Beautiful castle and friendly staff!! I would like to give special thanks to Kym, Patricia and Andrew for making everything possible for our wedding and above all, memorable! Andrew was very informative and a great entertainer! Will be back soon! More...
Scheduled a class to fly 2 birds. Got to learn how to fly the sweetest owl and a beautiful Harris Hawk named Iona. It was SO much fun! The falconers are wonderful and very knowledgeable, and all the birds are very well taken care of. Come a little early to walk around and see all the different birds. They all have their own different personalities. It's on the ground of the beautiful Dalhousie Castle. After your experience I recommend walking around the beautiful castle grounds and having a drink inside. I can't wait to go again on my next visit to Edinburgh! More...
It’s a castle, what else do you need to know!!! (Hint: room 4)
The castle is beautiful and the staff are incredible! We got married here on Sunday and from start to finish, all our guests were treated like royalty. Kym was amazing as were all the other staff. Thank you for making our dream a reality! More...
Beautiful wedding venue and great service
We were married here 20 years ago and it's still great! We spent an evening on this trip and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had dinner in the Dungeon and a full Scottish breakfast in the Oranjery the next morning. Everything was first class. More...
Can not recommend this place enough from start to finish. Received a back massage then an Indian head massage which were both amazing, not to mention the very professional staff from the spa who treated me and my friends like royalty . We then had a meal and drinks in the Orangery which was also amazing! Perfect relaxing day from stepping foot in the door to going home. Will definitely be back soon More...
Highly recommend Dalhousie Castle and Aqueous Spa for a girlie day out. Therapists were fantastic & the Back Massage and Foot Scrub are AMAZING. The food is of a very high standard and they cater for all food allergies. I can’t wait for my next spa in July the settings and treatments really do help you relax and unwind More...
Myself and a few friends had a spa and lunch last sunday, and we were treated so well by all the staff, facilities were amazing and the food and drinks after just set the whole day off. We will definitely be back. Thank you all at Dalhousie castle for making us feel so welcome and treating us like queens for the day xxx More...
Lovely SPA facilities, with brilliant therapists - had back/shoulder massage and a facial - amazing. Lunch in the organgey - lovely food and prosecco . a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. looking forward to returning soon. More...
My daughter has her Nat 5 exams this week so I decided to treat her to a relaxing spa to ease the stress. This spa has a lovely atmosphere, staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. We were made to feel welcome and at ease all day. The location is tranquil and relaxing. Our day was bliss, so memorable for my daughters first spa experience. I’m sure we will be back soon More...
Wonderful place to take a break to get away from the hustle of the city. The room was very comfortable and immaculate. The Dungeon Restaurant was fantastic - we took our son who is 11 and he loved the surroundings and armor etc. The food was very tasty but portions on the light side so 2 to 3 courses definitely required. The hotel was nice and quiet. We booked to do the falconry, which was amazing. My only complaint was that breakfast was disorganized and it took a long time to be served. I ordered mushrooms, tomatoes and poached eggs. I received one mushroom, half a tomato and one egg. I received toast after I finished my minuscule breakfast. I felt for the price breakfast could have been a little more generous. I also felt some areas of the hotel could do with a little love - library looks very worn and it's a shame the books aren't cared for. More...
Joselito Fonseca Corrêa
A wonderful and indescribable experience of life!
Absolutely wonderful evening. The staff are so kind and attentive at the right level. Incredible setting. The meal is a joy that you should experience at least once in your life.
our stay at Dalhousie castle was fabulous. our suit was beautiful. The food was excellent in both the orangery and the dungeon. The spa was very relaxing and the staff was accommodating. We felt the spa staff and two youngmen bartending continuously exceeded our expectations and were extremely helpful during our stay. More...
Very special unique rooms, the grounds sloping to the river Esk. The Dungeon Restaurant great food. Birds of prey falconry displays. Friendly cando staff. Thankyou for a relaxing break Dalhousie. More...
We love this castle, potential wedding venue.
we had an amazing 2 days at the Castle from start to finish. staff friendly. We got married there 25 years ago and they made our Anniversary special. we got an upgraded room. A lovely Anniversary card and bubbles. We did an upgraded so we could enjoy the Dungeon Resturant. excellent food. A young waiter was fantastic at his job I never got his name. Spa was really relaxing. We took photos to see the difference in the 15 years and think we done well. the piper was there again and he is a magic cheerful man that gives so much info. we go every year sometimes for lunch or dinner and we have also stayed it depends on how many years. this year we walked around beautiful. Food and drink are well priced. highly recommended place. we will be back. More...
First class customer service in a first class building.
Tommy B Torp
Very good rooms(4poster themed room) Fantastic dinner i the Dungeon, 3 courses. SPA was not what we expected, but not either our biggest interest. Staff nice and friendly, but seemed a bit overworked. More...
Dannielle L Stewart
Had a fantastic afternoon at the spa again, been many times and can never fault it. Lunch was lovely, followed by a full body massage which was great. Staff friendly and helpful when choosing treatments. More...
Had a lovely spa afternoon at Dalhousie, lunch was fantastic, service was very friendly and attentive x had a fantastic back massage, overall relaxing afternoon achieved . Definitely will return
Had a lovely, relaxing spa day with my friends here today. Changing area was lovely and clean. Nice relaxed spa and was given a fantastic facial. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We then finished off with some afternoon tea which was great. Xx More...
Had a great morning in the spa today with friends, followed by a Indian head massage. It was amazing. All the facilities were great. We finished our relaxing Sunday with afternoon tea! More...
We got married at Dalhousie on March 16th 2019 and the team there could not do enough for us. Little things I was worried about they took care of without any issues. We loved everything about our day and could not recommend them enough. Hannah, Patricia & Rebecca were brilliant. Andrew was a great guy also, and kept us right on our wedding day. We seen Sean a few times during our stay, and always so helpful. Great venue More...
We attended for a wedding this weekend. We arrived much later than planned on Friday evening having had issues at the airport. The person on duty made us feel so welcome and even provided us with some food despite it being very late!m and outside room service hours!! Absolutely stunning venue and exceptional service. More...
Really enjoyed our spa day today. Staff where all very helpful. Very clean and attended to spa area. Treatment was brilliant. Only downside was the rain shower didnt appear to work as it should and changing rooms where quite chilly but over all a lovely day and afternoon tea was delicious. More...
Elaine K Mckinlay
Lovely overnight stay. Great meal in the Dungeon Dining area. Relaxing couple of hours in the Mini Spa.
