Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh & The Lothians

13th Century romantic castle set in parkland near Edinburgh


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Romantic, magnificent, luxury 13th century Castle and spa, set within acres of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the River Esk, reputedly the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland. Situated just 8 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Dalhousie is both a wonderful base to explore this popular city or a destination in it's own right, with a relaxing spa, fine dining and more.

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Romantic Lazy Break - Lodge Classic

From £98.50 pppn for a 7 night stay, to £164.50 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Lodge Classic room and receive:

  • Chilled bottle of Prosecco in room on arrival (value £38)
  • 5 course experience dinner for two on the first evening (value £75pp)
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily
  • Late check out at 12 noon (value £25)
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival (subject to availability on check in)

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  • Luxury hotel just 8 miles from Edinburgh
  • 13th Century castle
  • 35 elegant character rooms
  • 2 AA rosette fine dining restaurant
  • Separate informal bistro
  • Aqueous spa including hydro pool
  • Set in parkland on the banks of the River Esk.

Home truths

The Falconry hosts an impressive variety of species including hawks, buzzards, falcons, eagles and owls, the castle falconry offers a range of packages available to book for individuals or groups, ideal for all ages.

Please note that Lodge Rooms and Suites are a short walk from the main castle.

35 Bedrooms
Health Spa
Riding Nearby
Fishing Nearby
Four Poster Bed
Children Welcome
Golf Course Nearby
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
2 AA Rosette Dining

How to find Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle
EH19 3JB

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times


Monday - Friday 8 am - 10.00 am 

Saturday - Sunday  8 am - 10.30 am 

Afternoon Tea: 12 pm- 4 pm

Dinner (Dungeon Restaurant): 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Dress Code

Smart / Casual

Parking Facilities

Ample on site parking (free)

Disabled Access

Owing to its construction and structure, Dalhousie Castle does not have an accessible room or easy wheelchair access. Ground floor rooms are available at Castle Rocks within the hotel grounds. The hotel does not have a lift 

Child Policy

Children will be charged at £45 per night on a bed and breakfast basis.

Classic rooms cannot accommodate children. Cots are charged at £15 per night.

Children under 16 are not allowed to use the spa

Children under the age of 12 are not able to dine in the Dungeon Restaurant, family dining will be in the Orangery restaurant.

The grounds

Set in acres of parkland on the River Esk

History of the hotel

The Castle, which is situated in the parish of Cockpen, eight miles south of Edinburgh, dates from the 13th century, although only the enormously thick walls at the foundation level and the vaults remain, of the original building. The main parts of the present structure were built about 1450 from red stone quarried from the opposite bank of the South Esk River on which the Castle stands. In the succeeding centuries there have been various additions and modifications, but the essential form of the Castle which had an L-shaped keep surrounded by an outer curtain wall can still be clearly seen.

Dogs Policy

There are just 2 Castle Rocks Suites that accommodate dogs, these incur an upgrade charge on top of the Castle rooms.  Dogs are charged at £25.00 per dog per night.  Please advise before booking if you would like to stay with your dog and we will be happy to check availability and pricing for you.

Please note that the Castle Rocks rooms are not located in the Main hotel

Dogs are not permitted in the Castle itself.

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