The Tower at Faside Castle


Faside Estate, Edinburgh and Lothians, EH33 2LE

    Faside Castle overlooks the Firth of Forth and is approximately ten miles east of Edinburgh city centre. The Tower is a barrel vaulted room situated at the top of the 14c keep offering complete privacy and ideal for a romantic break.

    The Tower is a barrel vaulted room at the top of the turnpike stair in 14c keep of Fa'side Castle. It is completely private and secluded. The stair continues up to the roof walk which has fantastic views.

    The fourth floor accommodation which sleeps two contains an emperor sized bed which is seven feet square, a new bathroom suite with double ended slipper bath and a seating area with coffee and tea making facilities, a microwave and fridge. A spiral stair leads to the roof walkway where there are panoramic views over the Firth of Forth to Forth Rail Bridge, Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, the coast of Fife and on a really clear day over to the Lomond Hills. The room is ideal for a romantic break for a couple.

    Within the shared grounds there is almost an acre of woodland a quarter of a century old and a small woodland pond. There is a shared barbecue area and picnic bench for enjoyable summer afternoons and evenings. The gardens are surrounded by a beech hedge and have a small orchard where you will find our Black Rock chickens. There is ample free parking space adjacent to the property.

    Wallyford station is only 3 miles away with free parking and the train takes 11 minutes to get to Waverley Station, right in the heart of Edinburgh.

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    52 reviews - 4.9 out of 5.0

    4 Bed and Breakfast
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    The Tower
    £165.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Castle
    • City Breaks
    • Farm Location within farmland setting.
    • Hotel Breaks Sub category: B&B
    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque To have cleared before stay.
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Park and Ride
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking


    • Breakfast Available Continental breakfast available as standard.
    • Dairy Free Available by request.
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Gluten Free Available by request.
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Available by request.


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • City Centre Convenient forvisiting Edinburgh.
    • Property On Farm
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Luxury Venue
    • Romantic Location

    Road Directions

    From A1 about 10 miles south of Edinburgh take the turning signposted Wallyford/Dalkeith. Turn right towards Dalkeith. Within a few hundred yards take 1st left up single track country lane opposite the signpost for the A1. Ignoring the turn off to the left half a mile on, continue on main lane for 1.5 miles. Fa'side Castle will be visible near the top of the hill.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Take the train to Wallyford or Prestonpans (11 minutes on the North Berwick line) then a taxi for approximately three miles.

    Getting there by railway:- From Edinburgh Waverley take North Berwick line train to Wallyford or Prestonpans (approx. 11 minutes) then take a taxi for three miles.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport take the City ByPass. At Old Craighall roundabout take the A1 towards Berwick. Take first exit, signposted Wallyford/Dalkeith. Turn right towards Dalkeith. Take 1st left up single track lane. Ignore turning bout half a mile up lane. Remain on main lane. Fa'side Castle is situated at the top of the hill 1.5 miles on.

    Getting there by ferry:- Take ferry to Rosyth. Cross Forth Road Bridge heading for Edinburgh and follow the Edinburgh City Bypass south. At Old Craighall roundabout take A1 towards Berwick. Take first exit to Wallyford/Dalkeith. Turn right towards Dalkeith then take 1st left up single track country lane. Fa'side Castle is situated 1.5 miles on up the main lane at the top of the hill.

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower

    General Questions

    • 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

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with steps and no ramp

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

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