In the mid 19th century, the Hutchison family commissioned David Rhind to design the castle. He was also responsible for what is now the Dome on Edinburgh’s George Street.

In its entire history, Carlowrie Castle has only ever been residence to two families: the man who commissioned its build - Thomas Hutchinson - and the Marshall Family, who bought the property in 1982.


The castle was first home to Thomas Hutchison, a wine merchant and his wife, Jean Wylie, and their 5 children. Their daughter, Isabelle Wylie Hutchison, became a pioneering Arctic traveller and author, searching for rare plants. Many of the plants she collected are still in the grounds today.


Today the current owners, the Marshalls, have lovingly renovated the castle to be a modern, luxurious venue that is a real hidden gem on Edinburgh’s doorstep.