Faside Castle is strategically placed near the top of a steep hill, 474 feet above sea level. The castle is approximately eight miles east of Edinburgh, and two miles south east of Musselburgh. From the top of the tower it is possible to see as far as Dunbar, with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth with the hills of Fife behind. To the south are unspoilt views over the Lammermuir, Moorfoot and Pentland Hills and, at closer range the castle overlooks Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Musselburgh and Prestonpans.
The castle is surrounded by woodland and lies within the East Lothian Greenbelt. Arable land surrounds the remains of the barmkin wall, which once enclosed the castle and outbuildings. A horse breeding facility was established on the estate in 2007 and specialises in the breeding of both dressage and sports horses and aims to expand within the near future.
Within the grounds of the castle is a 17th Century barn that sits to the south of the castle. The barn was converted in 1996 into two houses which are both let as self catering holiday accommodation. More recently it has become possible to stay within the castle in our B & B accommodation.
The setting of our self catering holiday accommodation offers the perfect balance between being close to the buzz of Edinburgh yet have the advantage of a peaceful rural setting amidst rolling farmland. We have collected recommendation from guests and ourselves to help provide visitors with a guide of local beauty spots, beaches, golf course and other attractions.
All our holiday accommodation has been rated 4 star by Visit Scotland and we endeavor to provide guests with memorable experiences of Scotland. It is possible to calculate the cost of a stay by entering the date and duration into the Availability and Bookings section or by contacting us direct.