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The Fortress

| Near Edinburgh, Scotland
18
9
9
Increased accessibility
Tennis Court
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Catering
Corporate gatherings
Castles
Family friendly
City breaks
Wedding venues
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At a glance

  • Priced from £4,200 - £7,300 per night at weekends and £2,750 - £4,250 per night mid-week
  • Fully catered Scottish castle near Edinburgh
  • 9 luxurious en-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious and stylish reception rooms
  • Beautiful wedding or event venue
  • 32 acres including tennis court and walled garden
  • Additional accommodation onsite 

The Fortress is an imposing castle, providing the ultimate luxury stay for groups in the outskirts of Edinburgh, just 20 minutes from the city centre and all it has to offer.

While The Fortress is one of the most accessible castles in Scotland, its tranquil location within 32 acres of idyllic grounds makes guests feel as though they’re miles from anywhere; an unparalleled location for a memorable group holiday.

Every room inside the castle has been finished to the highest standard, with an impeccable attention to detail and emphasis on luxury and indulgence, leaving nothing to be desired.

Three sumptuous reception rooms on the ground floor provide a wonderful space for guests to gather and socialise. The lounge with its charcoal colour scheme, striking chandelier, fascinating artwork and designer furniture is a comfortable space for relaxation, while the piano room and library bar offer alternative areas for evening entertainment. The Fortress is both spacious and flexible, meaning guests can use the rooms to suit their requirements. For weddings or large celebrations, the Orangery can seat up to 100 guests.

The hallway and central area carry the striking monochrome colour scheme, with flamboyant artworks and sculptures adding splashes of colour and intrigue.

The opulent communal areas are second only to the luxurious bedrooms, of which The Fortress boasts nine; each one as welcoming and sumptuous as the next. With super-king sized beds, thick carpets, stylish occasional chairs and immaculate en-suite bathrooms, groups of up to 18 guests are sure to enjoy a relaxing and revitalising stay. Each bedroom enjoys breathtaking views over the castle grounds. The en-suite bathrooms feature sleek roll top baths, marble tiles, underfloor heating and walk-in showers, the perfect way to start your morning.

There is a private suite which features two luxurious double bedrooms and bathrooms. This suite has its own kitchen, beautiful dining and living spaces and access to a private garden, a lovely secluded spot for breakfast.

Outside, the castle’s extensive grounds encompass a tennis court, walled garden and space to play croquet and boules. Other activities can be arranged on request.

The Fortress is a stunning location for a romantic wedding or memorable corporate event. The Orangery seats 100 to 110 guests and is suitable for wheelchair access, while a marquee in the garden can be set up to accommodate larger events for up to 450 people.

The Fortress has an in-house professional chef who is available to cater for guests, please enquire for menu choices and costs.

SLEEPS 18: 9 en-suite bedrooms, 2 of which form a private suite complete with separate kitchen, living and dining areas, and access to a private garden. Each bedroom has Wi-Fi and satellite TV.

ADDITIONAL BEDS: Baby cots can be provided on request.

COOK + DINE: The Fortress has its own private chef, please enquire for menu choices and costs. The Orangery can seat 100-110 guests, or parties of up to 130 can be seated across two rooms.

RELAX: 4 reception rooms are provided for guests’ use: The Marble Lounge, Bar Room, Piano Room and Orangery. There are also several al fresco relaxation areas.

BATHE: Each of the 9 bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower, marble tiles and underfloor heating.

OUTSIDE: 32 acres of grounds incorporating a tennis court, walled garden and space to play croquet and boules. Other activities can be arranged on request.

TECH: Wi-Fi throughout, satellite TV in all of the bedrooms.

PLAY: Tennis, croquet and boules. Piano in one of the reception rooms.

PETS: No pets.

VENUE HIRE: The Fortress is an idyllic location for a wedding or memorable corporate events.

Weddings: The Orangery seats 100 to 110 guests and has beautiful views that extend over the grounds and woodland walks. For larger events, a marquee can be arranged for up to 450 people. The Orangery is suitable for wheelchair access.

Corporate events: The Castle and its 32 acres of grounds provide you with the space and tranquillity to relax and escape the city. With flexible space for receptions, board meetings or private dining, we pride ourselves on designing and delivering an exceptional and bespoke service for each client.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Air conditioning available.

BIGGER STAYS: Gate Lodge onsite is available to book also, which comprises of 3 x adult double rooms sharing 2 bathrooms and 2 x bedrooms ideal for children with low ceilings.  From May 2019 the stable block will be converted to offer a further 8 bedrooms. 

LOCAL AREA: The Fortress is set within 32 acres of idyllic grounds, a haven of tranquillity just 20 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh and all its delights. The city is a hive of activity, with historic and cultural attractions in abundance. The castle, Calton Hill, Museum of Scotland, Mary King’s Close, Scottish National Gallery, HMY Britannia and Edinburgh Zoo are just a handful of the wonderful places to visit, and there are no end of restaurants, cafés, bars and eateries to indulge every taste.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Besides the attractions and places to visit nearby, The Fortress can organise a range of entertainment for your special celebration or gathering. DJ lessons from one of Scotland’s top club DJ’s, spa treatments, whisky and gin tasting, picnics and BBQs, cooking lessons, personal training, falconry, butlers and chauffeurs, yoga, helicopter trips, golf and personal shoppers can all be arranged for an extra charge.

GETTING THERE: Nearest airport: Edinburgh (5 miles). Nearest train station: South Queensferry (3 miles).

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