Melville Castle Hotel

Dalkeith, Edinburgh

  • Melville Castle - Edinburgh

    Melville Castle Hotel – exterior

This 18th-Century Gothic castellated mansion, designed by James Playfair for the notable politician Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, is silhouetted against a magnificent 50-acre woodland estate. Famous for its salmon, the river North Esk borders the estate. Melville Castle Hotel is a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh city centre and International Airport. The remarkable medieval Rosslyn Chapel, featured in Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code, is just 5 miles away.

Wake up to a wholesome full Scottish breakfast, with haggis and patty scones available; sneak a wee dram in the decadent library bar; dine in the hotel’s French-style restaurant located in the castle cellar; and enjoy the abundance of country pursuits on offer, including golf, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and archery.

The former hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, Melville Castle Hotel enjoys a magical setting in the heart of Scotland, close to Edinburgh. Visitors to Scotland’s capital will find the prominent Melville Monument at St Andrew’s Square, in the New Town that Dundas helped to establish. When’s the last time you stayed in a historic Scottish castle?

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Historic Gothic castle hotel
  • Woodland estate & country pursuits
  • A choice of restaurants & bars
  • Rooms with views & four poster beds
  • National Fitting Centre next door
  • Rosslyn Chapel at its doorstep
  • Ample free parking on-site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (80 cars)
  • Helipad
  • Golf course (18-hole)
  • Fishing
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 32 Bedrooms
  • 4 Meeting rooms
  • Non smoking hotel

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