Historic Borthwick Castle, close to Edinburgh, offers an exciting range of actitivies, walks and itineraries for friends, families, wedding parties and corporate groups. Tel: +44(0)1875 820514
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With Edinburgh only 30 minutes away by car, exploring Scotland’s capital city is very easy for guests at Borthwick Castle.

Steeped in history and with a wealth of castles, mansions and historic landmarks to explore, the Scottish Borders are also very easy to reach from Borthwick.

Just over an hour’s drive westward, the city of Glasgow with its Victorian architecture, museums and a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene is waiting to be explored.

For the outdoors enthusiast there is an abundance of walks and cycling trails, both leisurely and challenging, to be found on your doorstep.  The Castle team can advise on a range of different trails and walks – and the equipment required.

For golfers both keen and beginners , East Lothian and Scotland’s Golf Coast provides access to countless links courses and parkland courses for all levels of players – and a chance to tee off at some of the world's most famous courses.

If a road trip gets you excited then take the opportunity for a leisurely drive through the undulating countryside with historic villages, gracious mansions, abbey trails and those enticing tearooms in which to sample some of the best Scottish bakes and cakes.

Should you prefer a more leisurely day, the Castle team will arrange for a chauffeur driven drive of your choice or perhaps you’d prefer to explore the Castle and all its secrets or curl up on those very comfortable sofas and enjoy a good read.


Discover Lothian's beautiful landscapes in the Pentland National Park, enjoy private hiking tours, a spot of fishing or test your nerves on some of Scotland mountain bike trails.


Visit the nearby picturesque Glenkinchie distillery and experience a real taste of Scotland. Explore the many different whiskys and their history at a private tasting in the Castle.


Not far from Borthwick Castle you will find Rosslyn Chapel, one of Scotland's most remarkable buildings with a history that has inspired many novelists and film makers. It is still used today as a place of worship.

Even closer is Crichton Castle which passed into the hands of the Earls of Bothwell in 1484. This is a stunningly Castle set in a beautiful countryside location.

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Borthwick Castle, North Middleton, EH23 4qY      Tel: +44(0)1875 820514
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