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.
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Within the grounds of the castle is a 17th Century barn that sits to the south of the castle and the barn was converted in 1996 into two houses, Woodside and Gateside. Some of our flock of rare breed sheep are kept near the castle, and we have a large flock of both black and white Wensleydales.
The setting of Faside Estate balances being close to the buzz of Edinburgh yet have the advantage of a peaceful rural setting amidst rolling farmland. You can keep up to date with goings on at Faside Estate via our blog, newsletter and on social media.
We have also put together an extensive collection of images of Faside Estate on our Pinterest Page and these include images of the castle in ruins.