Barony Castle

Eddleston, Peebles

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4 out of 5 stars



  • Stay in Borders castle hotel
  • 25 acres of lush gardens
  • Spa facilities
  • Short drive from Glentress woodland trails

Now privately owned, Barony Castle Hotel was originally a 16th century tower house built by the Murrays of Blackbarony.

Located in the Borders, just seventeen miles south of Edinburgh and within easy reach of Glasgow, the hotel is very convenient for a relaxing break.

h3. Barony Castle Hotel

Sitting pretty in 25 acres of lush gardens, the grand exterior of Barony Castle Hotel still looks like a fairytale castle but the hotel has been considerably altered since then.

Not least in the introduction of all the modern comforts which you would expect to find in a 21st century hotel. There is free WiFi in all of the hotel’s 78 ensuite rooms along with satellite TV and a hot drinks tray.

h3. Spa facilities

Guests can enjoy full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities including the thermal spa.

Featuring a swimming pool, heated loungers, experience showers, swan necks, sauna and a spa bath, it’s the perfect place to melt away the stress of everyday life.

From body polishes to facials and massages, the hotel’s team of spa therapists also offers a relaxing range of spa treatments using top quality Priadara skincare products.

h3. Dining options

There are several dining options for guests at Barony Castle Hotel.

The kitchens at Barony Castle Hotel are run by Chef William Thomson, a man with a good track record of winning AA Rosettes for the restaurants he works in.

The menu in Thomson’s @ the Castle, is seasonal and makes the best use of local produce.

Typical starters might be the Thai style steamed mussels or the mozzarella cheese tossed in a salad of herbs, sun blushed tomatoes and rocket, all dressed with basil dressing.

Popular main courses include the grilled breast of corn fed chicken with black pudding, wilted baby spinach, sun dried tomato, crushed baby potatoes and lemon butter sauce or, for a real taste of the Borders, try the roasted saddle of deer, cooked pink and served with potato gratin, curly kale and pickled walnut jus.

The hotel’s Blue Dug Restaurant is a contemporary space which plays with the building’s past history thanks to little touches like the antler light fittings.

Serving dishes from around the world, the restaurant has been awarded a Healthy Living Award.

The menu changes regularly but typical dishes include starters such as the wood pigeon on a bed of beetroot and morel mushrooms; the confit duck leg and the traditional prawn cocktail.

Among the main courses, the steaks are always a hit as are the Blue Dug burger and the seared fillet of sea bass on garlic crushed potatoes and steamed greens.

The hotel’s Murray Lounge, a new addition to Barony Castle has three 58” flatscreen TVs – perfect for viewing multiple sporting events – and use of a PlayStation 4 and Xbox. Food and beverages are served from the Blue Dug Bar.

h3. Things to do

Mountain biking fans will know the fantastic Glentress woodland trails are a short drive away from Barony Castle Hotel .






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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 10 reviews on Kooble

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5 out of 5 stars




Not go back

1 out of 5 stars

Would advise customers to give it a wide berth. No apology for the long delay waiting in a crowded bar area with other unhappy customers.



Lovely weekend break

5 out of 5 stars

This is a good deal for the money spent but the hotel should seriously consider doing something about the bedroom floorboards.



2 night stay

5 out of 5 stars

Good value for money.




General Policies


Check in 3pm


Check out 11am

Special check-in instructions

Late check outs, subject to availability, are available at £15 per hour

Cancellation Policy

Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable once confirmed with the hotel.


Pet friendly rooms available. A supplement of £15.00 per dog per stay


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National Rating

4-star hotel