Borthwick Castle Christmas Package 2024

nr Edinburgh, Scotland

At a Glance

  • 2-night package from £30000
  • Suitable for up to 26 guests
  • Package can be tailored to your requirements
  • Exclusive use - you'll have the property to yourself!

Borthwick Castle is one of the finest 15th-century keeps in Scotland. It offers tranquillity, opulence, and the quintessential Scottish castle experience. It has been lovingly and superbly refurbished, retaining every bit of its Medieval grandeur and atmosphere, but now with the modern comforts of a sumptuous home-from-home.

Every season at Borthwick Castle is special, but the festive season is truly exceptional. Get away with family, friends, and loved ones and enjoy an exclusive 2-night experience over Christmas.

With twelve opulent bed chambers, magnificent yet intimate dining and reception areas, roaring fires, and breath-taking views, you will create memories that last a lifetime.

What it Includes...

  • 12 luxurious bedchambers (sleeping up to 26 guests);
  • Daily housekeeping;
  • Unlimited still and sparkling water in all bedchambers;
  • Tea selection and freshly brewed coffee for all residential guests;
  • Delicious cooked-to-order full Scottish breakfast;
  • Luxury Christmas crackers at each place setting on Christmas Day;
  • Full 24-hour staffing;
  • Dedicated Event Manager to assist in planning an unforgettable stay.

What it Costs...

Exclusive hire is priced at £15,000 per night on 24 and 25 December 2024. Additional nights can be quoted for on request.

Other than breakfast, all meals will be tailored to your individual requirements and charged accordingly.

Additional activities can be arranged at cost, please find below a suggested itinerary as a guide.

Christmas Eve
  • Traditional afternoon tea served in the Stateroom in front of the glowing fire, with delicate cakes and fancies, sandwiches and savoury treats;
  • A history tour taking in the festive goings on of the past;
  • In the evening, your guests will be treated to a sumptuous Christmas Eve supper;
  • Before the children retire to bed, stockings can be hung in the Stateroom, with mince pies and carrots, and a wee dram being left by the Great Hall fireplace for Father Christmas when he comes down the chimney!
Christmas Day
  • When Christmas morning arrives, you will be served a luxury Scottish breakfast before gathering around the Christmas tree to see what Father Christmas may have brought;
  • As all your guests enjoy a relaxed morning, festive delights will be available for you to enjoy before the traditional Christmas Day banquet is served;
  • After lunch, you are welcome to unwind with some 'eggnog' or a liqueur of your choice, wrap up for a brisk winter stroll through the countryside, or just take in all that is around you whilst you sit by the open fire relaxing;
  • A relaxed supper will be served within the Stateroom for all to enjoy.


Our Experts Say

Built in 1430, Borthwick Castle is located in a pastoral valley, just 12 miles from Edinburgh. Once the refuge of Mary Queen of Scots and the Earl of Bothwell and besieged by Oliver Cromwell in 1650, its Medieval ambience has been retained to this very day. Guests can enjoy one of 10 unique luxurious bedrooms in the castle and 2 rooms within the castle grounds. The castle's Great Hall, with large fireplace at one end, offers a superb setting for dinner.