Hire a Scottish Castle near Edinburgh in Scotland

For a unique experience, you can rent 500 year old Winton Castle and live like a king, sleeping in one of our 10 classic bedrooms. Your own castle for the duration of your stay here!

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 West side of the castle is still the family home of the Ogilvys, while you and your guests will enjoy the privacy of the East side of the castle.

The Castle cannot be offered as a self-catered property so all meals will be provided for you by a private chef and served by our friendly, uniformed waiting team.

With two sharing, Winton Castle can comfortably sleep up to 20 guests over 10 beautiful bedrooms (6 are en suite). All are provided with bathrobes, slippers, towels and toiletries.

Please note that due to the castle’s grade A listing and 350 year old plasterwork, 4 of the 10 bedrooms currently do not have en suite bathrooms but instead share 3 showers rooms between them.

Prices are seasonal but would start from £7000 per 24 hour stay, for up to 20 guests with all meals and drinks included.

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Visit Winton with our Interactive 3D Virtual Tour

Luckily, you can still visit our Scottish Renaissance castle with our interactive, 3D Virtual Tour! You’ll enjoy exploring the 6 beautiful reception rooms, vaulted cellar and bedrooms in amazing detail. If helpful, we can also guide you on your tour by phone or video call.

Please email us now to request the link.

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Winton Castle’s Rich History

Winton Castle was originally a stronghold for 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.

You’ll enjoy relaxing in the King Charles Room, warmed by roaring fire and surrounded by the master pieces which adorn the walls.

See more on Winton Castle’s history.

Winton Castle History

Add Activities or Just Relax

Winton activities like clay pigeon shooting, a mini highland games or a whisky tasting can also be laid on.

Or, just sit back and relax around the open fires, absorb the ambience and enjoy the exquisite interiors.

Activities at Winton Castle
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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’, from locally reared beef, lamp, pork and venison, to Belhaven salmon and trout, to mouth-watering Scottish desserts.

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Please note that Winton Castle is offered as a luxurious fully serviced stay, not offered as a self-catering rental.