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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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Almost as famous as the Castle itself
Harpers & Queen

The Secret Garden

Tucked away in a historic Old Town close, The Secret Garden is lit almost entirely by candlelight and steeped in a rich history.

As you enter The Secret Garden, you will be transported back in time. The ancient stone doorway to the tower entrance features the arms of the Duke of Gordon, Keeper of the Keys to Edinburgh Castle, and serves as a gateway to the city's illustrious past. Beyond the tower entrance lies a hidden oasis, where guests can dine on the terrace during the summer months.

The crowning jewel of The Secret Garden is undoubtedly its splendid painted ceiling. In typical Scots vernacular style, it is inspired by the famous Rossend Castle ceiling now in the National Museum of Scotland. The ceiling portrays imagery from the tarot and angels with bagpipes, creating an otherworldly atmosphere that is truly unique.

In order to maintain the ambiance of our dining rooms, we regret that we are unable to accommodate children under 10 years of age or parties larger than 6 guests.