacked by Oliver Cromwell.

Located just 12 miles from Edinburgh, Borthwick Castle combines Scottish history with modern luxuries to create one of the most unforgettable castle experiences in the world.

The stunningly atmospheric Great Hall, with its high barrelled ceiling, is unrivalled for feasts, banquets and parties. The ten unique bedrooms are accessed from winding stone staircases in different parts of the castle and offer roaring fires, breath-taking views and lavish bathrooms. Several have large four-poster beds.

Borthwick Castle sleeps up to 30 guests and is available throughout the year for weddings and exclusive-use events.

Melville Castle

Melville Castle Hotel, Edinburgh, is a Scottish castle hotel, only 20 minutes from the City Centre. Secluded in a 50 acre Scottish estate, it provides the rare blend of tranquillity and City proximity.

Within easy reach of the Edinburgh City bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and Edinburgh's main train station, the castle is the ideal place to stay, whilst you explore the beauty and history of this capital City.

As well as providing a range of accommodation, including 4-poster suites, the castle is an excellent venue for conferences, private functions and weddings.

Traquair Castle


Traquair is located 30 miles south of Edinburgh in a secluded woodland, close to the town of Innerleithen. Traquair is famous for being the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, with its existence dating back to around 1100. There is an extensive museum on-site where guests can learn of its history; the museum includes the bed in which Mary Queen of Scots slept when she visited in 1566, as well as the cradle in which she laid her son. You can stay the night in one of three spacious double bedrooms.

Fenton Tower

Fenton Tower is a fortified 16th-century tower, restored from a ruin into a luxury five-star property. The tower, which sits 20 miles east of Edinburgh, is available exclusively, for between 6 and 12 adults, or you can book individual rooms on a bed and breakfast basis each Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night.

The tower has been restored to a very high standard throughout, combining a historical look with modern influences. The four floors of the tower play host to six bedrooms, the highlight of which is the Carmichael Suite which has an Italian silver-gilt frame double bed.

Fenton Tower is in a superb location for you to enjoy some of the finest golf courses Scotland (and therefore the world!) has to offer. There are over 100 courses within 30 miles of the tower and 15 within 10 miles. The world famous St Andrews course is only 22 miles away.


Cringletie is a castle-style Victorian baronial mansion, located in Peeblesshire, south of Edinburgh. Cringletie is fully wheelchair accessible and has excellent disabled facilities, the likes of which are not usually found in a historic building. Those interested in fishing will no-doubt enjoy spending some time by the banks of the River Tweed which flows nearby.. Guests can also enjoy walking, golf and horse riding locally.

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