Fenton Tower has hosted many notable visitors in its distinguished history, including King James VI of Scotland himself. So it goes to follow that if you're seeking a holiday with a sense of regal luxury, a break at Fenton Tower will exceed all royal expectations.
This magnificent 16th century tower feels exquisitely remote, yet is perfectly situated near the coastal town of North Berwick, just 18 miles east of Edinburgh. You'll find you're in the ideal position to survey your new kingdom, with 360-degree panoramic views of rolling countryside, complete with a host of country activities to enjoy. In addition, with many of the world's most celebrated golf courses nearby, there is simply no better base to enjoy a sublime golfing experience.
Opened in 2002 following its stunning restoration, Fenton Tower provides true luxury, five-star accommodation for up to 13 guests. Arriving in style has never been easier, with the castle's very own private helicopter pad ready and waiting!
Alight from your carriage of choice and receive a traditionally warm Scottish welcome from the friendly castle team, on hand to ensure your stay is a happy and memorable one. Then explore your new surroundings - starting with the ground floor, which features a beautiful, vaulted dining room with a walnut table seating up to 34 guests Celebrate a special occasion with a royal banquet to remember, all served on fine china, or simply enjoy a hearty Scottish breakfast in the morning.
The first floor is home to the warmly welcoming Great Hall, filled with sumptuously soft furnishings and a magnificent fireplace, where logs will crackle cosily as you catch up with your loved ones over a wee dram. The library next door houses a private bar, along with a flat-screen TV...the perfect snug to curl up and relax in.
The second and third floors are where you'll discover your sleeping suites, each individually styled and furnished to be so regally comfortable that you may never wish to leave! The Ruthven Suite features views in all directions, with a writing table, a beautifully-dressed king-sized bed and an original Doulton of Paisley canopy bath.
The Carmichael Suite features an exceptionally comfortable, Italian-framed bed and elegant period chairs, along with a free-standing cast-iron bath and walk-in shower - perfect for those who really like to indulge in bathing!
The third-floor Erskine Suite features an antique French copper bath that's big enough to swim in, along with a large double bed and a luxurious dressing room, while the Stewart Suite houses a deluxe Swedish armoire and authentic French double basins.
The heavenly hideaway Garret Suite, found right at the top of the Tower on the fourth floor, is wonderfully appointed with its very own sitting area and outside access to the battlements...from which you can enjoy a glass of bubbles as you look across the rolling hills to Edinburgh. A former study provides further sleeping options for your castle clan, with stunningly soothing views down to the Laich.
By day, why not begin by exploring Fenton Tower's 20 acres of lush land? You'll find an array of country activities to choose from, including shooting, fishing and horse riding from the nearby stables. Slightly further afield, bird watchers will be in heaven at the Bass Rock Seabird Centre, while keen cyclists will adore the local terrain as they whirr along the roads.
Golfers will idolise the area for its close proximity to over 100 courses, including Gullane and Luffness - and with the celebrated Murfield and St. Andrews a mere few miles away, too! Get some practice in before you go, at the Tower itself.
You'll find the local attractions are as worthy of five stars as your accommodation, too, with the National Museums of Scotland - including the Museum of Flight at East Fortune - among the treasures on hand to captivate your imagination.
The saying "your home is your castle" couldn't be more apt when it comes to a break at Fenton Tower, so prepare your carriages for travel and get ready to experience a royal welcome!
Things to note
Prices are based on bed & breakfast; dinner may be pre-booked, Christmas and New Year rates are supplied on request basis only.
Tried and tested
"Having decided to tie the knot after 30 years together, we looked for somewhere to invite 32 guests to join us for dinner. We received such a prompt and welcoming response from The Manager, Alan. His patience and good humour throughout all the planning made everything seem possible. The tower is stunning. Brilliantly appointed, yet steeped in history. The staff are delightful and the food out of this world. We couldn't have asked for more. We used the Great Hall for an informal ceremony, followed by champagne & canapes before heading down to the vaulted dining room for a fantastic feast. After a short interlude the room was turned around and accommodated a lively ceilidh and evening buffet. Breakfast was also hearty and welcome. It was a bit daunting having the keys to the castle at first, but it's amazing how quickly one can get used to it! It is close to North Berwick which is packed with lovely shops, and restaurants and has beautiful beaches and golf courses to enjoy."
Monica & Alison
"If you are looking for something private, special & amazing this is the place. Meticulously restored 16th century tower with only 6 rooms. One of the owners, John, spent time sharing the details of bringing this treasure back to a beautiful property. Anyone with discerning taste in design will appreciate their attention to detail and the gorgeous antiques and art that fill each room."
"I took my children to Fenton in June and stayed for about 10 days - I cannot imagine a better holiday! We enjoyed our meals at the Tower, our dinners were the most amazing experiences, the caterers outdid themselves and made it so that our dinners in were far more amazing than our dinners out! The atmosphere is wonderful, relaxing and invigorating all at once. There aren't enough accolades for the staff, however, Alan, Avril, Claire, Tony, the entire team honestly are just top notch - so welcoming, helpful, hospitable, professional and friendly. The walks on the grounds, the over the top service, their ability to provide the feeling that this was our home for our time there is not something easily accomplished and they had us calling it home. Alan planned all of our outings, excursions, train travel, he was a shopping guide, taught me to drive in a foreign land and was just a man of so many talents and great kindness. I'm so grateful for the experience, the connections we made and the wonderful memories that we can cherish for years to come until we go again!"
Region: North Berwick, East Lothian
Cost (from): £1700 per night
Minimum stay: 1 night (Jan-March)
Property ref: 402
Suites sleep 2 per room and up to 13 in total, range of double, king and twin bedrooms, bedding & towels provided, private ensuite bathrooms, complimentary drinks tray, luxury toiletries, bath robes, hairdryer, satellite TV, DVD player, WiFi, direct dial telephone.
Golf, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, horse riding, bird watching, horse racing, walking, cycling, tennis, squash, boat trips, beaches, coastal walks, geology trails, museums.
At a glance
- Luxury castle-style accommodation for up to 13 guests, situated near North Berwick, East Lothian.
- Easily accessible by road, rail and air. The Tower also features its own helicopter landing pad.
- Local activities include golf, fishing and horseriding, with plenty of celebrated attractions close by.