We had a girls trip from Texas and stayed a few days. I loved everything about this castle. The castle itself was beautiful and historic. The people who worked there were very friendly and helpful! The room itself was the most interesting room I’ve ever stayed in. It had a well in the bedroom covered over, antiques and more. I highly recommend anyone who loves history and wants to be a part of it to stay here. We stayed in room 29 which was located at the bottom of the turret portion of the castle. Our friends stayed in room 4 which is at the top and they had “visitors” the last night of their stay. Cold spots, sounds of a piano getting played by kids and much more. The castle has about everything you could ever want with its lush setting, cool rooms, historic charm and its location to Edinburgh. More...
Beautiful place to visit. Loved every minute of our overnight stay. Comfortable bed, amazing food in the dungeon restaurant, great spa facilities and friendly staff. Service was a little slow but it didn't bother us will definitely be back More...
We had our intimate wedding for two here just before Christmas and it was perfect from start to finish. our coordinator Shannon and Patricia went out of their way to ensure we had the most magical experience. Andrew, the castle Piper was a character bringing the past to life. the owl delivery was perfect and the food was delicious. every member of staff we met was friendly and professional. the venue was steeped in history and the staff were happy to explain things and show us anything we are interested in. We can't recommend this hotel highly enough. thank you all so much. More...
We have had afternoon tea and loved every bit. The staff are excellent looking forward to our next visit.
Great breakfasts with friendly service. Beautiful, impressive public areas and comfortable rooms.
We had our wedding at Dalhousie Castle & Aqueous Spa a couple of days ago and it was absolutely fantastic. I cannot thank the Events team and all of the staff at the hotel enough for their great organisation and service. All of our guests had a wonderful time over the two days we were there. Thank you for everything and I would definitely recommend Dalhousie as a memorable wedding venue. More...
This. Was. AWESOME! Whether you're staying at the Castle Hotel, visiting Edinburgh, or live somewhere nearby, this Falconry experience is one you MUST do!The lady who runs the establishment (I'm so sorry I cannot remember her name) was so lovely - a nice person, funny, relatable, and she cared for each and every one of her birds. She gave us a great lesson on the different types of falcons and owls, introduced us to each of the 30+ birds and described each of their individual personalities. We got to fly a falcon and an owl and it was the coolest friggin thing EVER! Those birds are massive and so powerful - I was in awe of how majestic they were. I have a much higher respect for them and their status on the food chain. ;)Seriously, if you get the opportunity to do this, DO IT! More...
We absolutely loved our experience at this castle! Our suite was spectacular. The staff were friendly and helpful. The multi course dinner in the dungeon was really a treat and the included breakfast was also tasty. We would highly recommend for anyone looking for an overnight or short getaway. I didn't get to do a spa treatment this time but their prices seem reasonable for some interesting treatments and I'm sorry I missed out. More...
This is an incredible experience! Kylie was our guide, and she was excellent at teaching us all about the birds she had on site! We absolutely loved flying a falcon and an owl, as well as the archery experience. This was our favorite part of staying at the Dalhousie Castle. Thanks Kylie! More...
Had an amazing day for my sisters wedding yesterday- it’s a stunning venue & the staff were fabulous! We had an amazing time from start to finish - I cannot rate this highly enough as a wedding venue, we had an absolute ball. Thank you so much Dalhousie !!
A big huge thank you to Shannon, Fiona and Cornelia for helping me with every aspect of this wedding, everyday! And a massive thank you to Camille for being the best master of ceremonies. You all helped everything run so smoothly. All the guests was extremely happy and especially me and Luke. Would definitely recommend. The food was perfect! The rooms as spacious and full of character and history. We loved being at the castle. You all helped us have the best day ever! More...
A dream came through. Thank you so much for everything. Mats & Elena from sweden
Interesting and varied menu, good service and various trial courses to sample
I recently got married at Dalhousie Castle and it was a wonderful experience! The planning of the wedding went well, all of their event staff are thorough and we were able to go back and forth hashing out the detail well in advance. They made sure everything stayed on schedule, that the right music was used, that all the little things we wanted were included. The service at both restaurants was fabulous, their wait staff are attentive and the food is delicious (I recommend having afternoon tea-being American I thought it was just tea, boy was I wrong!). The rooms themselves were very neat, much of the history was still apparent and the furniture was very nice. Even the falconry staff were fantastic and super kind, I had told them that I collect feathers and that night when we returned to our room I had an envelope of feathers labeled by the type of bird they were collected from on the desk. They did not need to do this at all, but it was greatly appreciated (the feathers are on display with the rest of my hoard this very moment!). The grounds are as beautiful as the castle, we spent time on walking on the many trails on the property and made sure to include the outside as well as the inside in our photos. Andrew the piper who played at our wedding was as charming & friendly as could be and knew much of the history as well and regaled us with his stories (and loaned me some Wellies to wear for my outdoor photos as it was a little muddy from rain). Overall, everyone at Dalhousie was as helpful, considerate, and kind as I could have wished for. I had a perfect wedding and a wonderful experience there and plan to return in the future to celebrate one of our anniversaries. Thank you again for all that you did to make our day wonderful! More...
Charm, service, surroundings, food, all fantastic
Recently attended my nieces 16th birthday meal with family. Beautiful grounds, a very warm welcome, the piper was fantastic, the staff were friendly and very professional. The dining room was beautifully set out, the food was outstanding. (Especially the chocolate brownie). Thank You so much for giving us all great day. 5 � More...
Heikki and I had the most magical wedding on the 15th. We couldnt have asked for a better day or for it go any better. Thank you to Cornelia our wedding coordinator for making sure we had everything covered and to be sure we hadnt forgotten to arrange anything and to the wonderful staff for their attention and care. The wedding meal was sublime as well thank you for taking care of my and my family members dietary requirements so well (as this was a worry beforehand for me as I didnt want to be ill especially wearing my big poofy wedding dress, but i shouldnt have been worried). My father and multiple others and I said we hadnt had such a tender good quality steak for a long time (and I order steak almost evey time I go out for a meal) The vegetarians also loved their meal. and everyone I told after they ate the fresh made gluten free rolls, that it was gluten free they said it was very good... Please give me the recipe. We also had a lovely meal the day before in the dungeon. All our guests were blown away about the owl delivering the ring and were delighted we chose to do this and that afterwards if they wanted to hold or stroke the bird they could. It was the best day. Thank you so much! More...
It was beautiful
We had our daughter’s 16th birthday meal in the Ramsay Suite on 29th July, from start to finish it was planned to perfection. Thank you to Cornelia & Shannon in the events team for all your attention to detail. We were all welcomed with Andrew the piper who was a delight & played Happy Birthday & piper Jodie into the Ramsay Suite for our meal. Great touch & would recommend him to anyone booking any event at the Castle. Kamile & all the waiting staff who looked after us on the day were fantastic & nothing was to much to ask. Our food was fabulous so tasty & everyone commented on how good it was. Thanks to all your team for their hard work, we will definitely be recommending your beautiful venue in the future. Thanks again for a perfect day. More...
