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Winton Castle – Exclusive Hire

For a unique experience, you can hire 500 year old Winton Castle and live like a king, sleeping in its 8 luxurious bedrooms. Your own castle for the duration of your visit.

Winton Castle was originally a stronghold of the powerful Seton clan and has connections to Mary Queen of Scots and the Scottish royal court.

The castle was burnt down by Henry VIII during the 'rough wooing' and rebuilt in the impressive style of the Scottish Renaissance by no less than the King's Master Mason. He designed the intricate ceilings which adorn the inter-connecting reception rooms and the carved, twisted chimneys which herald the palace within. See more on Winton Castle history.

You'll enjoy relaxing surrounded by the master pieces which adorn the walls.

Despite its grandeur, Winton castle is not overly formal, and, with its open fires and family ambience, is aptly decribed as warm and welcoming. We call it 'intimacy on a grand scale'.

Today, the castle is the family home of the Ogilvys.

Your Winton Castle experience

The castle is popular with golfing groups, families from overseas and senior executives. We'll organize your entire stay from formal dinners, barbecues and lunches, to activities and entertainment.

Our local chefs can cook-up delicious Scottish cuisine using the best local produce grown here in East Lothian:

  • locally reared beef, lamp and pork;
  • Belhaven salmon and trout;
  • locally caught game birds and venison;
  • organic fruit and vegetables; and
  • mouth-watering Scottish desserts.

Activities like clay pigeon shooting, a highland games and whisky tasting can also be laid on. Or, just sit back and relax around the open fires, absorb the ambience and enjoy the exquisite interior.

For other ideas on what we could lay on for you see our Scottish Castle experience.

With two sharing, Winton Castle can comfortably sleep up to 16 guests.  All guests are provided with bathrobes, slippers, towels and toiletries.

Due to our grade A listing and 350 year old plasterwork, some bedrooms do not have en suite bathrooms.