Kirkliston Castle

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Sleeps: 24 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 11


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Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

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Kirkliston Castle holds a magnificent location, set just outside exciting Edinburgh and ten minutes from Edinburgh Airport, making it an ideal venue for groups reuniting from all corners of the globe. Nestled within thirty-two acres of private grounds, guests have plenty of space to enjoy total tranquillity and to feel as though they have completely escaped the hustle and bustle of city life.

The castle has been recently renovated and today boasts contemporary interiors and opulent furnishings, perfect for those wanting to stay-in-style. Kirkliston can comfortably accommodate up to twenty-four guests across twelve well-appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main entertaining space which comprises of the marble lounge, piano room and the fully stocked bar which makes the perfect place to enjoy a quiet drink after a  busy day spent exploring the wonderful surroundings! From the front entrance up to the first floor, are four bedrooms with a fifth bedroom on the second floor. Also from the front entrance along a separate wing leads to further 4 bedrooms which combines a two bedroom suite with own living space and pantry kitchen, ideal as family rooms.  All castle bedrooms come complete with luxury en suite facilities.  The remaining three bedrooms are situated in the Gate Lodge; guests staying here share the use of two bathrooms as well as a second open lounge, dining and kitchen pantry area.

Guests of Kirkliston Castle have thirty-two acres of manicured parkland to explore and enjoy. Those who enjoy a dose of healthy competition will love the on-site tennis court, excellent fun for guests of all ages! The outdoor dining area is fantastic for those who want to dine or simply enjoy a drink al fresco while the Castle’s very own chefs can arrange a tasty barbecue!

*From May 2019, renovation of the Stable Block will be completed, this will provide a further 7 en-suite bedrooms raising total number of bedrooms to 19 and capacity to 38. Please enquire for further information.

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What you should know…

  • Three of the bedrooms are situated in the annex, however, this offers the opportunity for certain members of the group to enjoy added privacy!
  • Due to their expansive size, we recommend that little visitors are not left to explore the grounds alone

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Heating

Ground Floor
- Marble Lounge
- Bar
- Piano Room
- Orangery
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Two-double bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

Second Floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

- Living area
- Kitchen & dining area
- Double bedroom
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private grounds of 32 acres
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue
- Private tennis court


About the surrounding area of Kirkliston Castle
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Kirkliston Castle holds a wonderful location just 20 minutes from Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, while Glasgow is just an hour away. The airport is just 10 minutes away, making it an excellent venue choice for those travelling in from far and wide, the short transfer time makes it perfect for those travelling with children.  There are plenty of attractions to visit in the surrounding area, a few suggestions and the travel time from Kirkliston are below:

Edinburgh Castle (20 minutes)
Stirling Castle (34 minutes)
Palace of Holyrood House (36 minutes)
Rosslyn Chapel (25 minutes)
The Scotch Whisky Experience, by Edinburgh Castle (20 minutes)
Glenkinchie Distillery (20 minutes)
Edinburgh Gin Distillery (25 minutes)
St Andrews Golf Course (1 hour, 11 minutes)
Muirfield Golf Castle (50 minutes)

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport


Nearest Town/City Edinburgh


Nearest Village Kirkliston


Nearest Train Station Edinburgh


Nearest Restaurant Kirkliston


Nearest Supermarket Kirkliston


Nearest Golf Turnhouse Golf Course



Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Kirkliston Castle is ideal for those travelling with children, its location just 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport makes for a short transfer time with tired little ones. The children are bound to love exploring the large gardens and playing tennis on the private court. Cot(s) and highchair(s) are provided at the property for no additional charge.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court


Oliver's Extras

  • On-Site Concierge

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
- In-house concierge service available

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

For those looking for a unique yet truly luxurious venue, close to Edinburgh, there is no better option than Kirkliston Castle. The castle, walled garden and 32 acres of grounds provide the perfect backdrop for your special day and for the photographs that you will treasure forever.

Wedding Reception

A reception with up to 200 people can be hosted in a hired marquee in the grounds of the castle. Up to 110 people could be hosted for a reception in The Orangery. Dancing could continue in the marquee for up to 260 people and in The Orangery for up to 150 people with music playing until as late as you like with no noise restrictions on-site.
Wedding Ceremony

A ceremony could either take place in The Orangery for up to 130 people or in a hired marquee in the grounds for up to 200. The property is fully-licensed to host legal marriages.

Where to Stay

Up to 24 people could sleep at the caste. Nearby, all other guests could find accommodation within a 5-mile radius of the site. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The venue has on-site event coordinators who can help with wedding guidance and help on the day. The client may provide their own wedding planner for more in-depth planning help. The venue can suggest suppliers for all event needs.


