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The Witchery by the Castle offers a range of opulent suites in Edinburgh, each one unique with its own special features.

Lavishly furnished suites display gothic touches, with large oak beds and 4-posters, velvet-lined walls and flamboyant red and gold décor indicative of the style. There are separate seating areas and large bathrooms with free-standing silver baths.

Each of The Witchery’s 9 suites is different, but walk-in dressing rooms, love seats and tapestries set the tone. Some rooms overlook Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, looking down towards Princes Street, or across to the old town.

An indulgent breakfast hamper will be served in the room each morning or guests can choose to have a cooked breakfast served in the restaurant at no extra cost.

The Witchery’s seductive glamour has caught the attention of The Times, The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveller, and many celebrity fans have enjoyed its suites. The impressive restaurant also showcases fine Scottish dishes in similarly decadent surroundings.

This is our guests' favourite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.7

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  • hello there where is the nearest long stay carpark as looking at a weekend stay later in the year thank you X

    I would suggest leaving your car at our sister hotel which is about a 10 minute drive from us (we would provide complimentary taxis).


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    Answered on 24 February 2021
  • Do you have parking on site? if so how much per night? if not, suggestion?

    We do not have parking here but we can offer 2 solutions that are quite close by for our guests.


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    Answered on 10 October 2020
  • How nearby is the parking?

    The closest NCP carpark is about a 10 minute walk or we offer free parking at our sister hotel with complimentary taxi's. This is about a 1o minute drive.


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    Answered on 23 July 2021
  • Can I have as much information about your honeymoon suite as possible please and pictures Thank you

    We do not have a honeymoon suite although any one of our suites would be appropriate.


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    Answered on 24 February 2021
  • Can you cater for guests needing gluten free options ?

    Good afternoon, Yes we have an allergen menu available and can provide dishes gluten free.


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    Answered on 11 September 2021
  • what suit would suit a young couple celebrating there 30th 🍾birthday ✨ after a evening meal booked at the restaurant

    Good morning, All of our suites are beautiful and unique in their own right. I would search for pictures and see which one takes your fancy. Maybe check availability first though if you have a date in mind.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Suite - Guardroom • Answered on 6 June 2021
  • i would like to order vouchers for my family please/

    You can purchase vouchers by contacting The Witchery directly.


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    Answered on 14 December 2019
  • Are you disabled access?

    Good afternoon, unfortunately we do have staircase leading to our dining rooms, as per our suites we do only have one on the ground floor I am afraid. kindest regards, Giulia Angelini Reception at the Witchery


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    Answered on 10 October 2021
  • We are 02 Adults and 01 young adult 13 years old, would that be a problem? Also could a sofa bed be accommodated in one of the suites?

    Good morning, I'm sorry but all of our suites have a maximum occupancy of 2.


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    Answered on 22 October 2021
  • does this hotel have parking

    We do not have parking but have 2 close by options.


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    Answered on 10 October 2020
  • Does it have parking

    We do not have parking but can offer two options close by.


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    Answered on 10 October 2020
  • Can I book a meal in the restaurant I want to book a room and dinner?

    Good morning, I would check availability in our restaurant first as we are a very busy restaurant. We do not hold any tables in reserve either.


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    Answered on 22 October 2021
  • What is your deposit and cancelation policy and date requirements for 2021?

    We require the full payment in advance of your reservation. Due to the current COVID situation, we will look at all requests to cancel with a sympathetic view.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Suite - Heriot • Answered on 29 October 2020
  • Can any room be made up with 2 beds?

    No. Every suite only has 1 double bed and sleeps a maximum of 2 adults.


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    Answered on 10 October 2020
  • Do you accept pets (1 x small, very well behaved dog) to stay at your hotel?

    No. I'm afraid we do not allow pets.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Suite - Vestry • Answered on 10 October 2020
  • Is there an elevator or a ground floor room. My husband can't do long flights of stairs but would love this hotel.

    We have 1 suite that is on the the ground floor and is called the Sempill suite.


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    Answered on 10 October 2020
Hotel surroundings *
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Excellent location - show map
Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the imposing Edinburgh Castle looms over the city.

What's nearby
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
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  • The Scotch Whisky Experience
    0 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.1 miles
  • Gladstones Land
    0.1 miles
  • Armstrong's Vintage
    0.1 miles
  • Grassmarket
    0.1 miles
  • Princes Street Gardens
    0.1 miles
  • Central Library
    0.1 miles
  • Scottish National Gallery
    0.1 miles
  • National Library of Scotland
    0.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The rooftop Tower Restaurant
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.2 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.3 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.7 miles
  • Arthurs Seat
    1.3 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    1.8 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2.9 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.5 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.5 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.4 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.2 miles
How to get to The Witchery by the Castle from Edinburgh Airport
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1 restaurant on site

    The Witchery

    Cuisine: British, Scottish

Facilities of The Witchery by the Castle
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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House rules The Witchery by the Castle takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Check-out

Until 12:00 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 are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

An indulgent breakfast hamper will be served in the room each morning or you can choose to have a cooked breakfast served in the restaurant at no extra cost.