Amazing welcome , fabulous hospitality , beutiful meal in a beautiful setting such a cracking place to be will return again
Dinning room was absolutely beautiful. So lovely having the piper who was very entertaining and great with everyone.
Great history, grounds, food, comfort, spa, whisky and staff..... I could go on
We had our wedding at Dalhousie in April and it was a great venue to have it. The setting is beautiful and we had a perfect day. Shannon our wedding co-ordinator was extremely helpful and was able to accommodate most of our requests. We did have some issues with the organisation of the day caused by an unexpected change in wedding co-ordinator halfway through the planning but the problems were eventually overcome and the day came off without a hitch. Thank you so much! More...
Took my partner as a birthday treat and we weren't disappointed. Spa and treatments were great, meal in the Dungeon was fabulous and our four poster bedroom was magical. Breakfast really set us up for the day of sightseeing in Edinburgh. Thank you to the staff who made our stay so memorable. More...
We got wed at the Dalhousie Castle, and it was simply perfect! The entire team at Dalhousie Castle was professional, courteous, excellent in every way, and I cannot even begin to describe how smoothly everything went. I’m extremely glad for having chosen the venue, and I’m very proud of the team that made this our best day ever! I can strongly recommend Dalhousie Castle, it's a lovely place :) More...
Had a lovely evening with the out of the world meal in the dungeon. We had drinks in the library. A perfect morning in the breakfast room. Thanks for the beautiful surroundings and great bed. The history in the castle is shown in all area. Everyone was so nice. More...
We got married here on the 6th April 2018. The facilities, staff and food were amazing. I cannot thank the Dalhousie team enough for making our dream wedding a reality.
We celebrated my daughters wedding here on the 6th April 2018 and it was just wonderful. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the staff were so kind, helpful and supportive ! The food was amazing and the service excellent We couldn’t fault anything ! I would highly recommend Dalhousie Castle to anyone wanting that “Special venue “ to celebrate an occasion More...
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AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
The Dalhousie has received numerous accolades since it opened:
It was placed on the Condé Nast Traveller (UK)Hot ListAnd on the Condé Nast Traveler USA, who called it an "Urban Standout" and "A new Carnoustie classic"Forbes Life lauded it as "One of the hottest hotel openings in Carnoustie in 2014"Luxury Travel Intelligence in 2015 called it their "favourite boutique hotel in Carnoustie "In 2016, the readers of Travel & Leisurecommended the hotel as one of Carnoustie's Top Ten in the annual World's Best AwardsThe AA Hotel of the Year - Carnoustie 2016/17, "Impressive hotel ... a great example of something a little unique and different and a very worth winner."Named UK Independent Hotel of the Year 2017 in the Catey AwardsThe Blue Badge Awards 2017 Best (Accessible) Upmarket HotelIn 2018, Condé Nast Traveler USA placed the hotel on its Annual Gold List of its editors' favourite hotels in the world for the 3rd timeIt was ranked #1 hotel in Carnoustie, #2 in Angus and in Scotland and #7 best hotel by the US News Travel Best Hotel Rankings 2018. The Dalhousie was ranked one of the 25 best luxury hotels in the world by TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards 2018. More...
Had THE most relaxing day today in the spa! Had a fantastic one hour full body massage followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea, amazed that I could have everything gluten free! Highly recommend and will most definitely be coming back!! More...
Cannot thank the staff enough for making James Kay & Chris McVie wedding go to plan. Nothing was to much trouble and everything ran so smoothly. An enormous thank you from all the family, it wasn't an easy time with The Beast from the East having to changing plans but you accommodated us regardless. More...
Panos N Kokkaris
Just amazing! The service, the staff, the atmosphere. Only one suggestion for improvement. Lady Catherine the cat to be officially recognised and enstated as Castle's chief rep and grant her 24/7 access in property's premises and benefits including accommodation. She's lovely. �
Had a great afternoon at Dalhousie the afternoon tea was delicious and the massage was amazing
Lovely relaxing nights stay. Staff very friendly and professional. Definitely recommend.
We booked the romantic couples stay. Everything was so beautiful and perfect. Thank you so much!
Went in for a single drink, barman was friendly and helpful.
Beautiful, relaxing and quirky . Staff lovely and very friendly x would definitely come back if I’m the area and will be recommending to friends
Love it friendly staff Comfy beds lovely room s
My daughters hen party - we had 10 of us having spa treatments then on to afternoon tea. Staff were all very accommodating and helpful. Getting 10 mixed treatments done on us while keeping us all happy and contented is no mean feat! Finished the weekend off beautifully Thank you all More...
My husband and I stayed in the Mary Queen of Scots room and it was large, comfortable & gorgeous! We also had a fabulous meal at the Dungeon restaurant. Didn’t take in the spa but wished we had a couple more nights stay at the castle. Great way to finish our trip to Scotland! More...
Just booked our wedding here, the staff were well presented and attentive. The rooms are amazing and Andrew their piper was such a gent. We r looking forward to our big day. Thanks so much to louise and cornelia for your help. More...
Lisa Farthing Howsam
An amazing castle amazing food and staff extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble
This castle is simply stunning, staff so friendly and could not do enough to make our stay perfect, our 5 course meal in the doungeon restaurant was fantastic, our royal themed room beautiful, we could not fault our stay in any way, a beautiful memory will always be ours, we will definitely be back at Dalhousie castle and spa. Thankyou again to all the staff in making our stay perfect. More...
Have been before and always had a lovely time. This occasion was only for a champagne cream tea. Great service. The only slight complaint that let it down was the waiters uniform was dirty at 1pm. But otherwise couldn't fault it and will continue to visit More...
We had a lovely stay here. The spa was a massive disappointment and we literally spent only about an hour in there in the end. We both had hot stone massages which were amazing! I’m so glad that the rest of our stay was perfect! Dinner in the dungeon restaurant was lovely and didn’t feel rushed to eat or anything which was nice. We had drinks before and after dinner in the library and it was just really relaxed. Definitely pay extra for a themed four poster bedroom ours was great. Also recommend ordering breakfast as room service it was a nice touch and meant we could take our time getting up and leaving at our own pace. More...
We had a wonderful time at Dalhousie on Monday, the castle is amazing, the spa was really relaxing and I loved my massage and to top it all the afternoon tea was absolutely scrumptious. Thankyou to everyone for looking after us so well. More...
