Carberry Tower


Carberry, Musselburgh, Midlothian, EH21 8PY

    Carberry Tower sits majestically in 35 acres of manicured lawns and landscaped grounds; an oasis of calm and tranquillity that provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

    At the same time the Tower also offers culture and contemporary elegance, being only seven miles from the buzzing heart of Edinburgh with its vibrant bars, restaurants, shops and cultural attractions.

    Over 450 years old, it has seen its fair share of history – Mary Queen of Scots surrendered to her rebellious nobles directly in front of the tower back in 1567, even Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret stayed here on several occasions.

    Much of the original character has been retained and little has changed since the days of the Elphinstone family; boasting ornate carvings, impressive staircase, period fireplaces, wood panelling, stained glass windows and quirky architectural features at every turn. Recently refurbished, this traditional Scottish hotel now provides a variety of facilities including the Ceilidh Hall, Whisky Bar, Snooker Room, Private Chapel and four conference rooms; making it an ideal venue for short breaks, or longer holidays.

    Royal Suites

    Our Royal Suites are exactly that, fit for royalty. Every suite offers luxury and each are bright and spacious meaning you have a place to rest in exceptional comfort. Adorned with beautifully modern decor and large en-suite bathrooms, the Royal Suites have spectacular views of the estate.

    Monarch Rooms

    Our lush Monarch Rooms are stunningly beautiful. Complete with spectacular views of the grounds and lavish en-suite bathrooms, plus every room has a sumptuous double bed or twin bed. (Family rooms are also available).

    Sovereign Rooms

    The stunning Sovereign Rooms are bright and spacious and have spectacular views of the grounds. With twin double beds in every room, these rooms have brilliant en-suite bathrooms and are ready to welcome you for a relaxing break.

    Tower Rooms

    The Tower Rooms offer excellent value accommodation and provide a great base to explore the grounds and surrounding local area. Each of our Tower Rooms include comfy beds and en-suite bathrooms.


    3 Hotel
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Opening Times 2013
    1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014

    Please note Carberry Tower will be closed between 6th January until 23rd January as we are upgrading the facilities

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Monarch Rooms
    Royal Suites
    Sovereign Rooms
    Tower Rooms

    Prices from £99 per night (based on 2 people sharing).

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Castle


    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Cot Available
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Children Welcome


    • Porterage
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Disabled Access
    • Smoking Restricted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • 24hr CCTV
    • Equipment Hire

    Leisure Facilities

    • Television
    • Garden
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Delta Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Parking
    • Park and Ride 5 minutes drive away at Wallyford Train Station.
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Gluten Free
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Bar Available
    • Dinner Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Restaurant
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free


    • Lounge
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Iron Available
    • Telephone
    • Shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Bath Ensuite
    • Hairdryer Available

    Languages Spoken

    • Polish spoken


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Children Welcome

    Wedding Services

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

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas

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

    General Questions

    • Services for guests with hearing impairments :
      • emergency call system with flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

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

    • Love to Eat ..............

      Throughout February, the month of love, we are celebrating the food that we love with our Wednesday Dining Experience turning into ‘Love to eat…’ evenings.

      These include French Cuisine, Spanish Cuisine and Italian Cuisine.

      For only £45 per person enjoy an evening of delicious food in a relaxed and fun atmosphere!

      To book your places, please call us on 0330 333 7 222
    • Mum's Day off...Sunday Lunch

      30th March 2014

      Join us for a delicious and decadent Mothers Day Sunday Luncheon in somewhere you know she will love!

      In the most marvellous of surroundings Carberry Tower is the perfect place to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day.  

      With exceptional service in a truly extraordinary venue say ‘thank you’ to your mum in style this year.  

      After lunch get the opportunity to wander around the available areas of the Castle and embrace the rich history and charm of this magnificent venue.

      Mother's Day Sunday Lunch is priced at £35 per person.

      To book any or our events please call us on 0330 333 7 222.
    • Mum's Day off...Afternoon Tea

      30th March 2014

      Looking to spoil your mum this mother’s day? Look to further than a special Mother’s Day champagne afternoon tea at the stunning, Carberry Tower.

      Using the finest local produce enjoy a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats freshly preferred by our head chef, while sipping a glass of our finest fizz and residing by a roaring fire in a comfortable armchair.

      What better way to spend some real quality time and say ‘thank you’ to your mum for being so AmaZing.

      Champagne afternoon tea is priced at £30 per person.

      To book any or our events please call us on 0330 333 7 222.
    • Carberry Tower Winter Wonderland Wedding Offer

      If you are looking for a romantic castle for your winter wedding, then you need look no further than Carberry Tower; our award winning venue. This is our Baronial Castle which is steeped in history and makes the most perfect setting for any winter wonderland wedding with beautiful gardens and woodland walks – maybe even glistening in snow! From your wedding photographs, to roaring log fires and glowing candles decorating your banquet… Carberry Tower is a stunning location for the most important day of your life.
    • Master Mind at Carberry Tower Wednesday 29th January, Wednesday 26th February, Wednesday 26th March 2014 On January 29th throw away your January blues and see if you could be the next master mind in Forfar.

      With the maximum of 5 people per team enjoy a two course meal of all our favourite winter warmers and go head to head with our other guests in the quest to win a delicious afternoon tea at Carberry Tower for each team member!

      Join us from 7pm to enjoy great food and test your general knowledge at Carberry Tower.

      Tickets priced at £25 per player.

      To book your places, please call us on 0330 333 7 222
    • Carberrys’ Got Talent Friday 7th March 2014 Secret talent you’re dying to show the world?

      Bring your talent down to Carberry Tower’s open mic night, where singers, musicians, comedians or magicians can showcase their art in front of a good natured crowd.

      Don’t fancy performing?  Not to worry this unplugged evening is the perfect place to sit and watch raw talent come to life in a truly unique and relaxed environment.

      Tickets are priced at £15 each, performers come free.

      To book or sign up, all you have to do is give us a call on 01307 820 489
    • Singles Evening at Carberry Tower Friday 28th February 2014


      Had enough of those same old boring and awkward singles nights?

      On February 28th, during the month of love join us at Carberry Tower for an evening of drinks and canapes while mingling with other singles in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

      Tickets are priced at £30 and include an arrive drink and canapes.

      We set out to make our singles evenings a relaxed environment to meet like minded single people, so why not pop down to Carberry Tower and join in the fun!

      To book, please call us on 0330 333 7 222

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