The Witchery by the Castle Shortlist*

The candlelit rooms, secret doors, and nooks and crannies of these conjoined 16th- and 17th-century buildings overlooking the Royal Mile weave a spell over charmed guests. More

Contact details

The Witchery by the Castle
Castlehill, The Royal Mile,
Edinburgh
EH1 2NF.
Scotland
Tel 0131 225 5613,

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 (babysitting by arrangement).

Credit cards

All major cards accepted.

Prices

Per room B&B from £345. 3-course set menu £38.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

The candlelit rooms, secret doors, and nooks and crannies of these conjoined 16th- and 17th-century buildings overlooking the Royal Mile weave a spell over charmed guests. This dramatic restaurant-with-suites, by the gates of Edinburgh Castle, is owned by James Thomson, whose rococo Prestonfield stands next to Holyrood Park (see main entry). Swathed in tapestries and fine carvings, the two dining rooms are a theatrical serving ground (take your eye off the food to admire the painted ceiling). Indulge in the modern Scottish menu, then retreat to one of the Gothic-style bedrooms, each more extravagant than the other. A bottle of champagne is presented on arrival; in the morning, a breakfast hamper may be delivered to the room.

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

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