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9 rooms from $404 per night

“Superbly located at the gates of the Castle, on the Royal Mile, sits this intimate, Gothic hotel. The rooms are luxurious, romantic & eccentric – think candlelit, wood paneling and plenty of velvet. Enjoy delicious Scottish food in the equally atmospheric restaurant. ”

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“Superbly located at the gates of the Castle, on the Royal Mile, sits this intimate, Gothic hotel. The rooms are luxurious, romantic & eccentric – think candlelit, wood paneling and plenty of velvet. Enjoy delicious Scottish food in the equally atmospheric restaurant. ”

Hotel Overview

“Mysterious, captivating, exotic: James Thomson’s Gothic conversion of the 16th-century General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is named after the witches that were burned nearby. It is flamboyantly decorated with gilded ceilings, panelling and swathes of jewel-coloured velvet. Huge sumptuous suites in vibrant colours are theatrical and supremely romantic, with four-posters and oil paintings. Extras include complementary champagne.”

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Serving Scottish beef, lamb, game, the Witchery's famous steak tartare, briny-fresh seafood platters and even some haggis.
  • Romantic Break
  • The glamourous, plush yet cosy interiors with love seats, four poster beds, and plenty of candles are perfect for couples
 

Written by Louise Farquhar

Facilities

  • Car not required
  • Bar
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • Fireplace
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Good wine list
  • In room DVD
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children cannot be accomadated.
  • No pets
  • Restaurant
  • Sitting Room
  • In room music system
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Room service
  • For that extra touch of privacy have an indulgent breakfast hamper brought up to your room in the morning
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Local markets
  • Edinburghs Haymarket bustles with independdent shops and cafes selling local produce.
  • Close to nightlife
  • This area comes alive at night, with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Nearby Princes Street is packed with designer brands and big labels.
  • Sights nearby
  • In the heart of the Old Town on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile

Map & Location

What's Nearby

See What They Say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Romance, quirkiness, sumptuous luxury and a magical location next to Edinburgh’s Castle

What is there to do in the area or on site?
You are in the heart of the Old Town so lots of sights – Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Holyrood Palace, National Gallery plus great speciality shopping

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A breakfast hamper is delivered to your suite each day or you can choose to eat a candlelit breakfast a la carte in the original Witchery dining room

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The Witchery has two magical dining rooms to choose from, the original oak-panelled Witchery of the charming Secret Garden with its own private terrace. Just around the corner we can arrange a table for you at our rooftop Tower Restaurant above the National Museum of Scotland – which also does a fantastic afternoon tea. Five minutes by cab could see you in the luxurious and grand setting of historic Prestonfield House and its opulent restaurant, Rhubarb

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All of our rooms are suites, all have their own character quirks and charms. Some guests try each of the them in turn and then ask us to create another suite when they have done them all.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Check in, pour the Champagne and enjoy real cosseting luxury.”

Other Reviews

Ultimate 100 British Hotels

'...the Witchery is a shameless temple of too-muchness, with a celebrity-studded guest list including Jack Nicholson and Audrey Tautou.'

Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)

The Witchery by the Castle Edinburgh, Scotland

'A restaurant with rooms, so no residents' lounge or bar - these suites are intimate, secret dens of high-flown delight.'

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Hotel website
9 rooms from $404 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Serving Scottish beef, lamb, game, the Witchery's famous steak tartare, briny-fresh seafood platters and even some haggis.
  • Romantic Break
  • The glamourous, plush yet cosy interiors with love seats, four poster beds, and plenty of candles are perfect for couples
Activities
  • Local markets
  • Edinburghs Haymarket bustles with independdent shops and cafes selling local produce.
  • Close to nightlife
  • This area comes alive at night, with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Nearby Princes Street is packed with designer brands and big labels.
  • Sights nearby
  • In the heart of the Old Town on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile
Other highlights
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • House party feel
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Theatrical red & gold, velveted rooms
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children cannot be accomadated.
  • Luxury
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Townhouse
  • Antiques
  • Quirky
  • Charming
  • Traditional

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