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Winton Castle – Exclusive Hire

testimonial The venue is easily accessed and the quality of hospitality has always been fantastic, with guests made to feel extremely welcome and the catering never disappointing. The castle’s ambience is very relaxed.
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For a unique experience, you can hire 500 year old Winton Castle and live like a king, sleeping in one of its 8 luxurious bedrooms. Your own castle for the duration of your visit.

The castle is popular with families from overseas, golfing groups and senior executives, all looking for an unforgettable experience.

Despite its grandeur, Winton castle is not overly formal, and, with its open fires and family ambience, is always warm and welcoming. We call it ‘intimacy on a grand scale’.

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

Winton Castle’s rich history

Winton Castle was originally a stronghold of Scotland’s powerful Seton clan and has connections to Mary Queen of Scots and the 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’s history.

You’ll enjoy relaxing warmed by roaring fire, surrounded by the master pieces which adorn the walls.

Your Winton Castle experience

We’ll organize your entire stay from formal dinners, BBQs 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, known as ‘Scotland’s bread basket’:

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

Add some activities or just relax

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 plan for your stay see our Scottish Castle experience.

With two sharing, Winton Castle can comfortably sleep up to 16 guests.  All 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.