Introducing the Wallace and Paterson Rooms, Named After their Famous Architects

Four centuries on from the royal craftsmen who built Winton Castle, two more historic bedrooms with ensuite facilities have been created. They are so sympathetic that you could imagine the original tradesmen crafted them, with an old garderobe loo exposed and brought back to life (with added double glazing)!

These two new bedrooms, along with ensuite facilities for two more, increases the overnight capacity of the Castle to 20 guests over 10 individual bedrooms full of character.

Located on the top floor of the Castle, the views from these new rooms are spectacular, reaching beyond the estate over to the Lammermuir hills.

The new Wallace Room is named after William Wallace, the Master Mason to King James VI, who was commissioned by George Seton, 3rd Earl of Winton to rebuild Winton in 1620 after it had been ruined in Henry VIII’s Rough Wooing of 1544. William Wallace was also responsible for building works at Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Heriot’s Hospital in Edinburgh, Pinkie House in Musselburgh and Drumlanrigg.

Likewise, the new Paterson Room is named after John Paterson, a Scottish architect who trained with Robert Adam. He was responsible for the neo-Gothic extension at Winton around 1800 – 1805.

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Lovely Feedback from Guests

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Here’s some lovely feedback from Jeanette Rigby from Valneva, a recent corporate residential guest who stayed in one of the new bedrooms:

“Must say thank you for the room you gave me, I can truly say I don’t think I have stayed anywhere as beautiful, wish it could have been longer.

“…What a fantastic time we had at Winton Castle, thank you so much. The attention to detail and the customer service by all the team was exceptional, from the excellence of the food at lunch, dinner and breakfast to the way in which we were looked after at the bar and dinner – we felt truly spoiled.”

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