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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 glamor has caught the attention of The Times, The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveler, and many celebrity fans have enjoyed its suites. The impressive restaurant also showcases fine Scottish dishes in similarly decadent surroundings.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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

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

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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 February 24, 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 October 10, 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 July 23, 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 February 24, 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 September 11, 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 June 6, 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 December 14, 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 October 10, 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 October 22, 2021
  • does this hotel have parking

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


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    Answered on October 10, 2020
  • Does it have parking

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


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  • 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 October 22, 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 October 29, 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 October 10, 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 October 10, 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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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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 impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0 miles
  • 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
  • Arthur's 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

    Food: British, Scottish

Amenities of The Witchery by the Castle
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (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
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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House rules
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From 3:00 PM

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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.