As a wedding photographer I really enjoyed working at the Dalhousie Castle yesterday. Friendly staff, especially Andrew the piper, the owl was excellent, lots of stunning ground to take a photos. I would recommend to consider this castle if you are planning your wedding. More...
Top class venue. We had our wedding here 10 years ago, we were very well looked after and the day was wonderful. We recently celebrated our anniversary and went back to the dungeon restaurant - lovely food, fabulous atmosphere. A truly special place.
Just returned from a 2 night stay and couldn't fault our stay! Food throughout was excellent and we do consider ourselves to be foodies! Ate one night in the impressive Dungeon Restaurant which is perfect for a special occasion and then one night in the relaxed Orangery. Breakfast in our room and the restaurant was also yummy! Afternoon tea is served on little book shelves and the quality is delicious! Our room was very in keeping with the building and impeccably clean and comfortable! The spa is small but very relaxing and our back massages were great!! The grounds are beautiful and the walks around the grounds are perfect to walk off all the food!! Loved all the nooks and crannies throughout the hotel and found the staff attentive and friendly! We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return!!! More...
We spend the rest of our honeymoon there and it's absolutely fantastic! Even though we experienced some stressed and unfriendly staff...the rest was lovely ans great and made us some beautiful days there!♡ More...
Gorgeous venue but glad we weren't there exclusively for the spa as it was a bit of a disappointment, too small and dated for the numbers using it, particularly the area for tea and coffee, very untidy and nowhere to sit when there are more than 4 people! Dinner in the dungeon was great and the waiters were really friendly and helpful. More...
My mum was given a voucher for afternoon tea (for two) for her 90th birthday - so I got to go as well. It was fantastic - staff were very friendly and attentive. I am gluten free - it was no problem and the selection I got was the best I have had. I would definitely go back - would give more than 5 stars if I could. More...
Just had our fabulous wedding here on Thursday August 25th and it was flawless. Amazing staff... would highly recommend having your big day here.
Thank you for the lovely facial at the spa. Excellent service, beautiful surroundings. Thank you again.
Una verdadera Maravilla! Una experiencia inolvidable, os lo aconsejo a todos, si vais a Escocia, alojaros en ese Castillo..!! Lacomida buenisima, las camas de cine.. y ademas hay fantasmas.. More...
We had such an incredible time here. It was perfect for exploring outside of Edinburgh. I also loved the feeling of stepping back in time while at the castle but still having modern conveniences. It's breath taking!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The wait staff was very polite and it really is a Castle. Just remember there is no elevator! Be prepared to walk stairs! This place is very popular, we wanted to stay 2 nights, but only one was available. We definitely plan to return! More...
My favorite part of the stay was the meal in the dungeon. Alexander our waiter was super. He helped us change our reservation to an earlier time. Enjoyed finding out he spoke Polish and was born there. Our family wants to travel to Poland so was wishing he wasn't working and just had time to talk. The food was excellent. More...
Me and my fiancé went for our wedding tasting meal yesterday and it was fantastic the service was brilliant and has really got us excited to get married here next year we were made to feel welcome on arrival and exit. We have made the right choice. Top notch. More...
I loved the spa which was a treat from my daughter and the massage was so relaxing and the girls really nice. And afternoon tea was lovely and so cute on the little shelves would definitely go back another time.
My Husband and I stayed in the Cockburn themed room for our Honeymoon this week. It made our stay so special as it had a beautiful four-poster bed and its own veranda too. We received a bottle of Champagne on arrival as part of the romantic break package we had booked. This also included a couples massage treatment which was just what we needed to help wind down after all the hectic festivities we'd had!! Really memorable start to our honeymoon, thank you!! More...
I was at a wedding there. The accommodation and the food were outstanding. The setting is wonderful. Would most certainly go back there.
Therese Trixie Mikkola
A genuine and lovely Castle. Our room nr 29 was spectacular and had a charming spooky Touch especially the bedroom. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend a stay here. Thank you we had a lovely time. More...
Ushma Bianca Patel
Beautiful castle and surroundings! We were unfortunately unable to use the spa due to a problem with the boiler but Patricia the manager was very apologetic and ensured that we had a lovely time. Thank you Patricia!
Awesome. A must see/stay. Steeped in history and gives a wee glimpse of ancient times. Renovated from the original, they have done a great job in maintains the old feel with a new hotel.
Wow! Big thank you to Nicola and Theresa for a brilliant day. Best massage I've had. Had the place to ourselves. Diane now wants underfloor heating water fall, chill out music and wine in the conservatory. We will be back. �
We had such a fantastic day their and in the spa , so relaxing facial & Head massage was amazing... we had afternoon tea which was really nice . I'll be definitely be going back here :) More...
You will not be disappointed as Dalhousie goes above and beyond. Ignore the less positive comments...we had our wedding here in May and it was awesome!!! Dalhousie Castle 10 out of 10 Their staff 10 out of 10 Great staff fantastic venue awesome all round!!! More...
Fantastic food, the stunning venue and the amazing and attentive staff all helped to ensure our wedding guests and ourselves had a truly memorable day. Andrew the piper was brilliant. He took the kids and showed them the secret passages in the castle which they loved. More...
We booked a Spa Day for a friend's 30th Birthday. It was difficult to get through on the phone at first, so we were unsure about going ahead with booking here however I decided to send in an email and my email was answered straight away. We arrived yesterday and the castle is beautiful. The girls in the Spa were so friendly and made us feel really welcome and relaxed. Afternoon Tea was delicious and our extra orders were taken with no issues at all. As it was quiet, we got to stay longer than usually allowed which was nice as all 3 of us didn't get to spend much time together during the treatments. We will definitely be returning. More...
such a Beautiful Place Highly Recommend staying Here
Amazing. Best spa day I've had! Spa was lovely as well as the treatments and the afternoon tea was delicious.
Valerie Miollis Diacurachi
Parfait... un cadre merveilleux, un très beau château. A faire
After walking the John Muir Way for 10 days the hydro spa was welcome relief. The gorgeous accommodation and fine dining in The Dungeon was the highlight of our trip to Scotland. A particular compliment to Alexander who's attentive service in the Library and in The Dungeon was exceptional! More...
Stay in a themed room in the castle. You won't be disappointed. Beautiful and stunning bedroom. The cozy library for drinks is a great place to chat and have a few drinks. We did not have the dungeon dining experience but the Orangery dining area was tasty and friendly service. We did not try the spa services either. More...
