A luxuriously romantic royal suite in a medieval castle on the unspoilt Scottish Borders, with the River Tweed rushing gently below.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Bursting with historic tales, Neidpath Castle dates back many centuries, and its rugged stone walls remain as soothingly unchanged as the majestic, rolling views of the Scottish Borders beyond.  

The beautifully preserved castle can boast an array of distinguished visitors over hundreds of years, the most celebrated being Mary, Queen of Scots herself, who stayed there in August 1563.   

A stay at the Neidpath Castle therefore means walking in royal footsteps, as you take in views of the River Tweed from the battlements, observe the stunning archways and intricate carvings, and explore the extensive, wildlife-steeped grounds.  

And if that wasn’t enough, you and your loved one will rest your heads in Queen Mary’s Chamber, an exclusive, pet-friendly suite that blends historic elements with sumptuous 21st century luxury.

Surrounded by exposed walls, vintage furniture, and mesmerising historic artefacts, you can relax on squishy sofas, light the log fire, and unwind just as Queen Mary did, after her exhausting tour of south-west Scotland.  

Thoughtful treats include natural skincare products and fine, locally crafted chocolates to savour. There is also a wealth of modern comforts to help you enjoy your stay to the fullest, including a coffee machine, a fridge, and plenty of piping hot water…

…so why not open a bottle of wine, and fill the deep rolltop bath with indulgent bubbles? An antique four-poster bed will be waiting for you when it’s finally time to turn in.

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At a glance

  • An exclusive and romantic stay in a medieval castle on the Scottish Borders, in its only bedroom suite, Queen Mary’s Chamber.
  • The pet-friendly suite features a living area with an open fire, a kitchenette, a bedroom with an antique four-poster bed, and a sumptuous bathroom with a rolltop bath.
  • A continental breakfast is provided as part of your stay, and an evening meal prepared from local ingredients can be arranged by request.
  • Explore the castle and its grounds at your own leisure, or follow the River Tweed into nearby Peebles (10 minutes’ walk) for shopping and fresh-air activities.


  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly


Exclusive suite in a medieval castle, sleeps 2 guests.  Lounge area with open log fire, seating, complimentary castle guidebook.  Kitchenette with fridge, coffee machine and kettle, local chocolates on arrival.  Bedroom with antique four-poster bed, bathroom with WC, sink, and rolltop bath, local skincare products provided.  A continental breakfast is provided, evening meal by prior arrangement.  Explore the castle and the grounds at your private leisure.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, historic sites, fishing, golf, shopping, horse riding, cafés, restaurants.

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While Queen Mary would have dined in the Great Hall, you can opt for a tempting spread in the elegant, private drawing room beside your chamber. With a mouth-watering menu crafted from local game and freshly foraged ingredients, you’re sure to feel royally satisfied.

And in the morning, there will be a freshly laid table with a delicious continental breakfast of smoked salmon, granola, fresh bread, yogurt and fruit. It’s the ideal way to set yourselves up for exploring the local area!

Stroll along the River Tweed into the picture-perfect heart of Peebles, where you can browse independent shops, stop for coffee and cake, enjoy a round of golf, or partake in some fresh air adventure, including horse riding and mountain biking.

If you’re in the mood for city bustle, you can reach Edinburgh within a 45-minute drive. Whatever you choose to fill your day with, we’re willing to bet you’ll want to keep the unique beauty and serenity of Neidpath Castle in your hearts for a long time to come.

Things to note

Check in from 4pm – 6pm. Check out by 10am. The suite is not suitable for children. Please note that the chamber is on the second floor of the castle, with no lift access.

Where you'll be staying

Peebles, Scottish Borders

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