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About Dalhousie Castle wedding venue

A fascinating 13th century fortress set within acres of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river Esk. From the moment you arrive at Dalhousie Castle, one of the finest luxury hotels in Scotland, a warm Scottish welcome awaits. Whether relaxing in the The Spa, enjoying one of the library’s extensive collection of books and a drink from the ‘secret bar’ next to the open fire, dining in the ancient barrel vaulted dungeon on our exceptional cuisine or relaxing in your unique castle bedroom, you will always feel as welcome as the ‘Laird’.

This luxury Scottish castle hotel is also an ideal venue for your own traditional Scottish gathering, whether you are planning a ceilidh, banquet, wedding, conference or meeting, or, as an individual, maybe staying on a special break, you are looking for the best of Scotland’s hospitality with all the comforts of a four star Edinburgh Hotel.

Dalhousie Castle luxury hotel near Edinburgh in Scotland has very much kept its Scottish Castle character with features such as Falconry in the castle grounds, hydrotherapy spa with beauty treatments, luxury characterful bedrooms and a formal fine dining restaurant, yet just half an hour from Edinburgh city centre, Edinburgh airport and Waverley train station. Is there a more memorable way of visiting Scotland than by staying in a luxury Scottish castle hotel?

The countryside of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders is some of the loveliest to be found anywhere in the world. However, for over five hundred years it was also some of the most fiercely contested. Dalhousie Castle, standing just a few miles south of Edinburgh, occupied a position of great strategic importance, and so was witness to more than its fair share of history. What better setting could there be to enjoy Falconry, the sport of kings, with the Castle as a back drop.

It is ironic that a building, once so warlike, should have become an inviting Scottish castle hotel that now prides itself on the warmness of the welcome it extends to visitors.

Additional details:

Falconry, Archery Centre, Spa & Helipad onsite.

Owl Ring Delivery.

Type of Cuisine:

Modern Scottish


Dalhousie Castle Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests100
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barNo
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersNo

Dalhousie Castle Images

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Dalhousie Castle Location

Dalhousie Castle
Cockpen Road
EH22 2AA
Map of Dalhousie Castle
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Directions to Dalhousie Castle

Directions by car:

By car from Edinburgh
Follow the City Bypass– take the Gilmerton/Galashiels exit for A7 – then follow signs for Galashiels until you see the sign for Dalhousie Castle. Dalhousie Castle is on the left after the Cockpen Church and before the bridge.

By car from Glasgow and Edinburgh Airport
Join the Edinburgh bypass at Gogarburn roundabout. Follow bypass until Lasswade slip road, follow signs for Bonnyrigg, and drive straight through Bonnyrigg following the Dalhousie Castle sign, remaining on the main road. At roundabout, follow B704 signed for Gorebridge. Dalhousie Castle is located half a mile out of Bonnyrigg on the right with the entrance on your left.

Directions by public transport:

By Bus
No 31 bus from Edinburgh City Centre to Retreat Bus Stop, Bonnyrigg. No bus stops directly outside castle. Taxi is recommended from this stop
to castle.

By Taxi
Contact D & D on 01875 820 477. D & D offer Dalhousie guests a discounted rate.

By train
5 hours from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley.

By air
14 miles from Edinburgh airport and 45 miles from Glasgow airport. Heli-pad on site.


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