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The Witchery by the Castle

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The Royal Mile | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
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Ranked #124 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our table wasn't ready upon arrival and had to wait and wasn't offered a drink! However the food was great but the mains took a while a while to come out and they had missed the crab of my husbands fish platter and we had to ask for it! Lovely atmosphere and he staff are great - would recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I will knock a star off just for the price. We knew it was expensive before we went. Its worth it for the ambiance, but we paid alot less for similar standard meals in Auld Reekie. Good for a splurge.

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Six of us ate here almost two weeks ago. The surroundings, we were in the secret garden, were lovely with a nice atmosphere. Unfortunately the food was merely average. Two of us had the £35 menu, the starter of mullet was fine, nothing special, we both had the poussin which was well cooked and tasty, but the pudding which was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A stay at The Witchery is something you should do in your lifetime. The style, elegance and quirkiness makes it unique It,s expensive but you only get what you pay for. The location of The Witchery is special. The staff are very helpful and professional, thanks to Roxy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this in advanced to avoid disappointment, we booked a table in the secret garden area downstairs. This is better than the restaurant upstairs which looked a bit too dark, the food was gorgeous along with the service from all the waiters & waitresses. We had oysters to share as a starter then I had steak tartare whilst my... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a night in Edinburgh and stayed at the unbelievable Witchery. If you like Hogwarts, blended with a Scottish Jacobean townhouse with a large splash of bordello, then you have the Witchery. Sublime romance, indulgence and rare quality. Magical for couples - I have no idea who else would wish to stay there. It has one purpose alone and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointment might have been increased by the fact that we had great expectations from friends recommendations. I booked a table for my mother's birthday at the end of May 2015, the atmosphere was alright, we were not in the nicest room but it seemed way too touristic. The service was very slow and the food not impressive at all and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for part of our honeymoon. What can I say, this place is exquisite. We were booked into the Old Rectory Suite, that looked out to the girth if forth. The suite is sublime and as for the bathroom, it stunning ! . The service was second to none, breakfast served in the suite is... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really? We stopped at lunch time perhaps that was a mistake. Asked for water and was only given a choice of sparkling or still, that was just under 5 pounds. Ordered a cup of tea, that was just under 5 pounds. Prices for real food were stratospheric so ordered soup, lobster bisque. Thin, virtually tasteless although they got the color... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend booked this for my birthday during our trip to Edinburgh and it was such a shame that we weren't overly impressed. The food was alright but nothing special, 3 scallops for £16!!!!! Obviously I did not know there would only be 3 :-( The basil ice cream was very good, But the overall experience was just OK and... More 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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