Witchery by the Castle

352 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2NF

Price from: £292

Bedroom in the vestry overlooking the castle

By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

I write for BBC radio, The Scotsman, .... Read more
#10 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4.7
4.7
Eating/drinking:
4.3
4.3
Public areas:
0
N/A
Leisure facilities:
0
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Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Romance, Shopping

Best for Romance - Expert review of Witchery by the Castle

An inner sanctum of luxury and romance.

Proprietor James Thomson is a man who loves the good things in life and this is your chance to share his vision. The Witchery has seven suites which just ooze decadence and drama as the likes of Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have all discovered. The suites are literally at the gates of Edinburgh castle with such opulence and grandeur it's hard to imagine a more romantic setting. Gothic reds, velvets, dramatic colours, antiques, quirky touches and bold use of colour abound.

Location: 

At the gates of Edinburgh Castle, it doesn't get more dramatic or memorable than this. The city is laid out at your feet.

Bedrooms: 

The seven suites are named The Library, Vestry, Inner Sanctum, Old Rectory, Sempill, Guardroom or Armoury and each is as over the top as the last. The velvets, plaids, cashmeres and beds the size of a small country - and my favourite bit, the roll-top baths big enough for two! Hidden rooms, oak panels, an emerald green sitting room, a tartan-lined study: each suite is different and this is the stuff of dreams.

It is an unforgettable magical experience!

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Eating and drinking: 

The restaurant, The Witchery, is a destination in itself and is delightful. White linen, chandeliers and candlelight in a room older than the hills. The atmosphere is very special. Food is great too and wine is a particular strong point as James is a man who loves the good things in life.

Service: 

Top class service. 

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Who stays there: 

James Bond, well...Pierce Brosnan anyway. Basically Hollywood A list and many other well known faces. Brides, romantics, seducers, the lucky few.

Pros: 
Utter luxury
Location is stunning
Cons: 
Price

More information on Witchery by the Castle:

Price from:
£292
Type:
Hotel
Address:
352 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2NF
Free tags / Keywords:
Opulent, sensual

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