The castle at Faside Estate offers a fairytale escape just a few miles from Edinburgh.
The castle at Faside Estate offers a fairytale escape just a few miles from Edinburgh.

Staycation Scotland 2021: Live like royalty in a 14th-century East Lothian castle with a rooftop walkway and seven foot 'emperor' bed

It’s all very well travelling for hours to get to a distant dream destination for a long weekend away, but this staycation lets you get away from it all just a few miles from Edinburgh.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 2:24 pm

Occupying an imposing position a couple of miles south of the East Lothian village of Wallyford, the castle on Faside Estate dates back to the 14th-century and is a perfect spot for a romantic staycation.

The Tower Vaults suite, in the castle’s tower, is accessed by a steep spiral staircase that takes you to the luxurious barrel vaulted bedroom with a seven foot wide emperor bed.

Room also has a kitchenette with a kettle, microwave and toaster, and a feature fireplace to keep things toasty.

The ensuite bathroom has a stunning slipper bath, while the rooftop walkway offers panoramic views over the surrounding area – you can even get your breakfast served there, or have it served to your bedroom.

You also have exclusive access to the castle’s Great Hall, a maginificent room with a log burner, window seats, and a beautifully painted ceiling.

You can book Faside Estate at www.booking.com.

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