Carberry Tower nr Edinburgh

Exclusive Use

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.

    Carberry Tower is an arresting 15th century tower fifteen minutes from Edinburgh and ten minutes. The Royal Castle, with its turrets and a four storey tower, was once the home of Lady Elphinstone, who was the sister of the late Queen Mother, but on the Lady’s death in the 1960s it was gifted to the Church of Scotland. In 2010 Carberry Tower became part of the AmaZing Venues collection and was transformed into a high end hotel and luxury venue.

    Set in 35 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland the Tower is ideal for conferences and events and perfect for a beautiful Scottish wedding as the estate has a chapel, which can seat 150 people, and a manicured rose garden, which makes a beautiful setting for photographs. The turrets certainly add a magical touch and the 30 guestrooms have kept much of the historic features with many of them adorned with ornate carvings and period fireplaces, stained glass windows and wood panelling.


    4 Exclusive Use Venue
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2015

    Carberry Tower will be closed between 5th January 2015 until 18th January 2015

    Prices from £63 for a single room and £91 for a double room, breakfast is included

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Castle


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


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

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

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


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


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


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

    Languages Spoken

    • Polish spoken


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Non smokers

    Wedding Services

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

    Transport within Scotland

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

    Journey Planner

    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.

    Food & Drink offer

    Christmas Day Lunch ……….Stress free Christmas at Carberry

    Here at the Tower we will take care of everything, so you can enjoy what really matters...the presents! This year, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work (washing up) for you.

    For just £85 per person:

    • Canapé reception
    • Delicious four course festive feast
    • Tea, coff ee and mince pies
    • Visit from Father Christmas with a gift
    • Winter Wonderland themed room

    To book call: 01307 70 67 67 or visit:

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Hogmanay Package

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot...

    Celebrate Hogmanay at Carberry Tower this festive season and receive AmaZing hospitality experience. Hogmanay at Carberry includes fine dining and great entertainment at an award winning venue, a superb gala dinner for your New Year’s Eve meal, Ceilidh entertainment, and the opportunity to relax in front of roaring fi res in one of the castle rooms with a Drambuie in hand.

    Carberry have been hosting Hogmanay for many years now and does not disappoint! Being the old residency of Mary Queen of Scots, we are used to royalty and at Carberry that is how we treat our guests.

    We can offer a range of activities to keep you occupied throughout your stay so just speak to the General Manager and he will arrange everything for you.

    This can range from clay pigeon shooting to whisky tasting so don’t worry; here at Carberry there really is something for everyone!  Over the few days you will have the opportunity to meet the team, take a tour around the gardens and experience award winning dining. The New Year’s Eve Hogmanay Gala Dinner is an experience not to be missed with fizz, canapés a piped traditional dinner and our famous Ceilidh. Then, on New Year’s Day we have a special treat – a barbeque banquet with hot chocolate and a wee dram.


    Booking & pricing info

    £499 per person for a two night stay, arriving 31st December and departing 2nd January


    For full itinerary or to book call:

    01313 413 423

    Food & Drink offer

    Seasonal Afternoon Tea at Carberry

    Sugar and spice makes Christmas nice

    Live the fairytale magic this Christmas with our Festive Afternoon Tea in our very own Winter Wonderland.

    Indulge in a selection of delicately handmade finger sandwiches with our wintery additions of turkey and cranberry stuffing. A mouth-watering array of delectable pastries themed with festive flavours and homemade cakes will tantalize your taste buds ready for the traditional and sumptuous scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.


    Each Afternoon Tea is served with either freshly brewed coffee or a selection of speciality loose leaf teas and includes a historic guided tour of the Venue.


    Booking & pricing info

    £25 per person


    3rd-20th December (Wed-Sat)

    To book call: 01313 413 422 or visit:

    Food & Drink offer

    Hogmanay Gala Ball in Edinburgh

    Step out in your finery at our gorgeous New Year’s Eve Gala Ball, an experience not to be missed.

    Be greeted with champagne and canapés before being piped in for a traditional sumptuous five course gala dinner in our elegant Royal Rose Garden Suite, followed by céilidh dancing to a live band and music from our own DJ into the wee small hours.

    When the countdown starts, we will welcome 2015 in style – to the sound of Auld Lang Syne, followed by bacon rolls and a wee dram,  it will truly be a celebration to remember.

    Food & Drink offer

     Christmas Party Nights ……. Feel on top of the world...

    Drink, Dine & Dance at Carberry Tower this December. Come to our glorious Winter Wonderland and revel with your friends and colleagues.  Enjoy a fantastically festive dinner party, followed by dancing into the small hours with music from our DJ.

    Plan ahead

    Make sure your Christmas party starts with a bang – if you pre-order your drinks, you will receive a 10% discount across our extensive Champagne, cocktails, wine and beer selection!

    Party night menu:

    Canapé reception

    Three course festive feast followed by tea, coff ee and mince pies

    Visit from Father Christmas with a gift

    Winter Wonderland themed room

    After dinner dancing with a professional DJ

    Exclusively yours!

    Looking for a phenomenal party that will keep people talking about it for years? Book a festive party night at Carberry Tower on an exclusive basis. Special rates available – contact us for more information, but be quick, party nights are extremely popular!


    Booking & pricing info

    Now only £39 per person


    4th-19th December (Thu-Sat)

    To book call: 01313 413 422 or visit:

    Food & Drink offer

    Festive Luncheon ……….. Celebrate somewhere special

    Treat your colleagues or friends this December with a sumptuous festive luncheon in spectacular seasonal surroundings. Our Head Chef has carefully selected local ingredients to create the most indulgent menu you will have ever enjoyed. Go on, spoil yourself.

    Let the festivities begin...

    • Canapé reception
    • Delicious three course lunch
    • Tea, coffee and mince pies
    • Visit from Father Christmas with a gift
    • Winter Wonderland themed room


    Only £35 per person


    3rd-23rd December (Sun-Wed)

    To book call: 01307 70 67 67 or visit:


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