The Witchery by the Castle Shortlist*

All is fair in the candlelit rooms of James Thomson’s enthralling 16th- and 17th-century buildings overlooking the Royal Mile, with their hidden doors and dramatic nooks and crannies. More

Contact details

The Witchery by the Castle
Castlehill the Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 2NF
Scotland
01312 255613

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9 suites.

Open

all year except 24–25 Dec.

Facilities

2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, terrace.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £345. 3-course set menu £40.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

All is fair in the candlelit rooms of James Thomson’s enthralling 16th- and 17th-century buildings overlooking the Royal Mile, with their hidden doors and dramatic nooks and crannies. The atmospheric restaurant-with-suites, by the gates of Edinburgh Castle, is swathed in tapestries and fine carvings. An indulgent Scottish menu is served in two theatrical dining rooms under a painted ceiling, with such dishes as roast loin of Cairngorm venison, honey-roast root vegetables, parsnip mousseline, bramble jus. There’s no lounge, but each of the eclectic, Gothic-style bedrooms has a bottle of champagne on arrival, a bath made for sharing, a huge four-poster, high-spec technology. Come morning, a breakfast hamper may be delivered to the room. See also Prestonfield (main entry).

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The Witchery by the Castle
Castlehill the Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 2NF

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