The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh
|The Royal Mile, EH1 2NF, Edinburgh, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Description: The Witchery by the CastleThis historic property enjoys a prime location at the top of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. Situated in Boswell's Court, a carefully restored 16th century tenement, this charming boutique property offers exclusive accommodation and fine cuisine in a unique historic setting.
The perfect spot for visiting this fantastic city, The Witchery by the Castle is just footsteps away from the entrance to the castle, beside the Scotch Whisky Museum, and just as close to many more of Edinburgh's most famous landmarks and attractions, including the Camera Obscura, Gladstone's Land, the Mound and the Scottish National Gallery with its superb collection... the list is endless, almost as long as the Royal Mile itself. Slightly further afield are Princes Street, Holyrood Palace and the spectacular Scottish Parliament, the New Town... As Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh boasts an excellent transport system, with tram lines, bus and trains providing links with the rest of the city and the greater region.
With just nine unique suites, enchanting, intimate stays are guaranteed at The Witchery. Each suite is individually themed and decorated, with magnificent antique woodwork, rich drapes and fantastic artefacts. Views are fabulous, ranging from the Royal Mile to Princes Street, the Firth of Forth and Fife in the distance. Long a favourite with theatre goers and visitors to the Tattoo, the Witchery by the Castle Restaurant has developed a world-wide reputation for its exceptional dining experience, showcasing the very best of Scotland's produce in the most magical of settings.
Type of rooms: The Witchery by the CastleDeluxe Suite - Inner Sanctum:
Situated on the first floor, this spacious suite features a lacquered red bathroom with an antique Victorian bath, a tartan-lined study and a lavishly draped four-poster bed. One double bed. Room size 40 sq m.
Deluxe Suite - Heriot:
This suite features a romantic four-poster bed with gold-embroidered velvets, a sitting room, a walk-in dressing room, and a hidden Gothic chapel bathroom. One double bed. Room size 45 sq m.
Deluxe Suite - Library:
Situated on the first floor, this Gothic library-styled suite boasts a book-filled bathroom with its hidden secret door and heavily draped bed, views of the Royal Mile, walls upholstered in Paisley fabrics, and a seating area with Victorian sofas from Taymouth Castle. One double bed. Room size 47 sq m.
Deluxe Suite - Vestry:
Situated on the second floor, this suite overlooks the Royal Mile and it boasts a draped bed, French gilded furniture, ecclesiastical vestments, and a marbled-floored bathroom with a large roll-top bath and shower. One double bed. Room size 47 sq m.
Deluxe Suite - The Turret:
This elegant suite features a romantic king-sized four-poster bed with vintage red silk velvet drapes. Gothic bathroom with silver free-standing bateau bath and twin wash hand basins, and a separate shower room with walk-in shower for two. Two windows offer exceptional views over the Royal Mile to Princes Street and beyond. The bedroom also has a TV and a breakfast table. Room size 60 sq m.
Deluxe Suite - Old Rectory:
Rich red and flamboyantly gothic, a huge bedroom with gothic bed and gilded pinnacles leads to a sitting room with large Empire day bed and media cabinet, and a leather-lined bathroom and its magnificent central silver bath. Seven windows overlooking the Royal Mile towards Princes Street. The huge oak double bed is created from pulpits. One large double bed. Room size 60 sq m.
Deluxe Suite - Armoury:
A dining hall, a romantic four-poster bedroom, a separate sitting room, and an oak-panelled bathroom with a roll-top bath are featured in this elegant suite. One double bed. Room size 72 sq m.
Deluxe Suite - Sempill:
A velvet-draped four-poster bed is featured in this elegant large suite with separate sitting room and panelled dining hall. One double bed.
Room size 72 sq m.
Deluxe Suite - Guardroom:
With views across the rooftops of the Old Town, this romantic four-poster bedroom boasts a separate sitting room, a dining hall and an oak-panelled bathroom with a roll-top bath. One double bed. Room size 72 sq m.
Additional information: The Witchery by the Castle
Children cannot be accommodated at The Witchery by the Castle.
Extra beds are not available.
Champagne, cookies, mineral water, turn down service, newspaper and the hotel's renowned breakfast hamper is served in each suite every day.
Guests are kindly informed that parking is extremely limited in the streets around the hotel. The closest on-street metered parking is at Johnstone Terrace, just a few moments walk from the Witchery. Long-term paying parking is available at Castle Terrace. Parking is available for guests free of charge at The Witchery's sister establishment, Prestonfield House Hotel.
Number of rooms: 9
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1979/2010.
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Switch.
Restaurant closed: Open daily from 12 noon to 11:30pm. for lunch, dinner and theatre supper.
GPS Coordinates: 55° 56' 55.68'' N 3° 11' 44.26'' W
Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport - 12 km.