For a unique experience, you can rent 500 year old Winton Castle and live like a king, sleeping in one of its 8 classic 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 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.
With two sharing, Winton Castle can comfortably sleep up to 20 guests over 10 beautiful bedrooms. All are provided with bathrobes, slippers, towels and toiletries.
Please note that due to our grade A listing and 350 year old plasterwork, some bedrooms do not currently have en suite bathrooms. (Plans are underway to add en suite bathrooms by mid-2025!)
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.
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.
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.
Please note that Winton Castle is offered as a luxurious fully serviced stay, not offered as a self-catering rental.
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 interiors.