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What We Love

  • A relaxing stay at Edinburgh's only castle hotel, with breakfast and dinner includedStaying in a bona fide Scottish castle and feeling suitably smug about it
  • Enjoying the 50 acres of private grounds and woodland
  • The beautifully restored 18th-century features throughout the hotel
  • Partaking in archery, clay-pigeon shooting and other quintessentially rural activities available

What To Know

  • Free WiFi and continental breakfast
  • Barman John is great for drink suggestions and a laugh
  • The castle serves daily afternoon tea


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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An 18th-century castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with breakfast, dinner and late check-out included

The Lowdown

Commanding attention within 50 acres of beautiful woodland, Melville Castle is an 18th-century, country-house hotel, just a 20-minute drive from the center of Edinburgh. Perched on the outskirts of the city, Melville – Edinburgh’s only castle hotel – trumpets both a scenic setting and an ideal location close to the city’s culture and buzz. This historic four-star property is an ideal base for both a relaxing rural idyll or a European city getaway.
At this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, you’ll find original features, gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape and luxurious rooms. Beyond the stylish décor and traditional touches, you can throw yourself into the countryside activities on offer, like clay-pigeon shooting, archery and axe-throwing. Start off your day as a true hearty Scot, tearing into a full Scottish breakfast complete with patty scones, haggis and locally sourced sausages.


Combining luxurious features with the traditional elegance of an 18th-century castle estate, Melville Castle offers a sophisticated stay in your Classic room. The room is classically furnished, with crisp linen sheets, fluffy white towels and gorgeous woodland views.


The Brasserie Restaurant & Cellar Bar serves up delicious fare using locally sourced ingredients, ranging from hearty breakfasts to idyllic evening meals. Indulge in afternoon tea to the backdrop of the beautiful castle grounds, too.


Perched on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Melville Castle sits within 50 acres of gorgeous private woodland. With plenty of space, the grounds are popular for horse-riding, trekking and clay-pigeon shooting. Despite its ideal rural location, the Castle is only a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh’s bustling city center.

How to Get There

Melville Castle
Gilmerton Road
Lasswade, EH181AP United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 1080 Reviews
Reviewed 1 day ago

The castle is beautiful and the rooms are very nice , the staff are absolutely amazing! Highly recommend staying at this hotel !! We had a fantastic time. The staff here are so accommodating and pleasant.

Fantastic Stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've always wanted to stay in a castle and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Our family room was spacious, beautiful outlook, clean and well appointed. The restaurant is excellent and the buffet breakfast is exceptional.
The beautiful acerage and forest walk where Queen Mary planted trees 400 years ago adds to the historic charm and this was highlight of our stay in Scotland.

Absolutely gorgeous castle with tons of personality
Reviewed 4 days ago

Melville is now my favourite castle of all time after staying there. Great friendly staff with charming personalities that make the castle’s visit heartwarming. Definitely a must visit for any visitor to Edinburgh ❤️ I would come back back again x

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place. We had a small problem with the room, which was sorted out straight away with no fuss. The room was good size, clean, with good beds. The evening meal was very good with a good choice on the menu as was breakfast. Staff were polite and helpful.

Truly Wonderful
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the picturesque surroundings to the luxurious interior, the castle is nothing but beautiful. The brassiere serves an excellent breakfast meal starting your day off right. The dinner menu is also worth eating in at least one evening. The rooms are quite comfortable and have excellent views of the Scottish countryside. The staff were awesome and I look forward to seeing them all again!