Carberry Tower

Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate is a place of intimate grandeur, standing proudly within its own 35 acres of private Estate parkland with tree-lined driveways, sweeping lawns and landscaped walkways. Sitting just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Edinburgh, the hotel is perfectly positioned at the gateway to Scotland’s ‘golf coast’ and is within easy access to all that the Capital city can offer. Whether you want to enjoy a luxurious weekend break, indulgent afternoon tea or simply popping in for delicious food, Carberry Tower is fast becoming one of the places to visit, with an ever-growing reputation for quality and excellence.

A £4 million restoration, which was completed in 2014, has created a spectacular country castle hotel that comes with its own unique history. The estates’ royal connections are long and notable. In 1567 on Carberry Hill (which can be seen from the south lawns) Mary Queen of Scots surrendered to the English confederate lords and The Queen’s Mount still stands on Carberry Hill commemorating the incident. Mary Bowes Lyon, sister of the Queen Mother, lived in Carberry until 1960. Around the time portrayed in the award-winning movie, The King’s Speech, the Royal family were regular visitors, with several of the suites on the principal floor being used by them. The estate proved a popular playground with the then Princess Elizabeth and her sister, Margaret.

10 great reasons to visit Carberry Tower.

An historic luxury castle hotel located on the edge of the city of Edinburgh.
Ancient Scottish history, including links to Mary Queen of Scots.
Luxury accommodation at the gateway to East Lothian's Golf coast.
Beautiful and unique suites with views over the Estate grounds.
Friendly and attentive staff team who will make you feel 'part of the family.
Eat in the renowned 'Campaign Room Bistro' and be served superior quality, locally sourced food prepared by our excellent in-house cheffing team.
Enjoy our infamous 'Afternoon Tea' served in the elegant surroundings of our Drawing Room or Library.
Enjoy the extensive estate grounds where you can walk or arrange activities such as archery, min highland games or laser clay shooting.
Order our signature dish 'The Mansion House Meat Feast' - a delectable plate with a 6oz flat iron steak, herb crusted pork fillet, Cumberland ring sausage, with fried garlic mushrooms, beef tomato, onion rings and hand cut chips.
Enjoy the warm welcome afforded by our large open fires in the foyer and in The Campaign Room Bistro.



With capacity for 67 guests, the 30 elegantly appointed bedrooms evoke a warm and welcoming ambience. The rooms and suites are tastefully furnished in keeping with traditional classical styles with a bright a spacious feel creating an atmosphere and aesthetic that is fit for Royalty!

Carberry Tower has many different room types, please check prices and availability online thank you.

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With a roaring log fire and views over the beautiful Estate, The Campaign Room Bistro within the Tower is open daily from 10.30am till 9pm, serving a mouth-watering selection of brunches, lunches and dinners. Sumptuous Afternoon Teas are served in the perfect setting of the elegant Drawing Room and plentiful private dining options are available for specials occasions, from the architecturally splendid Music Room, to the magnificent Edwardian Room or the Strong Room in the original armoury of the Castle Keep.


Whether you are looking for the perfect venue for an exclusive use Wedding or Corporate away day, or you are seeking an ideal place for a team meeting or private dining experience, Carberry Tower is uniquely placed to cater to a wide range of event requirements. Along with the Mansion House itself there is a grand banqueting pavilion and a private chapel/glasshouse in the grounds which can cater for up to 150 guests. The estate grounds are vast and ideal for outdoor activities and internally the Mansion house is equipped with high speed broadband so that corporate or private leisure guests can have easy and efficient access.

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Carberry Tower
Carberry Tower Estate
Near Musselburgh
EH21 8PY
+44 (0) 131 665 3135

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