Thoroughly enjoyed the signature spa day at Dalhousie today. Great day out and would definitely go back �. Would highly recommend for a relaxing day out xx
Väldigt häftigt att bo på ett slott! Ligger sagolikt vackert med en stor park runtomkring o en bäck. Prova gärna en stund i deras spa där du kan få en stunds avkoppling o massage.Väldigt god mat o en trevlig personal. Rekommenderas å det varmaste More...
Ann Marie Higney
Stunningly beautiful hotel the staff absolutely amazing nothing is too much trouble for the staff from finding me an hairdresser at 6pm on a Sunday from the receptionist who was extremely helpful to the wonderful waiter Alexander whom nothing was too much trouble he was so attentive and professional as were all staff. Then there was the food which was outstanding and the dinner in the dungeon absolutely amazing would highly recommend a visit here More...
We were here for my sisters hen do . My sister took part in an owl experience the falconer was very informative and very nice she had us all laughing. The sun was shinning and we sat in the beautiful gardens afterwards we had afternoon tea it was delicious every mouthful was enjoyed and there was plenty to be had. Will definitely be back More...
We had a lovely day trying out the archery and visiting the Falconry and Orangery restaurant. Would recommend!
Fantastic day & night away. Great location, room, food � and Spa treatment by Karen was amazing. Thank you �.
Had the most amazing time at the Spa with three other ladies. We arrived at 10am on Sunday to a warm welcome from the staff. The robes and towels were spotlessly clean. We had the Spa to ourselves for an hour and enjoyed every minute. The beauticians were so professional, my facial was the most relaxing experience ever. Lunch was served in the Orangery. The Staff were very friendly and service was prompt, lunch was beautiful. Cannot fault anything and will definetly be back. Thank you for a lovely four hours of relaxation and pampering. More...
Very warm welcome, staff all very friendly, standard room good, and spa also good. However the service at dinner was slow but food was excellent when it arrived.
Julie Anne Smith
Beautiful stay at Dalhousie.... Food was to die for....and a beautiful day oom too. Couple of little niggles which were sorted straight away and all the staff were superb.we will be back!
Enjoyed my spa day,staff were excellent tho spa could do with updating. E.g. more lockers and toilets and changing rooms. Massage was excellent as was our lunch!
Just back after having a lovely stay. Very chilled . Lovely meal in the dungeon. Will definitely be back as never had time to use the spa facilities so hopefully get back to try these out.
We attended my daughters wedding there in 2011 it was amazing.
Gemma May Mitchley
Amazing time we had here we got upgraded on arrival because we were on our honeymoon. Outstanding service, amazing spa. And food is outstanding in the dungeon restaurant. Highhly recommend the falconry experience More...
Lovely setting. Its ok, very expensive for a beer, small plates small portions high prices. Could do with upgrading the food and lowering prices to match.
We recently had a stay for the 3 rd time , castle and room was amazing!!! But something def missing, no brochures, no one talking about the history , staff not overly friendly and when we called room service phone rang out, told staff were on their break.... wondering if there has been a change of owners as it def didn't have same ambience and friendliness as what we normally experience More...
I had a lovely day at the spa with my girl friends, the facilities and treatment were lovely and staff couldn't have been nicer. I would definitely recommend
Absolutely great overnight stay first class service, staff friendly, polite and nothin a hassle to them, good food spa facilities spot on never managed treatment as booked out during our stay but hopefully if we return book ahead
Absolutely wonderful place felt well chilled out after a relaxing dip in the pool
Very nice stay over, room lovely , and clean. Staff very nice and helpful. Interesting place and a stones throw away from many other places to see. Fine dining too much for me but Orangery serve lovely food too. More...
My friend and I had a lovely afternoon at Dalhousie Spa, we enjoyed our treatments and afternoon tea was excellent, served by very friendly staff. Only negative is the ladies changing rooms are very small and would not accommodate more that 4 people at one time, we had 7 ladies all trying to change at the one time. Overall we enjoyed our experience and would recommend. More...
Had the most amazing time at dalhousie. Stunning castle with 5 star service. Rooms spacious and spotlessly clean. Would definately come again highly recommended. Thank you for a lovely stay from start to finish More...
My Son was married here 4 years ago and myself and my wife have been back 5 times since the wedding, and have had no reason to give it nothing but 5 stars. Although alcohol is a tad expensive, but where is it cheap nowadays at hotels etc. More...
Wonderful castle with an abundance of charm and history.
I visited this spa as birthday treat. Nice location, friendly staff, treatments were nice & relaxing. Spa is quite small with has nice facilities, hydrotherapy pool, sauna & foot spa. Afternoon tea was lovely in the Orangery More...
Beautiful Castle and enjoyed our stay & use of spa facilities however I found the receptionist to be rude and spoke down to staff in front of guests. Also the room was not the cleanest with dust. Also dirt around the tap on sink in bathroom. More...
Stayed in 2011 for our honeymoon and coming back for my wife's 30th birthday today, can't wait for another relaxing break
Really enjoyed a massage with Scott, shame the thermal suite was out of use and computers were down. Staff were fantastic and Scott was very professional, I'll be back for more massages in the future. Hoping to book a valentines special soon. More...
Wendi Peterson Glaser
Lovely place, kind staff and a one-of-a-kind experience!
Had fantastic day and night on sat with friends,the staff were brilliant nothing was a problem we were looked after very well would recommend a stay . I'm sure we we will return next year. More...
Elwood Edward Hiatt
We have stayed at the castle twice before and going back in May of this next year taking 2 others with us. We have always found the staff to be outstanding. The Dungeon restaurant is also outstanding. It is a wonderful place. More...
We had our wedding here yesterday and the day was amazing. Many thanks to Ailie and Patricia for making the day run smoothly. As most there was some small issues but the staff were extremely helpful in fixing these as soon as possible which was great. Couldn't recommend the castle enough for a wedding and the falconry addition to our wedding was amazing. Thank you so much to everyone at Dalhousie, you made our wedding day great � More...
Went to the spa with my daughter on 30th Nov. Unfortunaly one or two things weren't working properly ,but staff were so apologetic and offered us a voucher for another time .Our 1 hr.treatments were fabulous the beautition girls cetainly know their stuff .The afternoon tea was lovely service was great we thought it was great value for money . And in lovely surroundings . More...
I love it this castle and all staff too � i am photographer i had wedding shoot in last Friday 25th at this castle, i am very happy with the result ... Thanks a lot ! ( about the food-10 stars �) Jiri More...
A very special venue to hold a 60 birthday celebration. Excellent food in the Armoury restaurant, and a stunning venue for scenery and history. Kind attentive staff and a real feel of history. More...
