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Kensington, Maryland
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

The reason we chose Fascide castle was because of the trip advisor reviews so read them - they are 'spot on' . Our experience was outstanding and unique. We had 3 sunny days which meant breathtaking views from everywhere from the roof to the grounds in morning and night. Susan and Ian could not have been more gracious and helpful....

1Thank Leslie J
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I was brought up in nearby Inveresk and used to play in the ruins of the castle as a young boy in the fifties. So I was surprised to find it had been restored and rebuilt and of course had to add it to my bucket list as somewhere to visit. Even better when I found they took paying guests!...

3Thank Alan M
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We were only able to get away for a few days after our wedding and so wanted to travel to somewhere not so distant but remarkable and memorable. This place fit the bill perfectly! We were greeted warmly by the owners who showed us to the BB suite. We were given a little tour and the owners talked with passion...

2Thank Laura S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Words cannot express the beauty and historic preservation of this castle. The Tower reservation was not only receiving private access to wonderful room but three levels to enjoy! You have your bedroom chambers- a sitting room with a delightful wood burning fireplace and a looking tower. I must admit I was brought to tears as we relaxed by the fire...

2Thank Stella-Tiffany C
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

My husband booked a 2 night stay for my 40th birthday and well what can I say....A wonderful place!! A birthday to remember for all the right reasons!! The Tower was truly magnificent and such a romantic place from the log burner in The Great Hall to the massive bed!! Sue and Ian were the most gracious hosts from our...

1Thank marydoll75
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2015

What a delightful place. We stayed in the Tower House for Two Nights and felt like a Lord & Lady. A Great Treat for my Wife's 60th Birthday. One of my ongoing interests has always been reading about and visiting castles and now I've been able to stay in a real castle that's even in my Plantagenant Somerset Fry -...

2Thank BigVigs
Denton, Texas, United States
Reviewed 26 December 2014

My wife and I made this our last stop on our tour of the UK. We were not disappointed. What a wonderful place. It was the culmination of our tour. The Brash family made us feel welcomed and we so appreciate them sharing their home with us. We had 2 floors plus the roof to ourselves and it was a...

2Thank Larry W
Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My wife and I booked this castle for our son and his new bride after their wedding in Musselburgh and we have nothing but praise for the Brash family. This B&B is not about money it's about one family wanting people to share a wonderful piece of history that was almost lost. Right from the start they welcomed us as...

1Thank hendo1903
San Jose, California
Reviewed 21 May 2014

My husband and I recently stayed in the Tower at Faside Estate. What an amazing experience all around! The castle itself is quite enchanting, with a long and rich history. Thank goodness it was saved and renovated for people of this age to enjoy! Staying in the Tower, we essentially had two floors and the roof (complete with turrets) for...

Thank Molly O
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2014

An excellent experience from start to finish. From the initial email, which arrived just after booking, through to the farewells as we departed, the owners struck just the right note. We stayed just one night, but this would make a fantastic base for several days near Edinburgh. As the only guests -- there is just the one guest suite of...

2Thank Rachel D

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
...At the top of the 14th century old tower within Faside Castle lies our B & B accommodation, ideal for a romantic get-away and breaks to Edinburgh. The steep spiral staircase leads up past a glass walkway over the old dungeon and up to to a roof top walkway with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth. Why not enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the roof walk on a nice sunny morning? The barrel vaulted bedroom has an en suite bathroom with stand-alone slipper bath. The bed is an enormous 7 foot wide Emperor bed and their is a TV with DVD player in the Great Hall. A microwave, mini-fridge, kettle and toaster are provided within the bedroom suite.Guests staying in the Tower Vaults also have exclusive use of the finest room in the castle, the Great Hall. This magnificent old room has an original stone built fireplace with a log-burning stove, perfect for winter evenings. Beside the window there are stone window seats built into the thick castle walls. In the corner of the room are what remains of the now inaccessible old staircase.Up on the ceiling are some of the original corbels from when the castle was destroyed by fire after the Battle of Pinkie. Behind the tartan curtain is an original stone toilet called the "Laird's Lug" where the Lairds could listen to their prisoners down in the dungeon. In 2010 we commissioned an artist to paint the ceiling and a photo of this can be seen in the photo section.A continental breakfast is provided for guests to enjoy in the bedroom suite at their leisure and tea and coffee facilities are provided in the suite. From the battlements you can see the Forth Rail Bridge, Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh and the coast of Fife. The Tower sits within two and a half acres of garden including an orchard and sitting areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Faside Estate B&B

Address: Faside Castle, Tranent EH33 2LE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > East Lothian > Tranent
Price Range: €165 - €199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Faside Estate B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 1
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“The only room!”
LauraS597, 16 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Book the Tower for the History and the Views”
  • The View from behind the Yett
BigVigs, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The Tower is amazing!!”
  • View from rooftop
  • Countryside from rooftop
  • Staircase to room
  • Lovely large bed
mollyo257, 21 May 2014 | Read review
“Only stayed in the tower, but I'd highly recommend it.”
95erikw, 10 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Consider your physical fitness to negotiate the spiral staircase. Consider a backpack rather than taking a large suitcase up the staircase.”
  • Dining area
John_Kaye17, 26 Oct 2013 | Read review
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