The Witchery

South Scotland Lothian Edinburgh

  • From £595 a night
  • 9 Guest Suites
  • Restaurant with Rooms

This famous restaurant with rooms is the most theatrical, dramatic and indulgent place to stay in Edinburgh

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It’s one of the most stellar, storied addresses in Edinburgh, a supremely glamorous dining destination by the castle that also offers fantastically theatrical accommodation. Lauded by travel publications the world over, this is the place to stay if you're after a one-of-a-kind experience in the Scottish capital. Created with couples in mind, The Witchery has nine opulent suites across two historic properties either side of The Royal Mile.

These adults-only boudoirs accessed via winding stone staircases ooze decadence with their velvet drapes, Gothic beds, oak panelling, tapestries, ornamental fireplaces, turrets, secret bookcases, mosaic shower rooms and free-standing bathtubs. The buildings may date from the 16th century but the suites artfully conceal all mod-cons including smart TVs, Amazon Echoes, Nespresso machines and Dyson hair dryers.

Book direct and you'll enjoy a bottle of Champagne on arrival, while the choice is yours when it comes to breakfast: opt for a continental-style hamper delivered to your suite or a cooked breakfast by candlelight in one of the two intimate dining rooms. As for its location, leave the close and you're at the gates of Edinburgh Castle. It's the most romantic location in the most romantic city.



Open all year.


Suites from £595 a night with breakfast.


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  • Bar
  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi

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  • Adults Only
  • Car-free Option
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Foodies
  • Historic
  • Rural Retreat

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