Originally built in 1595, The Witchery by the Castle is situated in a historic building at the…
“A notable wine list and stunning whisky collection.” - AA Inspector
An oak-panelled, baroque 16th-century merchant’s house at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, The Witchery makes for a magnificent and atmospheric setting for a meal. Scottish-themed flower arrangements on tables add to the splendour, with the assured cooking showcasing traditional and contemporary dishes with native produce, especially seafood, at the fore.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 110
- Private dining available
- Steps for wheelchair: 5
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25–26 December
- Wines under £30: 14
- Wines over £30: 650
- Wines by the glass: 13
- Cuisine style: Traditional Scottish
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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