The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

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The Royal Mile | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
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The Witchery Restaurant with Rooms on The Royal Mile.

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Just down the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle you will be transported into a different era with gold guiding ceilings and oak panel walls. Retaining its 16th century history the building is situated at the gates of Edinburgh Castle producing an amazing atmosphere.

*Note amazing restaurant inside the hotel James Thomson's Witchery, noted through the city as being the best of the best.

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One-of-kind, indefinable places like The Witchery by the Castle, evolve. Simple as that.

From the untouched stone turreted staircase leading up to the rooms to the motto " O Lord in thee is all my traist, 1595" The Witchery by the Castle is in a category all of its own.

Ever wondered where distinguished Hollywood 'A' Listers hang out on their sojourns to Edinburgh? After a visit to the Inner Sanctum, I can see why Michael Douglas chose this suite to propose to Catherine Zeta Jones. It has all of the theatre and hallmarks of the Golden Era of film: from the dramatic four-poster bed to the raised dining area overlooking the The Royal Mile, the suite offers privacy, seclusion and an insight into the historical back story of this building, and what a story it has to tell!

The Witchery is built upon the site which once belonged to Mary De Guise, mother to Mary Queen of Scots and it was here that anyone who did not conform to the 'norms' of the time was branded a witch and burned at the stake. In fact, during the 16th and 17th Centuries under the reign of James IV, it is said that more women were put to their deaths in Scotland than any other time in history.

When you know the story, the place takes on a whole new meaning.

James Thomson bought the buildings in 1979 and over time, the suites have grown in number from one to eight. On arrival, guests are greeted in their rooms with a newspaper, bottle of mineral water, a breakfast hamper for two and a bottle of champagne.

Like a famous actress getting ready to walk the red carpet in a couture outfit, the furnishings in the room have been expertly curated and put together, ready for the big reveal.

At The Witchery by the Castle, theatre, drama, decadence and indulgence are always on the 'menu of the day'.

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