The Witchery by The Castle

352 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF, United Kingdom
+44 333 014 3701
R9 906

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About The Witchery by The Castle

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Located within walking distance of Edinburgh Bus Station, The Witchery by the Castle provides guests with a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It is moments from Edinburgh Castle, eateries and nightlife options.

A concierge and a wake-up service are just some of the available services at the hotel. Honeymoon suites are on offer for those looking for some added luxury.

The Witchery by the Castle offers themed rooms equipped with a hair dryer, plus all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.

After settling in to their room, guests can explore the area with use of Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, which is a brief walk from the hotel. It is ideally situated for exploring the local area, with Royal Mile and St Giles Cathedral within a five-minute walk.

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Amenities at The Witchery by The Castle

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • 24-hour front desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available


  • Electric kettle
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • DVD player

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of The Witchery by The Castle

WonderfulBased on 110 verified guest reviews


352 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF

What's nearby

  • Edinburgh Castle222 m
  • National Library Of Scotland234 m
  • Princes Street Gardens285 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral304 m
  • National Gallery of Scotland326 m
  • Real Mary King's Close328 m
  • Greyfriars Kirk330 m
  • Greyfriar's Bobby354 m
  • Scott Monument0.4 km
  • National Museum of Scotland0.5 km
  • Waverley Mall0.5 km
  • The Royal Mile0.6 km



Check in anytime after 14:30, check out anytime before 11:30


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Witchery by The Castle

  • The Witchery by The Castle really is a fascinating and unique place to stay in Edinburgh, right in front of the famous Edinburgh Castle. It’s virtually unrivalled for its decor and atmosphere, which is an imaginatively detailed and classy rendition of 16th-century Gothic indulgence, soaked in authentic Scottish history. It’s home to one of the most famous eateries in Scotland, too. The hotel has a selection of theatrically themed suites for you to choose from, each as desirable as the next. A stay at this hotel promises to be a particularly memorable experience every time you come back – which you’ll definitely want to do.

  • You can spoil yourself a little without stretching your budget by booking a stay in The Guardroom. It's a special experience without being one of the most expensive rooms in the hotel. This room has rooftop views across the old town district of Edinburgh and beyond to The Lomond Hills, with a dramatic four-poster bed and an oak-panelled bathroom. You’ll have a separate dining area and seating room, too, with adjustable mood lighting and a quaint stone turnpike stairway leading up to the room from the ground floor.

  • It’s actually something of a toss-up between whether The Witchery by The Castle is a hotel with a famous restaurant attached to it or whether it’s Scotland’s most famous restaurant that also offers hotel accommodation. One thing is for sure though, you should certainly sample the fare at the hotel’s restaurant, which shares its name. It serves a wide variety of traditional Scottish dishes and is particularly famed for its Angus beef steaks. The entire menu is a celebration of Scotland’s culinary history, using only fresh local produce.

  • This is a hotel that also specialises in weddings and particularly honeymoons. It has a variety of discrete areas tucked away that make perfect places to tie the knot, like The Secret Garden, which has a private terrace. The Heriot Suite is tailor made for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. It too has a grand ornate four-poster bed with gold embroidered velvet drapes, a lounge and a hidden Gothic bathroom with a secret entrance, which has a free-standing roll-top bath. The authentic centuries-old wood panelling is complemented by tapestries on the walls, and you’ll have a breakfast hamper delivered every morning. It’s all part of the ceremony and tongue-in-cheek melodrama that has made this hotel so famous and popular.

  • This hotel is only about 7-8 miles from Edinburgh Airport (EDI), along the A8 motorway. This will usually take you under 20min to drive if you have a car with you. Otherwise, you can take the T50 tram, which will get you to the hotel from the airport generally in under 40min. Another option is to catch a Line 100 bus, which will take roughly the same time as the train.

  • The Witchery by The Castle is located at 352 Castlehill, The Royal Mile in Old Town, 0,4 km from the centre of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is the closest landmark to The Witchery by The Castle.

  • Check-in time is 14:30 and check-out time is 11:30 at The Witchery by The Castle.

  • Yes, The Witchery by The Castle offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Witchery by The Castle is 11 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. The Witchery by The Castle is 56,9 km from Dundee.

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0,4 km

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