A Warm Family Welcome Awaits You on Your Arrival at The Retreat Castle Guesthouse

We are a small family run guest house ideally situated minutes from the City-by Pass and 20 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. With Five Ensuite Rooms that have everything a guest could require for your stay to the Lothians. All rooms are individually designed with period features and all have flat screen tv, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing facilities and free wi-fi throughout. We have free secure parking spaces in our car park and covered parking for motorcycles and bicycles.

Getting to Edinburgh couldn’t be easier, the 31 Lothian bus goes right past our door and takes 35 minutes into The City Centre. There is also Eskbank station part of the Scottish Borders railway line 5 minutes from us which will take you to Waverley Edinburgh station in 15 minutes or the border.

Guests are able to avail of our quiet courtyard garden area for picnics. There is also a vast array of good quality restaurants and bars on our doorstep and several take aways who will deliver too.

We are the perfect base to take in all the wonderful things that Edinburgh and the surrounds have to offer. With Rossyln Chapel nearby and a wide range of golf courses close by with the option of borrowing some clubs from us. Walkers and wildlife-lovers can explore the surrounding coast and take in East, West and Midlothian – perfect for beach walks in Gullane or Yellowcraigs and walks along the Pentland Hills and country parks to explore like Vogrie and Dalkeith.

So if you are after a warm genuine welcome and friendly guesthouse then look no further than The Retreat Castle. We will ensure that your stay in Edinburgh and the surrounds is one to remember.

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Testimonial David G


Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful owners of the Retreat Castle…just perfect! Clean, quirky and comfortable rooms, within easy reach of Edinburgh and delicious breakfast all made freshly to order. We will definitely be back!

Testimonial Troy

Comfy big rooms and delicious breakfast!

Stayed here for two nights for a wedding I was attending close by. The castle was beautiful and cosy, spacious and with really fun decor. Room and en suite bathroom were huge with a 4 poster bed. Great tea and coffee facilities and a brilliant breakfast! Jude who runs the castle is extremely welcoming and helpful.

Testimonial Lisa

Wonderful stop

We had a wonderful time at The Retreat. Jude treats you like family. It was the most comfortable stay we had over our extended stay in the UK. Breakfast was the best! She has something for everyone. She is amazing at remembering every little detail. Superb taste in decorating. She even made me a swatch of grey paint samples for home. I HIGHLY recommend this location and homey stay.

Testimonial Brugi

Wonderful castle-like venue

Absolutely wonderful guest house. Large comfortable room, with 4 poster bed. Lots of character and interesting decor. Conveniently located for day trips to Edinburgh, either by bus (across the street) or by driving to park and ride. Very friendly and efficient hostess and excellent full breakfast.

Testimonial Earl

Eleven days in a home environment

The Retreat is conveniently located just outside Edinburgh. The family staff made us welcome and the room and Scottish breakfast was a wonderful start to the day. We felt as if we were with family. Recommend for any stay.