Why book direct?

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

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About Us

Edinburgh's Most Famous Hotel & Restaurant

Few restaurants in the world date back as far as the phenomenal medieval buildings housing The Witchery. Over five centuries, much has happened here at the gates of Edinburgh Castle in the ancient Old Town.

Read all about our story, some handy FAQs, what we stand for and more below.

Our History

Discover the rich history of our sixteenth-century buildings, our story, and how we became Edinburgh's most loved hotel. 

James Thomson

Discover how James Thomson, Scotland's best-known restauranteur and hotelier, brought The Witchery to life and his story.


Learn all about how we are committed to sustainable practices at The Witchery, doing our bit for our beautiful planet. 


We're delighted to be so well recognised. Discover our accolades below. 

Guest Book

Over the last four decades, we've had some truly amazing guests. Read what they had to say about their stay in our guest book. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about our dining rooms, suites, dress code and more in our FAQ.