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Melville Castle


Minutes from Edinburgh, you can visit the city and return to this Grade A castle, away from the hubbub, to relax!

Cruise up the long tree-lined drive to the hidden castle, surrounded by gardens, and escape the world. Where better to stay when visiting Edinburgh than in a Scottish castle?

Refurbished in 2021, Melville Castle combines Scottish grandeur with some new original touches, with something new and exciting around every corner. Stay a while and take time to explore some of the curiosities. Each of the castle's 33 bedrooms are unique.

Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Park and Arthurs Seat are all within around 5 miles from the hotel. Plus Murrayfield Stadium, the Edinburgh Playhouse and Edinburgh Airport are nearby.

What makes a stay at Melville Castle unique?

Refreshingly Scottish stays, hidden away in a grand castle, minutes from Edinburgh. The collection of Scottish gins and world-renowned whiskies is second to none and the gardens are a beautiful escape. For truly divine stays, bed down beneath the turrets in a Four Poster bedroom or, put romance on the menu with the giant copper tub for two in the 1 Bedroom Suite!

One of the most dog-friendly hotels your will find, pups are made welcome throughout the castle and there are plenty of grounds for them to roam. Some bedrooms have garden access.

The Scottish Breakfast is taken seriously here. There's a selection of continental and local Scottish favourites available. Guests are invited to book on the hotel's own website or by calling in order to get a FREE breakfast included each morning.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Melville Castle?

There are 37 bedrooms - a combination of single, large doubles, four poster bedrooms and suites. Many bedrooms - apart from singles and Four Posters - can be feature twin beds (on request). The hotel team are dog lovers, so four-legged friends are welcome throughout the hotel. All bedrooms offer free WiFi and SMART TVs, many also have Nespresso machines for a premium coffee experience.

The Brasserie Restaurant is a relaxed gastro affair where you can tuck into seasonal fare and one of the finest drinks selections you'll find north of the border.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Edinburgh area?

Melville Castle is located on a private estate with a grand tree-lined driveway, private parking and beautiful gardens.

Within 5 miles:

  • Butterfly & Insect World: 0.4 miles
  • Dalkeith Country Park: 2.1 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle: 2.3 miles
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh: 2.5 miles
  • Craigmillar Castle: 2.8 miles
  • Rosslyn Chapel: 3.2 miles
  • Arthurs Seat: 4.3 miles
  • Holyrood Park: 4.3 miles
  • Musselburgh Racecourse: 4.5 miles
  • Queen's Hall: 4.6 miles
  • University of Edinburgh: 4.9 miles

Within 10 miles:

  • National Museum of Scotland: 5.1 miles

  • The Real Mary King's Close: 5.3 miles

  • Royal Mile: 5.3 miles

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions: 5.3 miles

  • Edinburgh Castle: 5.4 miles

  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 5.5 miles

  • Murrayfield Stadium: 6.4 miles

  • Royal Yacht Britannia: 6.9 miles

  • Edinburgh Zoo: 7.4 miles

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The Brasserie Restaurant is a relaxed gastro affair where you can tuck into seasonal fare and one of the finest drinks selections you'll find north of the border.

Afternoon tea is served daily in the parlour (booking required).

An impressive selection of Scottish gins and whiskies is available at the castle. Served with passion and flair, a warm welcome is always on the menu in the hotel bar.

A traditional Scottish breakfast is served daily from 7:30am - 9:30am on weekdays and 8:00am - 10:00am at weekends. This is free when you book through the hotel's website or by calling the hotel directly.

Coming Soon! The Herd - a steak restaurant where some of the finest cuts of meat will be cooked before your eyes, over open flames, is soon to open in the cellar of the castle. The ultimate dining experience!


Other Information

Weddings and events are available at the castle.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking

Facilities & information


Breakfast included

Parking (free)

Dog/Pet friendly

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Children's cots

Children's games

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks

Civil Licences

Four Poster Beds


Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Linen included

Towels included

Room Service & Food/Drink

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Central heating

Open log fire


Jogging, running




Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)


Picnic area

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Edinburgh Airport

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 14

Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh Waverley

Nearest Railway Distance: 7

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Single room price from: £82.50

Single room price to: £122.50

Double twin room price from: £125.00

Double twin room price to: £165.00

Suite room price from: £225.00

Suite room price to: £265.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Gilmerton Road, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Scotland, LasswadeEH18 1AP, United Kingdom

The hotel is close to many international airports:

  • Edinburgh Airport: 10.8 miles
  • Dundee Airport: 39 miles
  • Glasgow Airport: 51.5 miles

If arriving into Edinburgh Waverley Station, it is possible to take a bus (aound 35 minutes), disembarking at Dalkeith, Melville Gate Road, walking around 6 minutes to the castle. Alternatively, a taxi from the train station takes around 12 minutes.

There is ample private parking if arriving by car.

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