Gothic Castle - Exclusive Use Venue

This is no ordinary venue, with so much to do, the venue and facilities will make your exclusive use stay one to remember.

Secluded within a 50 acres of woodland estate this exclusive use country retreat is all that you can imagine.  Melville Castle is a stunning backdrop for weddings, corporate events, celebrations and large family functions.  The castle has a wealth of history and many eminent guests have visited, Mary Queen of Scots hunted in the grounds and Sir Walter Scott and Queen Victoria were regular visitors. Over the years the castle has undergone vast restoration and has recently become the elegant building that it once was.

With 7 public areas and 33 bedrooms the luxury accommodation has a style of grandeur and elegance expected of an 18th century Scottish Castle. All the bedrooms are en suite and combine comfort with glamour and the luxury suites are rich with charm and elegance to make your stay an experience you will not forget.

Relax with a drink on the sunny terrace overlooking the picturesque grounds and the Nort Esk River or sit by the river bank and enjoy a days fishing.  This is the ideal base, guests are on the doorstep of historic, beautiful and entertaining Edinburgh or the natural sporting expanse of the castle and the Lothians.


The perfect location for your fairytale wedding the castle can cater for various styles  and capacities.  The bright south facing rooms a beautiful setting for taking you vows and there are several alternative rooms with which to hold your ceremony.  The elegant ballroom can hold up to 100 guests and should this be insufficient a purpose built marquee is on offer from spring 2013.  The castle and its grounds are truly breathtaking all you could wish for - this is the magical place for your venue.


Team building events, outdoor pursuits, or a quiet Directors Retreat if you are planning a residential event for your team Melville is the place for you.  Most of the activities can be arranged in the grounds of the 50 acre estate and the boundary is flanked by two golf courses and other sports locally.  Get in touch today and send us your brief  in order for us to meet all your requirements.

The castle is set 20 minutes away from the buzz of Edinburgh City Centre and minutes away from the A720 Edinburgh bypass.  The castle is in an ideal location from which to explore some of the very finest tourist attractions in Scotland. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh Waverley approximately 5.3 miles away and Edinburgh Airport only 11 miles.

Places of Interest:

Edinburgh Castle                                5.5 miles                                             

Scottish National Gallery                       9 miles

Dalkieth Country Park                           2 miles

Museum of Flight                                19 miles

This is a wonderful base to seek out all the major tourist attractions of Edinburgh from Museums to local history, shopping, bistros and sidewalk cafes and local markets to lively nightlife entertainment - something for everyone.

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Prices on Application please contact us on 01993 843070

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* 33 Bedrooms
* Ballroom
* Viscount Room
* Ante Room
* Library Bar
* Reception/Entrance Hall
* Arniston Room
* Traquair Room
* Boardroom
* Cellar Bar


* Golf
* Horse Riding
* Shooting
* Falconry
* Fishing
* Walking
* Cycling
* Off Roading
* Tours

Utilising the estate the natural sporting expanse of Edinburgh and the Lothians the castle can offer an array of activities, with 2 golf courses on the boundary, a local riding school and exclusive use of fishing rights to the river that runs through the estate.

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