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The Original Castle in Edinburgh

Melville Castle combines Scottish grandeur with many original touches. Stay a while and take time to explore some of the castle’s curiosities. Each of the castle's 33 bedrooms and suites are unique - many have four-poster beds and all have been dramatically revamped. Every corner of the castle has been restored to give a gentle nod to it's regal background, which Mary Queen of Scots used to visit. From our striking reception to our eclectic Library Bar, opulence is never too far from your fingertips. 

Melville is synonymous with escapism. Get lost in our enchanted grounds and search for Queen Mary's five oak trees, wake from deep slumbers and indulge in the finest cuisine in the quirkiest of spaces. You're about to embark on a traditional adventure you'll cherish for a lifetime. Where better to stay when visiting Edinburgh than in a castle? 


'Edinburgh's most eagerly awaited reopening of 2021'  

Engraving of Melville Castle


In Edinburgh 

The bustling city of Edinburgh is only a 30minute drive away. Explore the bustling delights of the city, then wind your way along the tree-lined drive to the castle’s private 54-acre estate, to bed down in this country pile. Where better to stay when visiting Edinburgh, then in a castle? 


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Had a very nice afternoon tea with a friend and it was delicious - the sandwiches were so enjoyable lovely and fresh and so tasty, the scones were the best I have ever tasted as was the jam and clotted cream. I will definitely be returning soon - thank you Melville Castle for such a great Afternoon Tea.
Absolutely loved it and simply didn't want to leave. We are already planning our next trip, hopefully later this year! Many thanks to you all and keep up the excellent work you do.
This castle is so charming that you wouldn't want to leave the grounds to go elsewhere. Perfect for a quiet picturesque getaway. The decor is magnificent; they have maintained the charm of its historical image. The staff are friendly and accommodating; they would do whatever it takes to make their guests comfortable and happy.  Will definitely visit Melville Castle again.
Stayed overnight here in a lovely room. The food was excellent and the service equally as good. Emma the receptionist was lovely, helpful and made me feel extremely welcome. I will be back without a doubt. Thank you!
We had an amazing time! Why stay anywhere else when you can stay in a castle? We loved our time here. The castle and grounds were absolutely gorgeous and so romantic. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the rooms were comfortable, spacious and beautiful. We would highly recommend this place.


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Melville Castle

Gilmerton Road
EH18 1AP
0131 654 0088

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