I bought the massage, spa access and lunch from itison for my friends 21st. After seeing some of the reviews, I was really worried I'd made a huge mistake. However, I got booked in easily (it's alot easier to email than phone). The girls who work there are really nice, the massage was great and we had the spa to ourselves for an hour then only one other couple arrived for the second hour, it's small but lovely. Only downfall was that the hydropool was being tested when we were arrived, told multiple times it would be in order soon but that never happened � robe, slippers etc were provided and the afternoon tea was lovely. I would recommend! More...
Had yet another wonderful visit to Spa yesterday staff were excellent and made to feel very welcome. Was well looked after with being 8 months pregnant and made sure I knew what I could and could not use. Great work!! The only thing I would say is lockers in ladies changing rooms beware....I smacked one on my head and ended up with a small cut and bump/bruise. It does say caution but it's hard to get to grips. More...
Perfect getaway would recommend the falconry experience. The dungeon restaurant was brilliant. The spa was great. All in all a fantastic experience
Jennifer Hall Burris
We came from the USA to enjoy this castle. It was so delightful. Everything was great!
Totally Recommended! Peaceful, beautiful, spacious with good service.
Misty Albrecht Jacobs
We stayed here two nights and fell in love with the entire place. From our beautiful room with a view overlooking the grounds, to the friendly staff. We went for a hike in the morning and loved it so much we walked the grounds again at night. We Will definitely go back some day! More...
Denise Winters Wood
We stayed here in August and it was definitely our favorite place to stay on our European vacation. The room was wonderful. We got there late and they hurried the check in so that we could go down for dinner before the kitchen was closed. Do not forget to make a trip to the falconry, definitely worth it. My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer More...
Amazing experience from the min we arrived room 22 outstanding the view was amazing and had your own balcony loved the food and the dungeon the best and nicest castle we have stayed in you will not be disappointed x
Sarah Louise Bosworth
Absolutely stunning, on my honeymoon and 30th birthday my husband and I were blessed for a night to stay here. My apologies to the guests that were lodging here as my squeals bounced through the halls. The grounds are lush and so romantic! We went on a short 45 hike that turned into a trailblaze and it was just wonderful. Hearing the leaves rustle each other, the river running, the birds singing--paradise! We will certainly be back, the staff was courteous and we both felt lien royalty ❤️ More...
Had a birthday treat spa day booked for a Sunday. Got it is on deal for a nights stay and they were so accommodating and arranged our treatments and overnight stay, without any problem. Will go back as soon as can. Wld recommend! More...
My mum and I had a wonderful visit to Dalhousie today. Champagne Afternoon tea was fabulous - so much choice and every thing so delicious! Spa treatments were top notch, thanks to the lovely spa therapists. Will definite return in the future. More...
Lovely spa afternoon- we loved the hot Turkish sauna and bubble pool, small and friendly with lovely food!
We arrived for the 75 minute archery lesson on a beautifully bright but cold February day. Kylie, the instructor, was quick to welcome us, directing us to coffee and encouraging us to look round the birds of prey before the class started. Now, I'd always wanted to try archery but until the lovely BF organised birthday vouchers, had been put off by people telling me I wouldn't be able to do it, because of what I'll just call my female physique...I was a tad nervous as well about handling a weapon. Kylie was great at working out the bow I needed and helping me get more confident. In a short time ourselves and the other couple were hitting the targets and having good fun. I really enjoyed it and this was largely down to a very capable instructor, who made it fun and safe. More...
Had a wonderful stay in this beautiful Castle. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We look forward to coming back one day.
Would like to say thank you firstly to all the staff at the castle, myself and my now fiancé had a very lovely and memorable stay. It was always going to be a special day but the staff were fantastic. We stayed in the Castle suite room with a "well" in the bedroom even though it was a little creepy we both loved the room. The food both nights was lovely and again the service was spot on. The grounds were lovely even though it wasn't perhaps the best time of the year to see all the grounds. If you are looking to get away for a romantic weekend then I highly recommend it. Again thank you More...
Went of the Laurent-Perrier Champagne dinner. The castle itself has a nice interior decor. We were greeted at the library with a glass of champagne and canapes. It was a fun and interesting sociable experience as dinner was served in a round table with other guests you've never met before. There were five courses, each course paired with a different glass of champagne. They described each champagne in detail and gave us tasting notes. The food was also very good and paired well with the drinks. I would definitely recommend the champagne dinner. At £75, the price was very reasonable. More...
I cannot thank the staff enough for "fixing my mistaken booking" you were so kind. We had the most amazing overnight stay. Experiencing treatment fit for royalty. The whole experience was wonderful. Thank you so much. We will be back, but I promise will not make a mess of my booking next time! More...
I'm not good at writing long reviews, so to the point...Great castle. Had our wedding here in July 2015. Rooms were nice, staff were nice, grounds are beautiful, owl and hawk were amazing. Probably one the best parts was our piper Andrew. Super friendly and a wealth of knowledge. And a darn fine piper to boot. The wedding wouldn't have been the same without his participation. More...
Diane Preston Nicol
I got married in this beautiful castle 15years ago this Valentine's Day and it was the happiest day of my life we spent 2 wonderful nights & then when back for our 10th anniversary and stay'd again for two nights truly a stunning castle to stay in and the staff are first class xx
I just came home from a lovely trip to Dalhousie Castle (who knew this was on my doorstep), an 800 year old inhabited castle based just outside of Gorebridge. I can imagine it would make for a fantastic venue, with a dungeon dining room (complete with suits of armour for the medieval experience) and a spa. We had an afternoon tea/spa deal for the afternoon that gave us a glass of champagne (Laurent Brut, if you care), a tea for two, catered for personal choice i.e. pescatarian for me, and no fish for my dining partner. There is also a gluten free choice, so I think the bulk of choice is covered rather well, and I was pleased that we were not presented with a 'tough, this is what you get' attitude. Photos of our tea are posted up for your viewing pleasure. Apart from the tea (lots of mini cakes and a variety of tartines and sandwiches), we also had an amuse bouche of apple punch (albeit forgotten, we had to ask for it) which was utterly delicious. All of the savouries and sweet were top notch, and there wasn't a crumb left at the end. Teas wise we both had the Persian pomegranate (Novus tea), which was a heady fruity tea, charmingly presented with a timer to let you know when the tea had steeped for long enough, and you could remove the tea from the pot. The only small gripe was that one of the jams was already partially used, not sure we expected that (although less food waste right?). All over a leisurely 3 hour lunch, with no hassle from the staff or heavy hints for us to move away from the conservatory dining area. We then moved onto the spa - facilities wise, we were one the fence - no swimming pool (so my goggles were useless), but plunge pool, tropical shower, steam room and a not-very-hot sauna. The steam room temperature was perfect, and I could have stayed there for hours. There were also foot baths which I felt were rather disappointing - a small bath with stones, I was left feeling underimpressed. The spa was also extremely busy, and changing area facilities crowed with about 6-8 women jostling for space, so be aware that at the weekend it's quite busy!Finally, we went for an hour treatment each - I plumped for a massage and facial, both really relaxing, and the facial treatment didn't antagonise my super sensitive skin (I know, I probably shouldn't take the risk... but...eh. you only live once right?) and my friend went for the full hour massage. Both thoroughly enjoyed and came out with a smile on my face. Would I go back? Yes, the tea and treatments were great, even if the spa itself was left wanting. The castle itself is stunning (check out the chapel/restaurants/rooms/ceiling/grounds..wow) and even if I can't afford the rooms I can certainly look on in admiration. More...
