QIs Barnbougle Castle open to the public?

No. Our Castle is not open to the public. It is available for exclusive hire events, meetings and weddings. Guests may only access Barnbougle when attending a private event.

QHow close to Edinburgh Airport are you?

We are a fifteen minute drive from Edinburgh International Airport and only seven miles from Edinburgh city centre. See directions and map...

QHow many can the castle cater for?

We have two large event spaces within the Castle, catering for 140 seated guests and 200 for a reception.

Groups of up to 450 people can be accommodated with the option of marquees in the garden and even larger groups can use the adjacent Castle park, which is edged by several hundred yards of sandy beach.

QIs there accommodation at the Castle?

No, this is an exclusive-use event venue only. We can help you with local and Edinburgh-based accommodation providers. Please enquire with your Events Manager.

QWho provides the catering?

Our exclusive catering partners have been chosen for their high level of expertise and individuality.

With seasonality and provenance a focus, our caterers showcase creativity, culinary flair and expertise with seasonal menus featuring world class quality ingredients sourced from recognised suppliers and artisan producers. See more...

QHow do I check availability and prices?

Please contact us at [email protected]. We will be delighted to check dates for your event and build a package specifically for you.

QWhere do we park?

Access to the Castle is via the Chapel Gate entrance of the private Dalmeny Estate. Car parking is in the designated area.

Guests can also be dropped off and collected from the Castle by coach. Please liaise with your Event Manager as gate access restricts larger coaches.

QCan you park at Barnbougle?

There is parking for coaches and vehicles related to booked events at Barnbougle. However, prior permission must be sought if the owner wishes to leave a vehicle overnight in the parking area.

QIs the Castle accessible?

The Castle is accessible from the main entrance via a ramp with a lift to all levels within. Wheelchair accessible WC facilities are available on the ground floor. The path of travel to access the Castle can be uneven due to gravel paths and mixed terrain and the private beach access includes narrow steps.

QMay I wear stiletto heels?

Yes - but we ask that you use heel protectors.
Outside, these will stop you from sinking into the lawn and protect your shoes from the gravel. Inside, they will protect the Castle's floors.