Borthwick Castle


One of the finest keeps in Scotland, Borthwick Castle has seen many of the faces pivotal to Scottish history, including Oliver Cromwell, Sir Walter Scott and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Recently redesigned by award-winning interior designer, Melanie Brown, Borthwick Castle provides the most beautiful of backdrops for your Scottish travels. Our beautiful Castle features 13 unique bedchambers, capable of sleeping 26 of your closest friends and family, each soaked in their own fascinating tale of Scottish history. The three principal rooms (The Great Hall, The Stateroom & The Garrison) are set over three floors and all have their own distinct regal character.

Borthwick Castles award-winning team will be on hand 24/7 to assist with anything you may need, allowing you to sit back and make the most of your stay with us. Many events and activities can be organised by our fantastic suppliers in the grounds of Borthwick Castle, including a range of outdoor activities that are perfect for those sunny days.

Our in-house catering team, led by Head Chef Derek Johnstone (MasterChef the Professionals Winner, 3rd Place in the 2018 National Chef of the Year Competition & Event Chef of the Year by The Scottish Food Awards), are committed to ensuring your absolute satisfaction when it comes to dining, creating a range of culinary delights for you to enjoy throughout your stay with us.


Borthwick Castle features 13 uniquely designed bed chambers capable of sleeping 26, featuring 10 double rooms, 2 twin rooms and one set on luxury bunk beds.


Borthwick Castle is set over three floors, each with their own breath-taking principal room. The bedchambers are located from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor throughout two sets of ancient spiral staircases.


Borthwick Castles rugged exterior has been kept in excellent condition throughout the years. Standing 90ft high, Borthwick Castle features dramatic canon damage from years past, when Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarian Forces fired a flurry of cannon balls into the Castles east wall, in an attempt to flush out the then Lord Borthwick.

Situated under the damage on the Castles east wall is Borthwick Castles walled garden, which in the summers months boasts a beautiful array of flowers.


  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • Private garden
  • Designated/ Private parking
  • 24h front desk
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Free parking
  • Open fire
  • Central heating
  • Pets not allowed
  • Countryside views

Great for

  • Adventure
  • Business
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Secluded
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Groups


Due to Borthwick Castles many staircases the property is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

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  • Free parking (outdoor)

Borthwick Castle has it own private car park, located just metres from the Castle.


  • Hillside
  • Panoramic
  • River

Located just outside Gorebridge, Borthwick Castle is situated in the secluded hills of Midlothian, ensuring your privacy throughout your stay.

  • Horse riding
  • Cycle paths
  • Driving Range
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Parking