Castle Hotels in Edinburgh & Fife

When spending some time in Scotland’s capital city, why not immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the country with a stay in a genuine castle? Our selection of castle accommodation in and around Edinburgh includes luxury castle hotels and unique B&Bs, some of which date back to the 13th century.

Edinburgh is a fantastic destination for lovers of history. Must visit sites include imposing Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Scott Monument, Edinburgh vaults and for dog lovers, the statue of Greyfriars Bobby. Dan Brown fans will love the fact that the enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel is within a few miles of Dalhousie Castle.

Featured Accommodation

Shieldhill Castle Hotel

Shieldhill Castle, Quothquan, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6NA.

Shieldhill is not only steeped in history and atmosphere, but is a genuine 800 year old castle, and is situated in the romantic Clyde Valley.

  • 12th Century

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Carlowrie Castle

Carlowrie Castle, Kirkliston, West Lothian EH29 9ES

Dating from the mid-19th century, Carlowrie was originally built for the family of a wealthy wine merchant. Set in 32 acre grounds, yet just 7 miles from Edinburgh, this award winning castle hotel offers nine luxurious bedrooms, an on-site Library Bar and dining area.

  • 19th Century

Faside Castle

Faside Estate, Edinburgh and Lothians, EH33 2LE

Only 8 miles from Edinburgh lies Faside Castle. Faside Castle offers unique bed and breakfast accommodation at the top of the 14th century tower. Some rooms include a 7 foot wide ‘Emperor bed’, stone built fireplaces and stand-alone slipper baths. A steep spiral staircase and a glass walkway over the old dungeon leads up to the roof top walk, perfect to watch the sunset over the Firth of Forth.

  • 14th Century

Carberry Tower Mansion House

Carberry Tower Castle, Musselburgh, Scotland, EH21 8PY.

This magnificent castle hotel has a history dating back to the 1400s, and is only a short drive or train ride from Edinburgh. The property boasts over 30 acres of parkland to explore, whilst the nearest beach is just five minutes from the property.

  • 15th Century

Castle Venlaw Hotel

Castle Venlaw Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW.

In a land of castles and country estates, what could be more perfect than a stay in an 18th century country castle? Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.

  • 18th Century

Melville Castle

Melville Castle, Dalkeith, nr. Edinburgh, Midlothian.

Commissioned by the first Viscount Melville in 1791, Melville Castle is peacefully set surrounded by luscious woodlands, just a short drive from Edinburgh. Blending classical style and comfort, there are 32 luxurious bedrooms, a restaurant and cellar bar.

  • 18th Century

Dalhousie Castle Hotel

Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, EH19 3JB.

This fascinating 13th century castle is set in wooded parkland on the banks of the River Esk, just 7 miles from Edinburgh city centre and 5 miles from Rosslyn Chapel. Relax in the fabulous Aqueous Spa before dining in our vaulted dungeon. AA 2 Rosettes.

  • 13th Century

Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel

Barony Castle, Eddleston, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8QW.

Barony Castle is a beautful 16th century mansion house, set on the edge of the Scottish Borders. Featuring an indoor heated swimming pool, multi gym, sauna and spa bath, there are splendid views of the surrounding Moorfoot Hills.

  • 16th Century