This review is 100% for the falconry centre, so take that as you will:Let's get one thing very clear: I am TERRIFIED of birds. I will walk on the other side of the street when there is a crow in a tree above me, I don't trust sparrows and frequently fall over trying to side step pigeons - I am a full blown ninny when it comes to birds... I'm telling you this so when I saw that I LOVE falconry, you understand how awesome this little afternoon was. I first happened upon this place as part of an event where myself and 19 Yelpers went out to check out the archery/falconry lessons. It's probably a good thing that I went in a "host" capacity, as I wasn't allowed to wimp out on holding the birds and then... I wouldn't have met Flash. Flash the owl singlehandedly changed my opinion on this sport - he was sassy, beautiful bird and far less terrifying to hold than I expected. Our trainer for the afternoon was informative and cheerful and Flash and his feathered counterparts (a raven(?) and an eagle who were equally impressive but much scarier and (in my opinion) had a lot less of a personality than good ol Flash) were obviously in good hands. I've since sent three different visitors this way for the same experience and all came back raving (and with great new social media profile pictures handling a badass bird).So I can't speak to the hotel or the food but I can say, falconry with a backdrop of a castle makes for one memorable afternoon! More...
We have just returned after an overnight birthday treat. Wow! What a venue! We opted for a 4 poster room. It was lovely! A visit to the Spa too. Small but perfect. Sadly didn't have time for a treatment, maybe next time. Dinner in the Orangerie was delicious and all the staff were extremely helpful. A wonderful stay! More...
The ghost on the Battlements kept me awake. .hooo hhooow all night long.
Absolutely loved every minute of my weekend there.
My husband and I got married at Dalhousie Castle in November and we wanted to commend the staff for making the day run so smoothly in a beautiful setting. Special thanks to Hannah for her help with every aspect of the organisation in the run up to the day, and to Szymon for his reassurance and professionalism on the day. Andrew, the castle piper, also needs a special mention for making everyone feel so at home. The guests staying in the castle were very impressed by the food and spa facilities, and despite a few problems with the room bookings before the wedding the overall service made the whole occasion a very memorable one for all the right reasons. Thank you! More...
Absolutely fantastic, stunning location. We had the most wonderful , romantic wedding here. Beautiful x
Had a lovely spa day here will be back soon for another one !
Great fun thanks to the butler/libraryman
My daughter bought a spa day with afternoon tea for my birthday we were at the castle yesterday, we couldn't fault as was absolutely awesome we had 1hr of treatments which was carried out by very qualified beauticians then had afternoon tea with proseco, in the orangery it was fantastic we will definetly be back and we both highly recommend a visit to Dalhousie castle
We got married at Dalhousie 11 years ago today!! was amazing the staff were so helpful and made everything perfect, it honestly couldn't have been better!
One of the best hotel in Scotland and may be in the world
We got married here in October 1999 and haven't managed to get back since then. We brought our two children today for a family Afternoon Tea. Staff were excellent and our waitress was so helpful, top marks. Many Thanks. More...
Got married here on 10th July 2005,stunning setting & wedding night suite is beautiful.
Afternoon tea was amazing! Really friendly staff and a lovely location
Love it at the Dalhousie...our wedding venue and our special treat destination.
We got married here in 2009, I will never forget it. The day was perfect in every way. We stayed in The Mary Queen of Scots Suite which words simply can't describe how beautiful it was. Sadly, my husband passed away last year but I will always have special memories to treasure. Thank you for helping make our day perfect. Marissa DiNardo More...
Lovely castle , great service , stayed here for weekend Friday to Sunday for wedding and was absolutely amazing would recommend for any occasion , great memories x
Deborah Renae Bainbridge
We stayed this summer and very much enjoyed our stay. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer. We'd love to return soon.
Got engaged here back in February 1995!!
Great good place!
Gill Swan Blair
Been here a few times,1st time was lovely,but felt the last time was abit in need off a makeover,esp in the spa.lovely food & great service,with a lovely atmosphere
Spent a lovely night at Dalhousie Castle in the most gorgeous surroundings. The gardens were beautiful and I especially loved the Falconry where there were some wise old owls. The breakfast was just delicious - really felt like a Princess for the day. More...
We got married there October 2012 and it was the most perfect day for our perfect day, would love to do it all again xx :)
I came here for my hen party last year. There where 12 of us and it took alot of organising but the staff at Dalhousie couldnt do enough to help. I was on the phone nearly every day for 10mnths prior to the event sorting out rooms, food, ghost tours, spas n treaments. We had the best weekend iv poss ever had and i cannot wait to go back sometime with my husband. Thanks to the staff and management, everything was perfect xx More...
Got married on 4;09:2014, one word AMAZING, the staff, the food, we got treated like royalty, Peter was great, he his Dalhouise Castle if you go spend 15 mins having a chat with him, great guy, see you soon.
Had an amazing night in this amazing Castle it's a must for a real treat x
Sooo much fun! Loved staying here. Everyone was super friendly, the dungeon restaurant was fantastic, and our room was very nice. We had a blast exploring the castle and the castle grounds. More...
Was a beautiful place 2yrs ago Went there for a friends wedding and it was a superb venue, lovely surroundings excellent service and the beautiful weather made it a perfect few days
Absolutely loved it! Beautiful castle, the staff were amazing! We even got a tour around the castle! Dinner was fantastic, and this is where my now husband decided to pop the question! I obviously said yes! Loved every minute of our stay. Can't wait to stay again :) More...
Janet Knox Keeney
This is the Very best place to get married!!! The Castle is spectacular and the Staff is top notch!
Sharyn Connaughton Mccarthy
A beautiful place with great staff who go out their way to help would recommend it for a night away with that special Person
The perfect wedding venue. I can't wait to go back to "my castle!!"
Brilliant place for weddings!
