Castle Stays for New Year in Edinburgh

Up to 150,000 people are expected to attend New Year celebrations in and around Edinburgh this year and, with Scotland’s New Year celebrations famous throughout the world, who can blame them? As Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh is always at the very centre of the proceedings.

If you would like to visit Edinburgh to celebrate Hogmanay AND take in some Scottish history at the same time, we’re happy to be able to offer a variety of New Year castle breaks.

Carlowrie Castle

On Edinburgh’s doorstep, Carlowrie Castle mixes contemporary modern luxury within a traditional setting. 

Offering exclusive use New Year accommodation, for up to 18 guests, for a minimum 3 night stay, Carlowrie offers the ideal opportunity to celebrate the New Year with friends and family, giving you chance to take the memories made home to share for many years to come.

Melville Castle 

Melville Castle is offering a unique all-inclusive wedding package on New Year's Eve 2016, allowing you to step in to 2017 as 'Mr and Mrs'. Now that will make Hogmanay (whatever the year) a date to remember!


Cringletie House, located just 30 minutes south of Edinburgh, offers a New Year party to remember. The fires will be lit and the decorations strung, to ensure the warmest of Scottish welcomes awaits you.

Fenton Tower 

Fenton Tower is a luxurious, fully restored, five-star 16th-century tower house. The property sleeps up to 12 people over four floors and is sold over the New Year period on a self-catered basis. Located just 20 miles east of Edinburgh, Fenton makes a great base to join the celebrations in Edinburgh, or you can host a more intimate celebration with family and friends in the tower’s Great Hall. Fenton Tower can be rented for a minimum of 6 guests, starting at £1,400 per night.

Aikwood Tower 

Welcome 2017 in with roaring fires, good times and unforgettable memories at the five-star Aikwood Tower, in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, and easily accessible by train, Aikwood Tower is ideally located for a relaxing Hogmanay break, combined with Edinburgh's New Year celebrations.

Offered on a seven night self-catered basis for just £5750, based on 10 guests, you can join in the city's celebrations as much or as little as you like.

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles