Carberry Tower Castle and Estate was built in 1480 and is set in 35 acres of magnificent private Estate parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Now a luxury hotel, the Castle is a place of intimate grandeur. Expect quality food, excellence of service, and warmest of Scottish hospitality in this most unique hotel.
- Set in 35 acres of estate parkland
- Rich Royal history - a gathering place for Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses for over 5 centuries.
- The Champagne Terrace was a gift from the late Queen Mother to her sister who used to live here
- Many rooms retain original features such as fireplaces and working shutters
The following offers are showing provisional availability*.
Available: Now to 29 Dec 2019
Stay in an Executive room and receive:
- Complimentary upgrade to Suite on arrival (subject to availability)
- Bottle of Louis Dornier Champagne in your room on arrival (value £50)
- 3 Course Dinner including coffee for two each evening from the Campaign Room Bistro Menu (value £30 per person)
- Full Scottish breakfast for two daily
- Late check out (subject to availability)
1 night stay
Package Price: £87.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £175 per room
2 night stay
Package Price: £175 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £350 per room
3 night stay
Package Price: £262.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £525 per room
All of the above prices include all taxes / service fees.
* Offers showing provisional availability are subject to confirmation with the hotel and availability is not guaranteed. No funds will be taken from your card until the booking is confirmed, which will usually be within a few hours.
Offers showing instant availability are live and will be confirmed immediately.
Facilities at Carberry Tower Castle and Estate
Carberry Tower Mansion House and the 35 acre Estate is privately owned by a couple whose rich and deeply meaningful relationship with Carberry Tower began in childhood. Now in their hands for the long term, the culture of the Household is therefore not only very personal, but also a reflection of their Family values. So at the heart of life within Carberry Tower and our Estate are values of honour, integrity, grace and respect, all permeated by the desire to build strong, fruitful and lasting relationships. So in welcoming you as guests into our Household, we invite you to share in the goodness and the glory of this dear place and though you may arrive as strangers, you will most certainly leave as our friends.
Enjoy a meal in the Campaign Room Bistro, a drink in The Tap Room bar or on the sunny Champagne terrace, wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds, or escape to the library with a book.
Every day around 4pm, the sounds of jazz, big band or swing fill the Library Club Lounge with the quintessential soundtrack of the Household. Evoking a timeless sense of relaxed playfulness, gathering for pre-dinner drinks, cocktails or after dinner liqueurs is ideally suited to this most convivial of rooms.
If you are feeling energetic, the hotel has a small external fitness room for residents.
- Former Mansion House of the Late Queen Mother's sister, where the Queen and Princess Margaret played as children
- Previously known as Carberry Tower Mansion House & Estate
Good to know
- Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
- Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM
Free onsite parking
All public areas are accessible however only one Executive bedroom is fully equipped and is accessed by lift.
History of the hotel
Built 1480 – former home of Elphinstone family (related to the late Queen Mother). Situated within the estate where Mary Queen of Scots surrendered herself to the Confederate Lords in 1567.
To accommodate a family in our guest bedrooms, a foldaway bed will be provided and is chargeable at £20 per child (aged 16 or under) per night. Should you require a cot, please ask at the time of booking.
Please be advised that not all guest bedrooms are suitable for accommodating families and availability must be checked in advance with our Reservations Team.
Established over a period in excess of 500 years, Carberry Tower stands proudly within its own 35 acres of private Estate parkland. With tree-lined driveways, sweeping lawns, landscaped ponds and meandering walkways, not to mention the parkland deer, pheasants and other wonderful wildlife, we also have a renowned collection of splendid trees which were planted throughout the last 300 years and contain some of the most celebrated varieties within the United Kingdom.
The Rooms at Carberry Tower Castle and Estate
With fascinating vantage points and views over the Estate grounds, the elegantly appointed en-suite bedrooms evoke a warm and welcoming ambience. Many still have their original fireplaces and working shutters and all come with complimentary White Company toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, wall-mounted televisions and hairdryers, as well as built-in safes for life's little precious things
For those who prefer an even more generously appointed room, the en-suite Executive Rooms offer the ideal choice. Many are double-aspect with far-reaching views over the Estate grounds and all have comfortable seating for two and room to relax in. All come with complimentary White Company toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, wall-mounted televisions and hairdryers, as well as built-in safes for life's little precious things.
