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Melville Castle

Melville Castle Lasswade, Edinburgh & The Lothians

Imposing castle hotel just outside Edinburgh

 
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Melville is synonymous with escapism. Get lost in the enchanted grounds, wake from deep slumbers and indulge in the finest cuisine in the quirkiest of spaces. Each corner of the castle has been restored to give a gentle nod to it's former royal residence, from the striking reception to the eclectic Library Bar, opulence is never too far away. Melville Castle is the perfect place to treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation.

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Sparkling Luxury Break

From £125.50 pppn for a 5 night stay, to £167.50 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Classic room and receive:

  • A bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival
  • Three course dinner on the first evening
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily
  • Late check out (subject to availability)

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Highlights

  • Dramatic, ornate bedrooms
  • 54 acre private estate
  • Edinburgh just 6 miles away
  • Enchanting woodland grounds
  • 24h bus service into Edinburgh City
  • Sumptuous furnishings
  • Green Tourism Silver Award

33 Bedrooms
Four Poster Bed
Accessible Rooms
Children Welcome
Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
Edinburgh, 7 miles

How to find Melville Castle

Melville Castle
Gilmerton Rd
Lasswade
Edinburgh
EH18 1AP

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM

Restaurant

Opening Times

Breakfast
07:30 – 09:30 Monday – Friday
08:00 – 10:00 Weekends and Bank Holidays

Lunch 12:00 – 14:15 daily

Afternoon Tea 13:00 – 16:00 daily

Dinner 18:00 – 20.30 daily

Library Bar 12:00 – 22:30 daily, for drinks only

Parking Facilities

There is ample free parking

Disabled Access

There is one accessible classic room on the mezzanine level which is suitable for guests with mobility issues, this is the only room with a walk in shower, please contact us the check availability.

The hotel has a lift.

Child Policy

The hotel has 6 Superior rooms and 1 Deluxe Suite which can sleep between 3-5 people: Cots and extra beds are available upon request. A charge of £30.00 applies per night for an extra bed or cot for a child. This includes a full Scottish breakfast. 

The grounds

Melville Castle is set within 54 acres of enchanting grounds. 

History of the hotel

The present structure dates back to 1786, built by James Playfair for Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville. Visitors to the castle include George IV, Sir Walter Scott and Queen Victoria. The castle is reputedly haunted by the spirit of possibly Elizabeth Rennie, or perhaps another spectre of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Dogs Policy

A supplement of £20.00 per dog per night applies. Up to two well-behaved pups are welcome to stay. All rooms are dog friendly.

Dogs are not permitted in the main restaurant however there is a room adjacent to the restaurant where you can dine with your dog.

Upon arrival to the castle, your hound will receive a comfy doggy bed for use during their stay, special treats, a hound bag tote filled with useful accessories for your stay, including a tennis ball, waste bags, dog treats and a walking map featuring routes local to the hotel.

The hotel even serves a doggy afternoon tea (£10.50 per pup, must be booked in advance)


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