All catering is provided by the in-house chefs.

Other information
Venue works exclusively with their own catering and drinks team for events. The venue will have a fixed on-site marquee ready for use from summer 2019 events onwards.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1200 paid directly to the owners 2 weeks prior to arrival and is refunded following the damage inspection.
Arrival time 3pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in rental price
Internet access? Yes
Pets welcome? Sorry, no pets
Changeover day Flexible
Other Ts and Cs Cot(s) and highchair(s) are available at the property for no additional charge
Other 2 The rates are inclusive of a Full Scottish Breakfast, all other catering is not included and will be charged for locally

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 29th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £21,798 £29,610 £35,658 £35,658 £35,658
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 31st 2021 £21,798 £27,279 £27,279 £27,279 £27,279
Dec 31st 2021 - Apr 29th 2022 £16,695 £22,554 £27,279 £27,279 £27,279
Apr 29th 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 £21,798 £29,610 £35,658 £35,658 £35,658
Sep 30th 2022 - Jan 30th 2023 £21,798 £27,279 £27,279 £27,279 £27,279

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 29th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €24,029 €31,841 €39,307 €39,307 €39,307
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 31st 2021 €24,029 €29,888 €30,071 €30,071 €30,071
Dec 31st 2021 - Apr 29th 2022 €18,404 €24,263 €30,071 €30,071 €30,071
Apr 29th 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 €24,029 €31,841 €39,307 €39,307 €39,307
Sep 30th 2022 - Jan 30th 2023 €24,029 €29,888 €30,071 €30,071 €30,071

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 29th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $28,460 $36,272 $44,084 $46,556 $46,556
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 31st 2021 $28,460 $34,319 $35,616 $35,616 $35,616
Dec 31st 2021 - Apr 29th 2022 $21,797 $27,656 $33,515 $35,616 $35,616
Apr 29th 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 $28,460 $36,272 $44,084 $46,556 $46,556
Sep 30th 2022 - Jan 30th 2023 $28,460 $34,319 $35,616 $35,616 $35,616

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Simply stunning !

    Created on 25/07/2018

    We recently attended a wedding at this stunning venue and it truly is a hidden Gem , from the well maintained gardens to the spotless interior , the day was perfect from start to finish ! Even if you weren't a fan of the decor ( I'm old school & like a castle to look like a traditional castle ) you will be blown away by the attention to detail and cannot help but appreciate the work that has gone into making this place unique !! I would recommend the Castle to anyone as everything from the food , service and location are perfect ! I'm kicking myself for not knowing about this hidden Gem until recently

  • Luxurious wedding venue

    Created on 23/07/2018

    We attended the wedding reception of a relative here. The grounds are spectacular and the castle is beautiful and tastefully decorated with modern art. The food was wonderful. We saw a couple of the suites which were amazing, but did not stay ourselves. The wedding we attended had about 80 guests and the orangerie already felt pretty full for dining. It would be very tight over 100. Every now and again it was all too obvious that the castle is close to the end of Edinburgh Airport runway.


    Created on 16/07/2018

    I cannot say enough about this magical place. We were invited to a wedding and the whole place was unbelievable. The setting,the staff, the food, we only stayed one night I wish it could have been longer. We were well looked after, nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were very professional. What can I say about our room. It was on the ground floor at the back with a lovely view of the gardens. It was gorgeous , the bathroom was black and white and the carpet in the bedroom was so thick I just wanted to stand on it all the time. No expense has been spared and it shows. Thank you very much for a lovely stay.

  • A breathtaking unique private events venue

    Posted by Ross Hardie, CEO of Alba Ás-Dùnach on 13/07/2018

    Arguably the best in the world in one of the world’s most beautiful cities

  • Exceptional Location; Exceptional Service; Exceptional Experience

    Created on 10/07/2018

    We cannot speak too highly of our experience at the Castle. The venue, staff, catering, and attention to detail throughout our daughter's wedding were exceptional. The rooms are luxurious and the grounds meticulously maintained. The staff, particularly Ailsa Gorrie, could not have done enough to make this such a special day. We would wholeheartedly recommend the castle as a wedding venue.

  • Absolutely Outstanding

    Created on 28/05/2018

    What a venue, absolutely stunning. The location, the castle, the food, the grounds all amazing.

  • One of Scotland’s finest venues

    Posted by Peter Lederer OBE, CBE, past Chairman of Gleneagles Hotel & Visit Scotland on 13/04/2018

  • This place is insane

    Created on 27/03/2018

    The castle, staff, drinks and food are absolutely amazing. Jen the person who looked after us on our stay top notch! We had our wedding here and it met all our expectations including the guests. Went above and beyond and we are fussy !!

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