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Borthwick Castle



Enter the ancient arched gateway of Borthwick Castle and immerse yourself in a hidden world of luxury and majestic style, steeped in 600 years of dramatic Scottish history.

Borthwick Castle is an exceptional Exclusive Use property located just twelve miles from Edinburgh. Set within the landscape of the Scottish hills, steeped inauthentic style, understated luxury and unparalleled intimacy in service, Borthwick Castle provides a Scottish Castle experience like no other. Exclusively yours are the three majestic reception rooms and the twelve elegant bedchambers scattered throughout the castle and accessed via the spiraling staircases. The Castle has been sensitively and expertly renovated and refurbished to reflect its medieval grandeur and historic atmosphere whilst ensuring all the modernity, comforts and attention to detail you would expect from an exceptional Five Star property.


Ideally located just off the A7 Borders Route, Borthwick Castle is just 30 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh city centre. 

Map co-ordinates: 55.8267, -3.0074


Throughout the length and breadth of the castle, accessed by secret doorways and stone spiral staircases, lie twelve exquisitely designed and uniquely imagined bedchambers which evoke the full medieval grandeur of our beautiful castle. 12  elegant bed chambers hosting 28 guests; 10 within the main castle, plus the majestic Gatehouse and Crookston Cottage


Borthwick Castle provides flexibility, throughout the majestic reception rooms for exquisite grand parties, relaxed family vacations, key business time away. From the inspiring Garrison, with stone vaulted ceiling, the Intimate, sumptuous Stateroom with roaring fire and breath-taking views and the magnificent Great Hall, the Castle’s dining hall, where their award-winning Chef Derek Johnstone and his team are ready to provide exquisite dining experiences equal to such an exceptional space. The surrounding grounds within the Castle walls set the ideal scene for summer drinks, outdoor dining, activities, relaxation as well as providing exceptional views and country walks.

At A Glimpse

Borthwick Castle is the finest keep in Scotland, playing a rich role in Scotland’s storied history. In 1567, MaryQueen of Scots famously leapt from a window in the castle disguised as a pageboy in order to flee an army of pursuers.

With private hire comes Borthwick Castle’s dedicated team who will provide the warmest welcome, discreet professional service and those exquisite personal touches. There are no set rules or menus at Borthwick Castle, because you can choose whatever is most to your delight: breakfast in bed, a personal whisky tasting, a fabulous feast in the great hall, delightful walks in the surrounding countryside, golf at some of Scotland’s top courses or a tailor-made tour of Edinburgh’s historic landmarks. The Borthwick team is here to bring to life your very own vision for how your stay in the Castle should be. 

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