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Dalhousie Castle and Aqueous Spa

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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 457 reviews

Imposing castle offering a charming all-round experience

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

A popular wedding venue, this imposing medieval castle sits amid lawns and parkland and even has a falconry. Bedrooms offer a mix of styles and sizes, including richly decorated themed rooms named after various historical figures. The Dungeon restaurant provides an atmospheric setting for dinner, and the less formal Orangery serves food all day. The spa offers many relaxing and therapeutic treatments and hydro facilities.


  • En-suite rooms: 35
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 110


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service
  • Ironing facilities


  • Spa
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Falconry, clay pigeon shooting, archery
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 120
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 60
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 45


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 100

Getting here

A7 south from Edinburgh through Lasswade/Newtongrange, right at Shell Garage (B704), hotel 0.5 mile from junction.

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