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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Aqueous Spa is a magnificent 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 a warm Scottish welcome awaits. Whether relaxing in the the Spa, gathering in the library next to the open fire, dining in the vaulted 2 Rosette winning dungeon restaurant, or retiring to your chambers, you will always feel as welcome as the 'Laird'. Brimming with over 700 years of history, Dalhousie Castle is the kind of place that could have been plucked from the pages of a fairy-tale. But make no mistake, this ancient castle with its complex arrangement of turrets and towers is very much the real McCoy. Once the seat of the Ramsay Clan, the castle boasts an illustrious guest list that includes King Edward I, Sir Walter Scott, Oliver Cromwell and Queen Victoria. Today the castle’s long tradition of hospitality continues and you can still be assured a royal welcome and the highest standards of food and service at this fine four-star hotel. Please note that despite our best efforts it is has not been possible to install a lift in the castle. Instead we invite you to start discovering the castle from the moment you arrive, taking in every nook and cranny and peeking behind unlocked doors and to satisfy your curiosity on the way to your bedchamber.
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Wokameter wrote a review Yesterday
Daphne, Alabama68 contributions48 helpful votes
The castle rooms and grounds are great and the staff is exceptional. The prices are reasonable when compared to staying anywhere in Edinburgh. Try the falconry excursion they have on site as well. It was a great place for our family of 4 to stay and visit Edinburgh and nearby towns too.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Maggie B wrote a review 1 July
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The service was not good. The reception phone often went unanswered as did the room service phone. The room was dirty and we were charged to use the sofa bed (never had that happen before). The staff did very little to make us feel welcome. Given the location we felt isolated. Really not a good option, especially without a car.
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Andrew W wrote a review June 2022
Bonnyrigg, Scotland, United Kingdom14 contributions30 helpful votes
This overnight stay was a treat from our family following my two years of ill health and ongoing issues. Castle and grounds are lovely. Booking was made simple and member of staff dealing with our booking did everything she could to get us the dates and room we requested. Check in was simple and straight forward although girl was new and did not know how to direct us to our room but we managed on our own. Room was very clean and had lovely decor. Bed was very comfortable. Service at our evening meal was excellent as was the food apart from my steak which was not the quality of meat I had expected. Great nights sleep with good hot shower in the morning. Breakfast was nice enough but I prefer mine to be cooked to order rather than component parts kept warm in large warming pans. Very good choice though. All in all a very nice short break and would certainly do it again.
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Janet L wrote a review June 2022
Millsboro, Delaware112 contributions18 helpful votes
I can not adequately express how displeased I am. I used Dalhousie Castle's own website, clicked on the tab for dining, then chose the evening dining option and from there the Dungeon Restaurant information came up with the option to book a table. I selected the button to dine in that restaurant and received a confirmation on June 1, 2022. Twenty-Five days later I was informed via email there they will not honor that reservation due to that restaurant being reserved for customers staying at their castle. There was not and still is nothing stating that dining in that restaurant is reserved for travelers who've booked a room with them.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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cyn0204 wrote a review June 2022
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Castle and grounds are very well. But best times of this hotel are over. The crew is friendly. The Dungeon restaurant is really nice and the food was good. Breakfast in the Orangery could be better and with more choices and not in buffet but serviced.
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MadMummy77 wrote a review June 2022
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What an amazing hotel. Beautiful room with stunning views We were in room 14 and it is massive! Will definitely be back. Would like to see more options on Dungeon restaurant menu and was not much choice of my liking. Well run hotel!
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anitaspurrell wrote a review June 2022
St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom13 contributions41 helpful votes
Room was a lot smaller than anticipated, dinner was o.k. but tasteless but the dungeon was quirky. Breakfast was extremely poor the room it was served in was filthy as were the chairs which I really didn’t want to sit on.
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aking380 wrote a review June 2022
Omaha, Nebraska1 contribution
We had the Honeymoon suite and it was simply amazing. Grounds, food and staff all perfect! 14th Century Castle is very old but that is the charm of the hotel. Converted to 20 century uses very well. The Dungeon resteraunt is great and the food was spectacular. We walked for miles thru the trees and forest to discover a bit of Narnia. Great place for couples to spend time together.
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Stuart K wrote a review June 2022
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Visited here recently for a family wedding, venue is stunning although not very disability accessible...but it is a historic castle..... the waiting staff were amazing and during the evening the bar staff were jovial and accommodating. During the day the same could not be said.... it was like we were an inconvenience.. over charged on rounds of drinks... multiple drinks pit through but not ordered. Must do.better
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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OKCdatenights wrote a review June 2022
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma222 contributions70 helpful votes
My husband and I spent our first night here in one of the Castle Suites. The suites are HUGE, and very amazing. Our suite had the original well still located inside the room. The grounds were absolute perfection, beautiful in every way. We ate dinner in the Dungeon. The staff was amazing, and the food was delicious. Thank you for making our first night in Scotland so memorable. It is something that we will never forget.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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USD 181 - USD 251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandMidlothianBonnyrigg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dalhousie Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Dalhousie Castle?
Nearby attractions include Dalhousie Castle Falconry (1.6 km), National Mining Museum Scotland (1.0 km), and Gilmerton Cove (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dalhousie Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Dalhousie Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dalhousie Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dalhousie Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stewart Brewing Beer and Pizza Kitchen, Gigi's Restaurant, and Cibo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dalhousie Castle?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dalhousie Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dalhousie Castle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Dalhousie Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gilmerton Cove (5.9 km), Crichton Castle (6.2 km), and Newbattle Abbey (2.6 km).
Does Dalhousie Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.