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.
Three additional bedrooms for six guests sharing two bathrooms will be available to book from Autumn 2018 in the converted Gate House onsite.