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Melville Castle is an 18th Century Country House Hotel nestled within 50 acres of beautiful woodland estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh. At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle was commissioned by the first Viscount Melville and designed by the renowned Scottish architect William Playfair in 1791. It remained the seat of the powerful Dundas family until after the Second World War. In recent years Melville Castle has been carefully restored and brought back to life by the Hay family. Located just 20 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre and Airport, Melville Castle is ideally situated. Guests are invited to enjoy the tranquil comfort and luxury of this historic castle including beautiful bedrooms, Brasserie Restaurant & Cellar Bar, various local country pursuits and activities such as clay shooting, golfing, horse riding and falconry.

Melville Castle provides luxurious accommodation within the elegance of an 18th century castle. The classically furnished bedrooms are complete with crisp linen sheets, fluffy white towels and enchanting views of the surrounding woodland. The next morning, a wholesome Scottish or Continental breakfast is served to fuel your day.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Flat-Screen Television
  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access
  • Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
  • Fridge with Complimentary Mineral Water
  • Hand-Picked Toiletries by Gilchrist & Soames
  • Work Desk with Stationery
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laptop Safe Deposit Box
  • Hairdryer


The Cellar Bar and Brasserie:

The Cellar Bar and Brasserie is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, and offers a choice of classic meals. Only the finest local products are served in friendly and informal surroundings. This warm and welcoming brasserie is located in the Castle vaulted cellars. It is a charming location, retaining the atmosphere of the dungeons, with candle-style lamps, low archways, snug corners, original thick stone walls and floor. It’s ideal all year round with a log-burning stove for winter nights yet cool in the summer with plenty of natural light. The Brasserie Restaurant has been granted a prestigious AA Rosette award.

The Ante Room is the ideal place to enjoy a tea and cake break in the morning or in the afternoon.

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.

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