Melville Castle once home to the influential Dundas family is set within a 50 acre estate of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river North Esk. Located just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh s city centre this luxurious castle offers the tranquility of a country setting on the doorstep of this thriving city. The 32 classically styled bedrooms offer all the luxury comfort you deserve and our friendly team will take pleasure in catering to all your requirements during your stay.
The Castle provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation and there are a number of award winning and highly recommended restaurants within 5 minutes drive. At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots the Castle was commissioned by the first Viscount Melville in 1791 for entertaining which it continues to do to this day. We have ample free parking and a frequent 24 hour bus service to Edinburgh from the bus stop at the Castle Gates.
Complimentary city maps and bus timetable are available at reception. Whether lounging with a drink next to a crackling fire in our library bar or relaxing over a game of croquet on the lawn we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us.
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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18th century castle on the site of a royal hunting lodge.