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.
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
- Irons & Ironing Board
- 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.
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.
The City of Edinburgh:
On The Map: Edinburgh is located in the southeast of Scotland. Edinburgh is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Glasgow to the west, and A68 from Newcastle, England to the southeast.
Edinburgh knows how to welcome travelers with grace and charm. She also knows how to kick up her heels and enjoy a nice shot of Scotch Whisky after a festival. The hill that Edinburgh Castle stands upon has been Scotland’s remarkable silent witness since the Bronze Age. Today her streets are filled with cutting-edge galleries and museums, tributes to the love of literature and music, fine cuisine, quirky shops, theater, and an extravagance of festivals. Four ancient streets, called the Royal Mile, are the main thoroughfare. Running through medieval Edinburgh with her 66 alleys, tumbling shops, cobblestones, and tight homes the Royal Mile takes you to New Town. Here you’ll stroll through fine gardens, perfect Georgian architecture and broad squares. The mix of time, while lost in time, is a heady brew. There may be no finer city than Edinburgh Scotland, to participate in the gifts of the past with an eye to a brilliant future.