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Set within acres of wooded parkland, this fascinating 13th century fortress is on the banks of the River Esk. The Dalhousie Castle Hotel offers luxurious accommodation, award-winning fine dining, and spa and leisure facilities.

Guests can descend an ancient stairway towards the atmospheric Dungeon Restaurant and enjoy 2 AA Rosette dining. Alternatively, the Orangery offers a more informal experience with sweeping views over the River Esk.

The spa provides a range of treatments, along with hydro facilities such as a massaging jet pool, sauna, and steam pool. There are also opportunities for guests to enjoy archery, clay pigeon shooting, and falconry within the grounds.

Dalhousie Castle Hotel is just a short distance from the A7 and Edinburgh is only 20 minutes' drive. It takes just 10 minutes to reach Rosslyn and Roslin Chapel, which is a possible resting place of the Holy Grail.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Dalhousie Castle Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 12 Aug 2009.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free parking available at the hotel


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About Dalhousie Castle Hotel

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  • Is this room located within the castle premises or further away?

    Good morning, Thank you for your enquiry. Our Lodge Double Rooms and Lodge Suites are located in our Castle Rocks Lodge House which is located approximately 2 minute walk from the Main Castle. You are also able to park your vehicle at the Lodge House, alternatively we can shuttle you to/from the Main Castle. If you have any additional queries, please do not hesitate to ask Kindest Regards Liz Reception Team


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    Asked about: Lodge Double • Answered on 25 October 2019
  • Is dinner in the dungeon restaurant with this package?

    Please can you clarify what package you are booking on please.


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    Asked about: Superior Double Room • Answered on 26 July 2021
  • I booked a "themed four poster" room (req. queen), is there a way to know which room you will receive? What is your dungeon-esque room booked under?

    Give us a call and we can tell you your room or switch rooms for you. The dungeon room with the ancient well is a Double Suite.


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    Answered on 24 December 2021
  • Hi we're 2 adults and 2 children. Do you have availabilty for this weekend 4th to 6th sept?

    Hello, is this for 2022?


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    Answered on 23 November 2021
  • hi do you offer gluten free alternatives on your restaurant menu. thanks

    Yes we do if you let us know id advise we can advise you of the menu


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    Asked about: Themed Double Room with Four Poster Bed • Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Is there transportation to Edinburgh? Can this castle be used as a Home base for doing tours?

    We don't offer transport from the hotel we can arrange for a bus or taxi to take you and you can settle with them directly. We are 7 miles from the city centre so can be used as a base.


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    Answered on 23 November 2021
  • so is the themed 4 poster rooms located in the castle?

    we have 10 themed 4 poster bedrooms in the castle and some of our themed rooms have 4 posted beds as well


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    Asked about: Themed Double Room with Four Poster Bed • Answered on 23 November 2021
  • hi are the classic double rooms in the castle

    Yes we have classic rooms inside and 3 outside the castle.


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    Asked about: Classic Double Room • Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Hi, on the general pictures of your hotel I noticed that some rooms have a rustic stonework style, but I cant see a similar one when looking at your individual rooms pictures while trying to book for 2 adults, 1 child, from 24 to 26 May. Do these rooms still exist and if yes, what is their name?

    is this for 2022?


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    Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Does each room have a private bathroom ?

    Yes that's correct some room shave a both and shower, others with a shower over a bath and some just a shower


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    Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Good morning, I am trying to book a night away for my daughter-in-law and son but I dont know when they will be able to come to your hotel. Do you have a voucher system where I can buy a package and they can use it whenever it is convenient for them. Thank you in anticipation to your reply.

    Yes we do if you go to us directly


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    Answered on 23 November 2021
  • hello, is late check out possible?

    Hello we cant say just now as the hotel is fully booked. We ask that you check on arrival to see if we can accommodate. There is an additional charge and the latest we can offer would be 1pm again subject to availability


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    Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Is this ground floor room, would we be able to park the car close to the lodge.

    Yes you can park your car down at the lodge.


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    Asked about: Lodge Suite • Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Do you have bathrobes and slippers in the rooms?

    Yes all the rooms come with Slippers and robes in our upgraded rooms


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    Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Hi there, when dinner and breakfast is included which days would this be included for on a 3 night stay please?

    dinner would be included on all evenings if booked on a dinner bed and breakfast rate


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    Answered on 30 September 2021
  • Hi are the spa facilities free to use and do you have to book time slot? Thanks. Tam

    Hi Tam Yes we would advise to book your 2 hour slot prior to arrival


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    Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Is classic bedroom in main hotel

    Yes and 3 are located outside called castle rocks.


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    Asked about: Classic Double Room • Answered on 23 November 2021
  • Is it possible to get a room with a walk in shower?

    We do have several rooms with walk in showers. These can be requested when making a booking but would be subject to availability


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    Asked about: Classic Double Room • Answered on 30 September 2021
  • hi, can you order room service to the lodge rooms? thanks

    Yes you can, room service is available for every room.


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    Answered on 24 December 2021
  • Could you offer discount or deal for a 50th in August plz

    Good Afternoon Thank you for your email, we are unable to offer any discounts, if you check on our own website we offer advance purchase rates that carry a discount, but are non refundable or transferable.


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    Answered on 26 July 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Dalhousie Castle
    0 miles
  • Dalkeith Country Park
    2.4 miles
  • Butterfly & Insect World
    2.5 miles
  • Rosslyn Chapel
    3 miles
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
    4.8 miles
  • Glencorse Old Kirk
    4.9 miles
  • Craigmillar Castle
    5 miles
  • Musselburgh Racecourse
    6.1 miles
  • Arthurs Seat
    6.6 miles
  • Holyrood Park
    6.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Sun Inn
    1.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar The Wheelhouse Cafe
    1.7 miles
  • Restaurant The Dean Tavern
    2.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Mama c's
    2.2 miles
Top attractions
  • University of Edinburgh
    7.1 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    7.3 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    7.4 miles
  • Royal Mile
    7.5 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    7.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    7.6 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    7.7 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    8.4 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    9.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    9.3 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Mussleburgh
    7.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    12.5 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    41 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    52.3 miles
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2 restaurants on site

    The Dungeon Restaurant

    Cuisine: British, French, International, European

    Orangery

    Cuisine: British, Local, International, European

Facilities of Dalhousie Castle Hotel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Archery
  • Library
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Reception services
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Wellness facilities
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Make up services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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House rules
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Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
£15 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
£45 per child, per night
3 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
£45 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Dalhousie Castle Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the Spa has an age restriction of 16 years and over, and The Dungeon restaurant has an age restriction of 10 years and over.

FAQs about Dalhousie Castle Hotel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dalhousie Castle Hotel by:

    • Taxi 30min
    • Car 30min

  • Guests staying at Dalhousie Castle Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Dalhousie Castle Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • Yes, Dalhousie Castle Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Dalhousie Castle Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Dalhousie Castle Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Dalhousie Castle Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Hammam
    • Library
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Solarium
    • Beauty Services
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Archery
    • Body treatments
    • Manicure
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Spa facilities
    • Waxing services
    • Steam room
    • Pedicure
    • Facial treatments
    • Make up services

  • Dalhousie Castle Hotel is 1.1 miles from the centre of Bonnyrigg.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Dalhousie Castle Hotel on this page.

  • Room options at Dalhousie Castle Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Twin/Double

  • Dalhousie Castle Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • The Dungeon Restaurant
    • Orangery