The Witchery By The Castle

352 Castlehill EH1 2NFEdinburghUnited Kingdom
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About The Witchery By The Castle

Located midway between Edinburgh Castle and St. Giles Cathedral, The Witchery By The Castle offers an award-winning wine cellar and lavish accommodation set over two historic buildings.

The nine flamboyant suites feature sumptuous beds and luxurious bathrooms with oversized roll-top baths. Amenities include TVs with DVD players, hospitality trays and fridges while complimentary extras include a bottle of champagne, a nightly turndown service and newspapers.

The Witchery By The Castle offers a 24-hour butler service to guests.

The hotel has garnered a reputation for world-class dining experiences, showcasing the best of Scotland’s produce, including award-winning Angus beef steak tartare, fresh seafood platters and even haggis.

Guests can enjoy a stroll through Holyrood Park or a round of golf at the Craigentinny Course. The National Museum of Scotland and the Murrayfield Rugby Stadium are within three miles of the hotel.


352 Castlehill , EH1 2NF, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)2255613 | Fax: +44(131)2204392 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television

Positive Reviews

Perfect for romance

Dannii Minogue once described this hotel as “the perfect lust den” Guest reviews indicate that it’s easy to see why - “an escape from reality” and “a real life fairy tale” are among the many positive comments made about the Witchery By The Castle.

Worth the outlay for special occasions

The Witchery By The Castle doesn't come cheap and while most guests agree with that statement, they’re also, for the most part, adamant that it’s worth every penny - particularly if you’re celebrating a special occasion Spoil yourself!

Great location

If you can drag yourself away from the lavish surroundings of your suite, step outside to explore You’ll find yourself in the heart of the historic old town area and within a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle It doesn't get much better than this.

Negative Reviews

Not a wide choice of vegetarian dishes

While this won’t matter too much to meat lovers, vegetarians don’t seem overly pleased with the variety of dishes available to them Guests who are allergic to shellfish aren't wowed by the fact the restaurants can't guarantee cross-contamination.

Not a power shower in sight

It’s fair to say that state-of-the-art showers are not really in keeping with the theme of this hotel Instead, you’ll get a shower above the roll-top bath The idea is that you enjoy the bath, so you’re out of luck if you prefer an invigorating shower in the morning.

Parking is a little inconvenient

While some guests comment that the price of nearby parking is high, most seem more concerned that there aren't ample spaces nearby Dropping off and picking up can be a little tricky too, so you may end up carrying your luggage a little further than you anticipated.