Melville Castle


Melville Gate, Gilmerton Road, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1AP

    Surrounded by luscious woodlands, our guests are invited to enjoy the tranquil comfort and luxury of this historic castle including our 32 comfortable bedrooms, our classic lounge and bar area, Brasserie restaurant & cellar bar.

    Melville Castle is an 18th Century Country House Hotel nestled within 50 acres of beautiful woodland estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh, only 20 minutes from the City Centre and Edinburgh Airport.

    Guests are invited to enjoy the tranquil comfort and luxury of this historic castle including our 32 comfortable bedrooms, Brasserie restaurant & cellar bar, various local country pursuits and activities such as clay shooting, golfing, horse riding and falconry, and many fascinating local attractions of Midlothian and Edinburgh.

    At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle was commissioned by the first Viscount Melville and designed by the renowned Scottish architect William Playfair in 1791. It remained the seat of the powerful Dundas family until after the Second World War. In recent years Melville Castle has been carefully restored and brought back to life by the Hay family, who continue to be responsible for the castle to this day.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Melville Castle!

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
    Opening Times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    Opening Times 2017
    1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Classic Double Room
    £149.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room
    £115.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    £169.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Superior Double Ensuite
    £159.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room
    £149.00 per person per night (room only)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Facilities for assistance dogs
    • The main entrance has level access


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Conference Facilities
    • Equipment Hire
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Level Access
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • Electron
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Accommodation Type

    • Castle
    • City Breaks
    • Hotel Breaks


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Bunk Beds
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Private Bathroom
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Languages Spoken

    • Italian Speaking
    • Polish spoken
    • Punjabi spoken


    • City Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Luxury Venue
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Road Directions

    Melville Castle is located just 20 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and 6 miles from the city centre, it has four main meeting rooms and additional break out rooms set within tranquil surroundings. 

    Public Transport Directions

    We have excellent public transport links, the number 3 bus stops outside Melville Castle entrance and Eskbank train station is very local giving easy access into the city centre. 

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 3


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
    • Bathrooms with emergency call system available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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