Macdonald Houstoun House West Lothian

Uphall, Scotland

Executive room

West Lothian

West Lothian

A former 16th-century tower house turned refined country retreat near Edinburgh, with breakfast, three-course dinner, a welcome glass of prosecco and access to the leisure club

Macdonald Houstoun House offers an enchanting getaway to the Scottish countryside, just seven miles from Edinburgh's airport. Majestically set within 22 acres of tranquil woodlands, this 16th-century tower house was once visited by Mary Queen of Scots and has been lovingly restored into a unique hotel with excellent facilities.

Spend the day truly unwinding in the spa, as you effortlessly glide between the indoor swimming pool, the steam rooms and sauna. If light sport is your way to unwind, have an afternoon of leisure on the hotel's clay tennis court, picturesquely secluded in the walled gardens.

After an early evening stroll through the hotel's 22 acres of woodlands, you also have the onsite, double AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Enjoy a meal made from the best of Scotland's produce by this Michelin-awarded chef before a night cap in the cosy Vaulted Bar, atmospherically situated in the hotel's cellars.

Good to know

The hotel is a popular wedding venue and often hosts private functions on weekends.

Excellent for
Country UK and Ireland Scenery Food


  • Dining on two AA Rosette-awarded fare in the incredible restaurant
  • Relaxing in the spa's heated indoor swimming pool
  • Strolling through the 22 acres of surrounding woodland

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