Melville Castle, Midlothian, Location, Hotel, Architect, Date, Scottish Architecture

Melville Castle, Dalkeith, Midlothian

Historic Dalkeith Building, Lothian, south east Scotland – part design by James Playfair

Melville Castle Dalkeith

Address: Melville Gate, Gilmerton Road, nr Dalkeith, Midlothian

Melville Castle is a luxury Hotel as well as being a large Scottish Castle. The castle sits on the bank of the North Esk and dates from 1786.

Address: Gilmerton Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH18 1AP

Melville Castle was built on the site of the old medieval castle for the first Viscount Melville. The Entrance Hall was designed by James Playfair.

A key Midlothian building not too far to the west is Rosslyn Chapel.

Contact +44 (0)131 654 0088 reception@melvillecastle.com




James Playfair died in 1793. He had been an architect based in London. James’s eldest son, William Henry Playfair, was adopted at the age of six. William also become an renowned architect.

William Playfair – some Edinburgh Works:
Edinburgh New Town Phase 3 Development: Blenheim Place, Brunswick Street, Brunton
Royal Scottish Academy formerly The Royal Institution, 1822-26, enlarged & altered 1832-5
Calton Hill, City Observatory, 1818

Edinburgh Walking Tours




Website: Dalkeith, Midlothian

Historic Buildings in the Lothians

Lennoxlove House
Lennoxlove House
photo © Adrian Welch

Craigmillar Castle

Crichton Castle
Crichton Castle
photo © AW

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