Borthwick Castle


Welcome to Borthwick Castle, where history, luxury and kinship meet. Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Midlothian, only 30 minutes from Edinburgh, the majestic Borthwick Castle provides the perfect setting for creating a truly unforgettable wedding experience.

As you enter the ancient arched gateway of Borthwick Castle, you enter a whole new world of luxury and regal style. Over the past 600 years, Borthwick Castle has encountered many of the key personalities in British history and culture, from Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Sir Walter Scott and J. M. Turner.

Today Borthwick Castle is the locus of unforgettable experiences, steeped in authentic style, understated luxury and unparalleled intimacy in service, providing its treasured guests with a Scottish castle experience like no other. It is now the most stunning of castle wedding venues, complete with twelve-bed chambers and room for 80 guests, available for exclusive use.

Couples love to create unforgettable experiences for themselves and their friends loved ones at Borthwick – a hallowed place that is mythic, inviting, memorable and photogenic all at once. The twelve uniquely designed bedchambers each have painstakingly designed bespoke bathrooms full of charm, authenticity and quality as well as the three principal rooms that still reflect the medieval grandeur of the Lords that once walked in them. Our Gatehouse is designated as the bridal suite, with its Italian roll-top marble bathtub, four poster bed and majestic marble his and hers bathroom, creating the most romantic of settings.

With private hire comes Borthwick Castle’s dedicated team who are passionate about making your stay a truly once in a lifetime experience, providing the warmest of welcomes, discreet professional service and those exquisite personal touches throughout your stay.

There are no set rules or menus at Borthwick Castle, because you can choose whatever is most to your delight: a sensory whisky tasting experience, traditional games on the lawn, a fabulous feast in the great hall, delightful walks in the surrounding countryside, golf at some of Scotland’s top courses or a tailor-made tour of Edinburgh’s historic landmarks.

So join us within these walls, and create an experience truly like no other.

Additional Information

Price Guide: From £10,000 per night to include; - Exclusivity from 1400 on arrival day and 1100 on departure. - Three magnificent principal rooms: The Garrison, The State Room and The Great Hall which can be used for ceremonies, receptions, dining, and dancing. - Your own personal team on site for the duration. - Turndown service. - Fridge in your bedchamber with mineral water replenished each day. - Unlimited tea or coffee. - Borthwick Breakfast, cooked to order.

Venue Type: Exclusive use, private hire Castle.

Venue Capacity: 85 guests

Accommodation: 12 bedchambers, sleeps 26.

Dining Options: Menus from £75pp in our Great Hall.

Exclusive Use: Yes

Swimming Pool No.

Fitness Center No, however we can arrange personal trainers and fitness classes on site.

Spa No, however we can arrange for therapists to come on site and provide treatments within the guest’s bedchamber.

Borthwick Castle Wedding Film By White Balloon Films


Borthwick Castle North Middleton Midlothian
Edinburgh, Scotland EH23 4QY
United Kingdom

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  • - Exclusivity of a heritage venue.
  • - 12 Unique & distinctive bedchambers.
  • - Your own personal team, dedicated to making your day all the more special.
  • - Our in house catering team, lead by our award winning and MasterChef the Professionals winner Head Chef, Derek Johnstone.
  • - Unlimited access to the three principal rooms, The Great Hall, The Stateroom and the Garrison.


3 Reviews
Kenneth and Lisanne Stewart
United Kingdom
Fantastic job

Lisanne and I have just returned to the Netherlands from our magical wedding at Borthwick Castle. Jamie and Amy done such a wonderful job, we couldn't have wished for a better day. The guests loved the castle and rooms just as much as we did, the food was absolutely delicious and the piper was excellent and I'm sure Borthwick will be receiving a lot more guests from The Netherlands in the near future. No doubt we will be back. Our thanks to everyone at Borthwick Castle for the wonderful experience. Fantastic job!!!

July 2018

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Lorraine & Carl
United Kingdom
loved every minute

Carl and I are wanted to thank you and the team again for making our wedding beyond perfect. Jamie, Amy, Kieran were wonderful and nothing but nothing was too much trouble. Please pass our thanks to Chef, the food was stunning and every guest has mentioned how fabulous the food and wines were. My only criticism, why didn’t you make us book 3 nights

July 2018

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United Kingdom

We had our wedding at Borthwick Castle in September of 2017, and I still think about it just about every day! It was the most magical day and one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The renovation they recently underwent is incredible, and all of the rooms look amazing. They managed to make everything feel new, while still looking appropriate in the setting. So many castles we visited in Scotland are beautiful on the outside, but on the inside they look like 80s hotels. Borthwick castle makes you feel like true royalty while you're there. The staff is also incredible, and work tirelessly to make sure all of your needs are taken care of. The icing on the cake was when we headed out on our coach the day after the wedding, and the entire staff waved us off. We all felt like we were Lords and Ladies in Downton Abbey! I could go on forever, but just do yourself a favour and book Borthwick!” –

July 2018

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