Welcome to The Dunstane Houses

A breath of fresh Orkney air in the heart of Edinburgh






Why book direct
  • Best rates – we’re never cheaper elsewhere
  • Free room upgrades for stays of 3 nights or more (Nov–Mar)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Reduced rates for local attractions

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Why book direct

  • Best rates – we’re never cheaper elsewhere
  • Free room upgrades for stays of 3 nights or more (Nov–Mar)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Reduced rates for local attractions

Travel back in time and step into the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, care of the Dunstane Houses and former-electrician-turned-full-time-Jacobite-warrior Andy the Highlander. Over the course of a two or three-night stay, Andy will share the secrets of some of the iconic castles and palaces of Mary’s life, breathing life into legend and treating you to an unforgettable tour of Scotland’s picaresque past.

The regal theme continues back at the Dunstane Houses, with luxurious perks and gourmet treats to ensure you get the full royal experience (minus the execution).

Day one

  • Check into one of Dunstane House’s unique rooms and suites
  • Enjoy a regally themed champagne afternoon tea in the Ba’ Bar

Day two

  • Start with a full Scottish breakfast, before Andy the Highlander arrives (in full regalia, naturally), to escort you on a day tour of some of the key sites of Mary’s reign, including Linlithgow Palace, Borthwick Castle and Holyrood Palace.
  • Return to a three-course Scottish dinner in Ba’ Bar, followed by a whisky tasting led by our resident expert.

Day three

  • Reunite with Andy after breakfast for a ferry trip to the Isle of Bute to see the Gothic grandeur of Mount Stuart House, with exclusive access to the execution book that chronicles the end of Mary’s life.
  • Lunch with Andy, and possibly a spot of sword-fighting to round off the adventure.

Two-night packages start at £480 a night, based on two people sharing a Luxury Wee Double; three nights from £590 a night.

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Terms & Conditions
The two-night package does not include day-three activities. A 50% deposit is required when booking. Subject to availability. Luxury King Rooms and Suites are also available.