Dalhousie Castle offers perfect staycation backdrop

Dalhousie Castle sits off the beaten track surrounded by acres of woodland, and is just eight miles from Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. This means you can go from relaxed country living, to bustling city life in just one quick journey.

It makes the castle the perfect location for a staycation if you’re looking for a mix of relaxing and luxury, as well as sightseeing.

If you’re planning a trip, let us inspire your staycation planning with our top staycation itinerary, so that you can make the most of your trip when you visit us. Happy planning!


Making the most of your stay with us

Day 1

After your arrival at the castle, take time to explore the grounds, enjoy a delicious Scottish lunch, and then seek out your inner adventurer and fly a bird of prey with the castle’s expert falconry team.

Day 2

Jump on a train or bus and venture into Edinburgh. If the weather is fair and you’re feeling energetic, enjoy a walk up UNESCO World Heritage Site, Calton Hill to take in a bird’s eye view of the city. From the top you’ll be able to see Edinburgh Castle, Scott Monument and the city’s famous shopping street, Princes Street. After all of that fresh air, indulge your inner foodie at Whiski Bar & Restaurant in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the Old Town. The restaurant is home to over 300 malt whiskies! It’s the perfect spot to coorie in (the Scots word for getting cosy).

Day 3

If you’re an avid golfer, then Scotland is the place to enjoy the sport. Choose a course and explore the town you’re in after your round. If you’d rather take it easy, make your way into Leith in Edinburgh and explore Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy some shopping at the adjoining Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. To end your day, join us for an award-winning dining experience where we use only the best locally sourced ingredients.

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