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    The Witchery by the Castle

    The Royal Mile 352 Castlehill | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent67%
    • Very good14%
    • Average8%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible4%
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    “old rectory” (105 reviews)
    “inner sanctum” (103 reviews)
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    This is by far the most unusual, interesting, and magical hotel I have stayed in. The staff were excellent and very helpful. The suites are so unique, we stayed in the Guardroom and I would highly recommend it. It really takes you back in time....More

    Thank MC031985
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I was so excited to eat here, having heard so many good things about it. We had reservations for the secret garden, which was charming. Unfortunately the snobby staff and mediocre food took away from what could have been a magical experience. For the price,...More

    Thank Tami M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was recommended to us by a friend and I would like to recommend the world eat here! The tables were beautifully set with flowers and long white candles atop brass candle holders, the building with tons of character. You felt like you were walking...More

    Thank FranceJunkie40
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Me and my partner visited this restaurant for an evening meal on his birthday. Whilst we had a lovely evening we felt and the food was nice we didn't feel that it was good value for money. We do not mind paying more for good...More

    Thank SME_642
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    An early Xmas treat - beautiful food, fantastic service. Just absolutely perfect whether you are going for the pre theatre menu or a la carte. The pea and dill soup was amazing and the best starter I have ever had. I can still smell the...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$417 - US$720 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Old Town / Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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    Old Town
    Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
    labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
    this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
    visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
    that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
    place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
    the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
    Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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    Jemma M
    12 September 2017|
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    Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
    I would suggest smart casual as a minimum.
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    RoseAnna H
    13 April 2017|
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    Response from carmichael1302 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes and I believe that the lunch menu is available until 16:00
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    TheWuggles
    27 March 2017|
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    Response from Victoria J | Reviewed this property |
    All rooms have robes and slippers. They even come in 2 sizes.
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    Room Tips
    "The Guardroom was superb but I imagine each suite is unique and different"
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    "I would have preferred a table around the side of the garden restaurant than in the middle when you book."
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    "Most rooms will require you to navigate a staircase. All the rooms are stunning and worth it."
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    "Turret suite is incredible but be prepared to climb a spiral staircase--just like in the castles."
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