Edinburgh is an obvious destination for most first-time (and many returning) visitors to Scotland. There are good road and rail links, and the international airport is only a short drive from the city centre. Above the city sits Edinburgh Castle and there are a host of other attractions in the streets down below. The place really comes to life each August, during festival season, and on 31 December you can enjoy one of the greatest New Year celebrations in the world!

Carlowrie Castle

Located just eight miles west of Scotland’s capital city,  Carlowrie Castle gives a contemporary modern feel within a traditional setting. Built in the 18th century, it contains spacious bathrooms and underfloor heating, plus this castle offers a comfortable and relaxing stay with your own discreet, private butler to accommodate all your needs!

Melville Castle

Melville Castle is situated just seven miles from Edinburgh in a secluded 50-acre Scottish estate. It provides a rare blend of tranquillity and city proximity, making it perfect for weddings, conferences or just a weekend away!

Shieldhill Castle

Sheildhill Castle is the perfect place to stay if you are wishing to explore the stunning Lothian region. With 30 individually-styled bedrooms from 'Comfy Doubles' to 'Castle Superiors',  there are many options to suit all tastes and budgets. It also makes for the perfect venue for your own fairytale wedding!

Borthwick Castle

Once the refuge of Mary Queen of Scots and the Earl of Bothwell, Borthwick Castle is bursting with history. Just 12 miles away from Edinburgh, it is the perfect location to host celebrity events, religious celebrations and festivals, or even your own royal wedding!

Fenton Tower

Fenton Tower is a fortified 16th-century tower, restored from a ruin into a luxury five-star property. The tower, which sits 20 miles east of Edinburgh, is available for you to hire exclusively, for between six and twelve adults, or you can book individual rooms on a bed and breakfast basis each Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night.

Cringletie House

Cringletie stands proud as the only AA Top Hotel in the Scottish Border region. As well as offering thirteen unique bedrooms, you can even bring your dog along to experience it all with you! Situated within 28 acres of grounds with stunning views of the Scottish countryside, it also offers an impeccable back-drop for those all-important wedding photos!

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles