Review: Glampotel Dundas Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Reviews : Accommodation

Name: Dundas Castle

Location: United Kingdom

Related: Edinburgh

Dundas Castle is a tranquil, unspoilt Estate only 15 minutes from Edinburgh International Airport and a short drive from Edinburgh City. In its grounds you will find a small selection of stunning, luxury glamping Canvas Cottages.

Glampotel Dundas Castle was featured in Elle magazine in June 2016 as one of the best glamping sites for the summer. It is a collaboration with owners, Sir Jack and Lady Lydia Stewart-Clark, bringing everything people love about camping without the downsides. Whether it is sleeping under the stars, alfresco dining or falling asleep to the sounds of nature; luxury glamping at Dundas Castle is the ultimate luxury escape.


Dundas Castle is situated near South Queensferry in Scotland, approximately half an hour by car west of the centre of Edinburgh and just south of the Forth Road Bridge.


Each luxury glamping Canvas Cottage is situated in peaceful surroundings in its own secluded wooded knoll with breathtaking views of the Castle’s Loch. What better way to awaken in the morning than to the sounds of the birds and rustling of the trees. As the dawn moves into morning, sit in your king size bed, looking out directly over the Castle’s Loch and watch the ducks, swans and herons. Then enjoy breakfast, delivered by the Castle staff on your own private dining deck.

The tents offer real wood floors and proper king size beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets. Extra thoughtful touches include hot water bottles, handmade wooden furniture, en-suite toilets and shower rooms with instant hot water. Finishing the luxury touches are fluffy towels and plenty of free biodegradable toiletries for you to use, including soap, shampoo, body wash and conditioner.

There is a wood burning stove for colder nights, a full-length mirror, clothes hanger and extra blankets. A combination safe ensures you can also store your valuables plus there is free parking just a few steps from your Canvas Cottage for one car.

The Canvas Cottages sleep up to 5 people; 2 adults in a king size bed, 2 children on camp beds, and one extra child on an inflatable bed. All bedding is included in the price.

Food & Drink

A kitchenette contains everything you need to prepare and eat a delicious outdoor meal, including pots and pans, utensils, glasses, crockery and cutlery for the whole family, and of course a kettle for making a fresh cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.

Tea, coffee, fresh milk, and bottled water are all provided on arrival, along with a cooler to keep your food and drinks nicely chilled.

You can order a breakfast hamper, delivered to your tent in the morning and you can sit out on your own private wooden deck in the evening and enjoy a BBQ or an al-fresco bottle of wine or a dram under the stars.

A large parasol covering the deck ensures that you can use all the facilities, regardless of the weather. On colder nights you can snuggle in throw blankets under the solar lamps and a deliciously warm patio heater, to fully enjoy the outdoor life as late as you wish.

There is 3G/4G on all networks accessible throughout the Glampotel property and there are sufficient USB outlets to charge your electronic devices; but why not switch off those devices, just for the night, and enjoy the great outdoors?

Connect with nature on your deck or by exploring the castle grounds, visit Edinburgh City Centre, enjoy one of the many festivals in the city, then escape to tranquillity for the evening and drink and under the stars until your body and soul is full. Glampotel Dundas Castle is an unforgettable luxury experience.

Glampotel Dundas Castle

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