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Winton Castle & Estate - Exclusive Use Events Venue near Edinburgh Scotland

Winton Castle & Estate

Events Venue & Wedding Venue at the Heart of Winton Estate

Winton Castle and Estate is just half an hour southeast of Edinburgh in East Lothian. A tranquil country haven of warm and stylish hospitality with historical significance.

It was a royal gift to the Setons in 1150 and sold just once after the Jacobite rebellion. Sustainability is scratched into the stones and conservation permeates the way we farm, grow trees and care for our buildings. Royal craftsmen for King James VI built the castle and set a high bar!

Entertaining on both a local and national stage reflects the history and privilege of being at Winton. It is magnified when we’re able to share it and facilitate the making of memories.

Today Winton Castle, arguably the jewel in the estate’s crown, is a family-owned, exclusive use events and wedding venue. Winton can be all yours for activities, a special celebration, an informal barbecue, a team building corporate away day, or a wonderful wedding.

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Invitation to Winton’s Spring Gardens Open Day: Sun 14 April (12 – 4.30 pm)

See Winton’s famous daffodils and the walled garden and terraced gardens alive with spring flowers. Profits to Scotland’s Garden Scheme charities.

Enjoy garden tours by Winton, guided Castle History Tours, and refuel at Cafe Winton.


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Winton Wool-Gathering & More - By Louise Martin - 16th March 2024 (10-4pm)

Visit Winton for the day for our first wool gathering and craft fair, hosted by local wool enthusiast Louise Martin. Wander around the Castle and enjoy different local crafters from pebble art, pottery, embroideries, candles to knitted crafts, or relax in the Library while learning about  hand-dyed, hand-spun yarns, knits and weaving. Learn various cast ons and arm knitting.

Enjoy the castle’s beautiful walled garden, and visit the Estate’s Potting Shed for cakes and light lunches. Admissions: £5 per person, payable at the Winton door. No need to pre-book.

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Invitation to Winton’s Spring Gardens Open Day: Sun 14 April (12 – 4.30 pm)

See Winton’s famous daffodils and the walled garden and terraced gardens alive with spring flowers. Profits to Scotland’s Garden Scheme charities.

Find out more

Designed in the Scottish Renaissance for Entertaining Royalty, Ideal for Today's Corporate Events

With its series of inter-connecting reception rooms designed in the Scottish Renaissance, Winton Castle is ideal as a venue for corporate events today: gala dinners, corporate away days, conferences and meetings, product launches and other business events.

Over recent years, we’ve welcomed many leading organisations from the UK, Europe and the US. Sectors range from finance to telecoms; engineering to interactive media and services; gaming, education, and many in the public sector.

Our guests for meetings and strategy sessions, team building away days and product launches have included Baillie Gifford, Lloyds Banking, Nokia, Jeep UK, TrustPilot, FanDuel, the NHS, Citrix Systems and Edinburgh University.

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An Immaculate Wedding Venue in Scotland, with a History of Romance

Winton Castle is a wedding venue steeped in history that blends the grandeur of a palace and castle with the intimacy of a family home.

Our romantic Scottish Renaissance castle is hidden away, deep in tranquil East Lothian countryside, just half an hour from Edinburgh and the International Airport.

Yet it’s the staff who get most of the praise from guests – “so friendly and helpful – nothing was too much trouble”. We try to ensure our considerable experience brings knowledge and an enthusiastic desire to serve. You and your guests will be in capable hands.


Entertaining, Team Building Activities to Spice Up Your Event

The Winton activities are designed to be different, to enthuse and to extract a smile. They work well as part of a company team building day, a stag or hen party, a wedding or as a one-off experience.

You can choose from a wide range of activities:


Winton Estate Has Had Hospitality and Sustainability in its Heart for Centuries

Farming, forestry, hospitality and conservation all weave together naturally at Winton. We’ve been managing the estate for a few centuries but we’re still keen to learn and adapt.

Winton Estate is small by some standards but still able to attract national interest.

The estate is a home and a family business where diversity is encouraged. We strive to balance a desire to be welcoming on one hand and the duty to protect what makes it inherently beautiful. It is conservation on many levels with sustainability at its heart – ‘fullness’ where it can be revealed.

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What's On at Winton

From time to time Winton will host a number of public events.