Dalhousie Castle Hotel is 8 miles from Edinburgh’s city center. Set within acres of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the River Esk, Dalhousie Castle has luxurious surroundings and holds the title as ‘Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited Castle’. It takes just 10 minutes to reach Rosslyn and Roslin Chapel, which is a possible resting place of the Holy Grail.
Dalhousie Castle is a magnificent 13th century fortress, 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. Guests have several dining options within the Castle. A unique experience is dining in the ancient barrel-vaulted dungeons; awarded 2 AA Rosettes.
There are 35 bedrooms in the estate. Within the castle walls we have 29 individually designed bedrooms, with soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels, robes, slippers and Molton Brown toiletries. These are decorated in Scottish design fabrics such as tweed, tartan and twill. Period furniture, rugs and carpets combine to create a richly warm and luxurious feel.