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Tashkent, Uzbekistan. MSc Financial Markets & Derivatives, London Metropolitan University
After the graduation I launched my career at Deloitte Consulting, advising the world’s biggest and systemically important financial institutions
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Dalhousie Castle, Edinburgh

Dalhousie Castle, Edinburgh
Scotland. Edinburgh, EH19 3JB.

A magnificent 13th Century castle 8 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre. Set within acres of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the River Esk.

Customer rating: 4.20 (3).

Price per night: £100.

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Dalhousie is a imposing 13th century castle fortress just 8 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre. Set within acres of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the River Esk, Dalhousie Castle has luxurious surrounds, and holds the title as ‘Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited Castle’. The hotel has 35 bedrooms within the estate with 29 bedrooms in the castle which have been individually designed and decorated in Scottish fabrics such as tweed, tartan and twill. Period furniture, rugs and carpets combine to create a richly warm and luxurious feel. There is an additional 6 bedrooms located within a newly renovated building within the castle grounds called "Castle Rocks". There are many sporting pursuits locally to the castle such as; archery, falconry, fishing, horse riding and golf. Edinburgh City has many attractions such as Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Royal Mile which is accessable in under 30 minutes.

The Ramsays of Dalhousie have reason to be proud of their heritage and their long links with Scottish history. They held possession of Dalhousie longer than any other family has retained possession of a castle in Scotland. The Castle, which is situated in the parish of Cockpen, eight miles south of Edinburgh, dates from the 13th century, although only the enormously thick walls at the foundation level and the vaults remain, of the original building. The main parts of the present structure were built about 1450 from red stone quarried from the opposite bank of the South Esk River on which the Castle stands. In the succeeding centuries there have been various additions and modifications, but the essential form of the Castle which had an L-shaped keep surrounded by an outer curtain wall can still be clearly discerned. Full Scottish breakfast is included in your stay and is made freshly to order. Guests may enjoy a completely unique dining experience in the ancient barrel-vaulted dungeons. The restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes, with a varied menu which incorporates Scottish dishes cooked and prepared in a classic French cooking style, whilst using locally sourced produce. The castle has large grounds for guests to explore. All bedrooms are equipped with with soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels, robes, slippers and Molton Brown toiletries, 32″ HD TV’s with Freeview, an in room telephone, ensuite bathroom, iron and ironing board, hairdryers, and a welcoming hospitality tray. Wi-Fi is available in Castle Rocks. Guests have complimentary access to the hotel's Spa which combines relaxing and therapeutic treatments designed to invigorate and rejuvenate your body and mind.


  • 13th century buildings (or older)
  • Parking (free)
  • No smoking
  • Child Friendly
  • 4 Star Official Rating
  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Shared gardens
  • Private/enclosed garden
  • Spa
  • Children's cots
  • Children's highchairs
  • Woodland walks
  • Television
  • Sitting room
  • Hair dryers
  • Telephone
  • Open log fire
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Recommended walks
  • Beach (a short drive)
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Tennis courts (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
  • Theatre (a short drive)

Arrival information

Check In: From 3.00pm Check Out: By 10.00am Directions: By Car: From the A74(M). At junction 15, take the A701 exit to Dumfries/Beattock/Moffat/Selkirk/A708. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A701, Moffat & Selkirk. At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on A701. Merge onto A72. Continue straight to stay on A72. Continue onto A701.Continue onto A6094. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A6094. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A6094. At the roundabout, continue straight onto B6392. Go through 1 roundabout. Continue onto B6392. Go through 1 roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Cockpen Rd/B704. Turn left and right and your destination will be on the right. Nearest Airport: Edinburgh (12 miles) Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh (8 miles)

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London, United Kingdom. 59 Devons road, E3 3DW. +44 7306809983