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Guests who book to stay with us directly will receive a complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne on arrival. 

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Welcome to

THE WITCHERY

"Scotland’s Most Romantic Hotel" Scotland on Sunday

Hidden in a collection of historic buildings dating back to 1595, at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, the Witchery is steeped in centuries of rich Scottish history.

Enjoy legendary Edinburgh fine-dining, an award-winning wine list, and the most atmospheric dining rooms in all of Scotland. Step inside and be transported to a bygone era.

Restaurant Menus

An award-winning a la carte restaurant menu is served all day in our opulent restaurant.

Celebrating our traditional setting, alongside a range of classic favourites such as Tournedos Rossini, Lobster Thermidor, and Omelette Arnold Bennet, you'll also see The Witchery's legendary Angus beef steak tartare and even some haggis, all served alongside our extensive wine list.

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"Outrageously gothic … this is a fabulous, shamelessly camp temple of too-muchness" The Sunday Times

Celebrated as one of the seven wonders of the hotel world by Cosmopolitan Magazine our 9 unique suites scream romance with a capital 'R'. Indulge in the ultimate romantic getaway as you discover the delights of four-poster beds and roll-top baths made for two!

Be it the Guardroom suite, the Vestry, or our multitude of opulent suites - we have something for every taste.

What's On This Month

Summer in the City

Experience the magic of summer in Edinburgh at The Witchery by the Castle. Nestled in the heart of the city, our enchanting boutique hotel offers the perfect retreat after a day of exploring Edinburgh’s historic charm.

Wander through the cobbled streets, soak in the panoramic views from Arthur’s Seat, and immerse yourself in the vibrant festival atmosphere that takes over the city. Relax with cocktails on our charming secret terrace, and savour summer classic dishes such as lobster with garlic butter and chips and delicious lemon sole, grilled to perfection.

Delight in our sumptuous suites, each adorned with unique décor, and indulge in the finest and warmest hospitality. Whether you're here for the world-renowned Edinburgh Festivals, the rich history, or the captivating culture, The Witchery promises an unforgettable summer getaway.

Book your stay and let the spellbinding beauty of Edinburgh enchant you.

VOTE FOR US

We're thrilled to announce our nomination for the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards 2024. We'd be honoured if you could take a moment to click the link below and vote for us.

Place your vote and you'll also be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a luxurious seven-night trip for two to Grenada. Simply search us and fill out the fields. 

Thank you for your ongoing support - it means a lot. 

AA Award Winner

Celebrating Excellence: The Witchery Named Best Restaurant With Rooms in Scotland 2023/24 by AA

We are delighted and honoured to announce that The Witchery has been awarded the title of "The Best Restaurant With Rooms in Scotland 2023/24" at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards.

Step into the enchanting world of The Witchery and immerse yourself in the gothic charms of Edinburgh. Our award-winning establishment invites you to experience exceptional dining and unforgettable stays in the heart of this historic city.

Come and discover why The Witchery is a standout destination for those seeking the finest in Scottish hospitality.

Location

Our restaurant and hotel, located on the historic Royal Mile is perched on Castlehill just steps from the gates to Edinburgh Castle. Located, in the gothic heart of Edinburgh city centre, our bewitching setting is steeped in Scottish history.

Opening Times
  • Mon - Sun 12:00 - 10:30 (last reservation)
Address

The Witchery by the Castle, Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF

Location

Our restaurant and hotel, located on the historic Royal Mile is perched on Castlehill just steps from the gates to Edinburgh Castle. Located, in the gothic heart of Edinburgh city centre, our bewitching setting is steeped in Scottish history.