A must stay. Staff is wonderful.
Great wedding venue, grounds are very picturesque, great food, staff very pleasant
got engaged to my wife here in the mary queen of scots themed suite beautiful room and also stayed in the dalwolsie suite aswell it was an amazing place to stay the dungeon restaurant was stunning and the food was the best i have ever ate cant wait to bring my wife back thanks to all the staff who made our stay very special we loved this castle and will never forget our stay here
Had a fab night there with my wife in April will surly be back
Got engaged at this amazingly beautiful place in nov 2013- staff were great and the food awesome
Full body massage was just what a a needed
Spent a lovely night here. Incredible place to stay and the food was out of this world.
Thomas Titan Targosz
Great place !
Just back from Dalhousie Castle Spa have to say that was the best facial I have ever had , will be returning again soon .
A very special & romantic Castle Hotel - simply stunning! We're due to go back in April & we can't wait! We got married here 20 years ago! The Orangery & spa didn't exist back then, but an added bonus for us to try out this time. The hotel staff were more than helpful with every aspect of anything we needed arranging, flowers, local hairdresser, piper, etc, as we lived down in England 500 miles away. On the day, everything that had been organised whilst being 500 miles away- went so smoothly, with the added bonus of sunshine! It's worth upgrading to the Themed suites or Executive rooms. Stayed in room Dalhousie 4 (top of the round Tower) & going to stay in the Robert the Bruce room next. Can't wait! More...
Truly an exceptional and historical place. Great and friendly staff, wonderful food and great spa facilities. This is an authentic castle with rustic and authentic but charming and luxurious rooms. I can't recommend this getaway retreat enough! More...
Couldn't have had a better wedding day!
Had our wedding reception there,fantastic place completely different from the norm , management and staff very generous to us,would highly recommend.. Hope to go back for one of the anniversarys!!!! More...
Tor Steinar Fossen
Flott gammelt slott, god service og nydelig mat. Kort vei til Edinbourg.
Perfect place for our wedding. Thank you.x
Very nice Location
We got married here 12 years ago, and visited again 4 years ago with our children. It's beautiful! It has a romantic wee chapel and is set in the most stunning grounds x
At a wedding last year had a great day staff friendly and helpful would recommend this castle to everyone
At the meadow with views to the castle my fiance ask me to be his fiancée and I said yes. The surrondings are beautiful and the castle itself is amazing. A really magical place where I would like my wedding to be. We had dinner in the Dungeon restaurant and it was really great food. More...
This place is AMAZING... Great staff, very accommodating. We had a great time. Make sure you ask to see the real dungeon (not the restaurant) and ask about the ghost of Lady Catherine.I would definately stay there again. More...
First off: I haven't stayed here, I just visited the Castle for a morning/afternoon.Myself and two friends took advantage of the Falconry Experience offered at Dalhousie Castle and had an amazing morning playing with falcons, owls, buzzards, hawks and eagles. If you like birds at all I'd recommend it!Afterwards we had lunch in The Orangery cafe/restaurant, hidden away down some corridors in the castle. The food was delicious..although I was starving fter being outside all morning and hunger, being the best sauce, may mean my opinion is a tad biased! We just had some sandwiches and paninis, which were served wit handmade crisps, salad and coleslaw. It was a bit pricey for what it was but given the view of the river afforded by the huge windows of the restaurant, and my ravenous hunger, I was happy to pay.It was a lovely afternoon/morning and the castle itself (and surrounding area) is well worth a look. More...
If you wish to stay in a castle rich in history, then Dalhousie Castle at Bonnyrigg, alongside the River South Esk in the rolling Midlothian countryside makes a fabulous choice. Dating back to the 13th century and built by the Ramsays of Dalhousie, 'tis a way to travel back in time and touch base with King Edward 1, (Edward Longshanks) who stayed here before going to Falkirk to defeat William Wallace. You will be fascinated by the narrow spiral staircase dropping down from the first floor to the top of the forbidding bottle dungeon. From here prisoners were dropped by ropes into the ten foot square windowless dungeon and their chilling scoremarks can still be seen in the stonework! The rooms at Dalhousie are historically themed and you can choose from the de Ramseia Suite, originally the well guardroom, now carefully restored with polished wooden floors and medieval style furniture. The Cockpen Room with glorious views over rolling parkland towards the distant Lammermuir Hills. There is the Sir Walter Scott Room festooned with artefacts from his visits to the Castle in the early 19th century. The Sir William Wallace Room leads to the Castle battlements whilst the Robert the Bruce Room, richly decorated with a dramatically canopied King Size bed, will enable you to relive times fraught with danger and intrigue. Much has been done to bring the Castle to its former glory whilst providing the comforts of living in the 20th century and Neville Petts, director and general manager, has been instrumental in this monumental restoration. He and his attentive staff, especially Castle Steward Pipe Sergeant Andrew Sharp, who plays the Pipes at the many receptions that take place in the Castle and leads a fascinating historical tour, offer incomparable service to make your visit a truly memorable one. I think any time is a great time to stay and enjoy the Scottish Banquets which are held in traditional style at Dalhousie in the richly converted ancient barrel-vaulted dungeons. A typical "Ramsay" Scottish Banquet Menu is Finnan Haddock Pate to start, then locally produced Haggis accompanied by Clapshot, prime Scottish Sirloin of Beef complimented by a green peppercorn and mustard sauce with selection of seasonal vegetables. Other Scottish fare comprises Soup of Leek and Pear flavoured with Stilton cheese and double cream, Roast Haunch of Highland Venison with Port wine and Black Cherry sauce or Loin of Border Lamb (this time bought, not stolen by marauders over the Border!) cooked pink, enhanced with a Heather Honey and Raspberry reduction. Again, the joys of Scottish cuisine with its French influence for during the 15th and 16th centuries these two countries had long established friendships.Scotland is a place for all seasons, all reasons. There are hotels and hostels, bed and breakfasts - prices in all ranges. Even if you do not wish to drive on the right side of the road, you can travel by train or bus, frequent schedules make journeying very easy and accessible. You can fish, play golf or be the quintessential traveller and explore the highways and byways of this truly exquisite land, a land containing more history per square mile than most entire countries. Visit Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie took stand and his loyal followers were massacred by the English army in 1746. A hush still lies over this area and you may feel the prickling of hair on your arms as you walk by stones marking the spots where each Heeland Clan fell that day. Loch Ness invites you to meet the monster or visit Cawdor Castle, the most romantic castle in the Highlands where fine collections of paintings can be viewed. Culture, history, nature and so much more abound in this country but don't take my word for it, find out for yourselves, you will be well pleased! More...