The majority of these executive rooms can also be easily transformed into a twin single layout – however availability of this must be checked with the Hotel first.
Why not spend your break luxuriating in the very rooms where our Queen used to sleep as a child when visiting Carberry Tower, or where her sister Princess Margaret often played with their Governess in what used to be the Day Nursery. Generously furnished and with luxury en-suites, complimentary bathrobes and slippers, our Grande Suites are presented with toiletries from Floris of London, homemade shortbread on arrival, cafetières, tea and coffee making facilities and a selection of coffees and teas from Brodie's of Edinburgh.
With stunning views over the Estate, the Royal Suites are some of the finest and most spacious in the Edinburgh area. Presented with complimentary bathrobes and slippers, toiletries from Floris of London, homemade shortbread on arrival, cafetières, tea and coffee making facilities and a selection of teas and coffees from Brodie's of Edinburgh, our Royal Suites simply enfold you and offer a real haven away from everyday life.
The Campaign Room Bistro
Carberry Tower likes to celebrate fabulous food and feasting - so join for brunch, lunch and dinner in the newly launched Campaign Room Bistro, which serves traditional British cuisine.
10:30 am to 9 pm daily
The Rose Garden Restaurant
Led by our superb Head Chef Trevor Langton and his highly capable team, our food passion is driven by sourcing the freshest and most flavoursome local and seasonal ingredients and crafting each new monthly menu accordingly.
Our Kitchen team endeavour to both satisfy your hunger, and nourish your soul.
10:30 am to 9 pm daily
Carberry Tower Castle and Estate Location
Map & Directions
Free onsite parking
How to get here
By Car: Nr Musselburgh, located off the A1 – take the Wallyford junction, turn right at the traffic lights, continue on to the small roundabout, take the first exit onto the A6124 – Carberry Tower Castle and Estate is located approximately 1/2 mile up on the left hand side.
Nearest Train Station: Wallyford Station (approximately 5 minute taxi journey away from Carberry Tower Castle and Estate)
Airport: Edinburgh International (Turnhouse) – follow City Bypass East onto A1
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Location & Local Attractions
Located near to Edinburgh and it's wealth of tourist attractions, the hotel is ideally located for exploring the City and surrounding areas.
Just 5 miles from the nearest beach and near to hiking trails and the North Berwick Seabird Centre.
Take a tour of the Glenkinchie Distillery, or enjoy a round of golf with a number of East Lothian Golf Courses (Gullane, Muirfield, Archerfield, Renaissance Club) located nearby.
Local museums and places of interest include:
- Gossford Estate Farm Bothy and Cafe
- Museum of Flight
- Newhailes House and Estate
- Inveresk Lodge Garden
- Tantallon Castle
- East Links Family Park
Carberry Tower Castle and Estate Reviews
- 5 reviews
- Member since 2016
Nr Musselburgh, , Scotland, EH21 8PY
Only minor thing would be that we didnt get the upgrade to suite (i know it was if available) and maybe staff could have told us no upgrade. Rest of stay was superb and we would go again
Fabulous stay at Carberry Tower
Steeped in history this hotel in beautiful grounds has much to offer. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff who are so friendly and helpful. Our upgraded room was fabulous. We will definitely be back!
Wonderful romantic break
This was a break for valentine's and a birthday treat.. On arrival we checked in only to find we had been given an upgrade to a suite.. It was beautifully decorated.. huge room with lots of light.. traditional furniture.. Crystal chandeliers.. large bathroom.. views .. A bottle of champagne on ice.. what more could you need.. So promptly uncorked the bottle.. relaxing in the lovely ambience.. Later taking a glass of bubbly with me for a luxurious soak.. before dressing for dinner.. Which was a lovely meal accompanied by a nice bottle of wine.. in a relaxing atmosphere... a nightcap in the library before retiring to our room and our lovely comfy bed.. Breakfast was served in the garden room overlooking the champagne terrace.. There is nothing not to like about this place.. If you are looking for a wedding venue.. it is a stunning location.. Who knows it may be us.. For our honeymoon!!!
The only reason the room didn't score 5 was that on a windy night the windows rattled. Otherwise it was a very nice room with a good shower, windows on three sides and a lovely view. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The building was incredible, full of history and with lots of places to sit and relax. The food in the restaurant was excellent, service also. It could have been a bit warmer! All in all excellent value for money and a very enjoyable break.