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Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle is a magnificent 13th century fortress, ideally located just 8 miles from Edinburgh's bustling City Centre. Set within acres of private wooded parkland, on the picturesque banks of the River Esk, a stay at Dalhousie Castle is truly an experience to be savored. The Castle has a rich and varied history, dating from the 13th century, and is the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland. Through the centuries, it has welcomed many illustrious guests, including Mary Queen of Scots and Sir Walter Scott. Today, Dalhousie Castle retains its original character, while offering guests a unique and luxurious castle experience. There are 29 characterful bedrooms within the castle, The 2 AA Rosette Dungeon Restaurant, and a decadent Aqueous Spa. There are a variety of activities available on the Estate, including Falconry, a favorite pastime of the nobility in bygone years. You can expect a warm Scottish welcome from the moment you arrive.

Rooms & Amenities

Within a rich tapestry of arts and culture, Dalhousie Castle offers 29 beautiful bedrooms. All are decorated in Scottish design fabrics, such as tweed, tartan and twill. Period furniture, rugs and carpets combine to create a richly warm and luxurious feel that’s deeply relaxing and truly welcoming. Whether you are recovering after a hard day of outdoor pursuits, or just want a little time to unwind in your own company, you are sure to feel very much at home. All Guestrooms Feature:
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Multi-Channel TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Irons & Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer
  • Welcoming Hospitality Tray
  • Fluffy Bathrobes & Soft Slippers.


The Dungeon Restaurant: A completely unique experience, the ancient barrel-vaulted dungeons provide a magnificent setting to enjoy award wining cuisine. The menu is a modern interpretation of classic Scottish dishes cooked and prepared in a classic French cooking style using locally sourced produce. Parties are accepted with a semi-private area accommodating up to 22 guests. Reservations are advised to avoid disappointment. The Orangery: A relaxed and bright alternative, The Orangery, with its panoramic windows overlooks the South River Esk and tranquil scenic parkland. Guests can enjoy a contemporary brasserie style menu with Scottish and European dishes, and of course, ever-popular Afternoon Tea. Light bites are also available and are perfect for those making use of the Aqueous Spa.