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15th-century Tower House, 2.5 miles from Edinburgh city centre.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedrooms, full of character with breath-taking views of Edinburgh.

Liberton Tower with its breathtaking panoramic views of Edinburgh is situated just 2.5 miles from the city centre. The Tower has been painstakingly restored to a high modern standard whilst still maintaining the historic, rustic feel of a 15th-century castle. It comprises two floors and a cellar.

The Tower is accessed from an outer wooden staircase which occupies the position of the original drawbridge. This leads directly into the Great Hall living/dining room area on the first floor which is furnished in a lavish style with wall hangings and oak furniture. A log fire and under-floor heating create an inviting atmosphere in this spectacular room, with oak beams, refectory table, tapestry wall hangings, rugs on the flagstone floor.

From this room, a descending stone staircase leads to the kitchen which has a vaulted ceiling with an original iron grail. A spacious bathroom (with bath and over-bath shower) is also found on the same level.

Another staircase from the Great Hall leads to the master bedroom with a king-sized four-poster bed.

The twin bedroom has two single beds and a small WC. There is a sink in the room too. From this bedroom a ladder provides access to the stone-parapet with splendid views of Edinburgh as well as Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags.

Please note: Each of the bedrooms are accessed by very steep staircases (one spiral).

More Details

Roderick Berg
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Roderick Berg

Liberton Tower is owned by Castles of Scotland Preservation Trust. The Trust was established to promote and encourage the protection and preservation of Scotland’s rich architectural heritage and to restore or conserve where possible. Although the Trust operates as a company, it is a charitable organisation registered in Scotland whose directors and secretary give freely of their time and expertise in the running of the Trust. Liberton Tower is the Trust’s first completed project. It has received great acclaim from many sources including the coveted Europa Nostra Award.

Roderick Berg purchased this castle in 1992

Why Roderick Berg chose Edinburgh

A unique experience with the City of Edinburgh being in arms-reach

What makes this castle unique

Built in the latter part of the fifteenth century, Liberton is an unique property, and has been hailed as 'the most perfect and unspoilt tower within the precincts of Edinburgh". Liberton contains many features typical of tower houses, including deep walls, slit windows and a listening hole called a 'lairds lug'. At Liberton this is a small hole in the wall between the hall and the North stair.

Liberton was built by the Dalmahoy family in the late fifteenth century and remained in their hands until 1587. A carved panel on the building shows their crest emblems of an arm and a sword. Later Liberton passed into the hands of the Littles, a merchant family and Lords Provost of Edinburgh, who found the tower too inconvenient and consequently abandoned it to erect Liberton House, a short distance away, in the early seventeenth century.

In 1992 the Castles of Scotland Preservation Trust (COSPT) took a 100 year lease of the building and proceeded carefully to conserve, repair and restore the building.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Edinburgh in City of Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , There is a toilet off the twin room,with sink in the bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , A cot can be provided in request
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Four-poster king-size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Friends and relations are very welcome to visit during your stay, but additional people are not permitted to stay overnight.


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15th-century Tower House, 2.5 miles from Edinburgh city centre.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful tower, wonderful location, everything you need is there

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Liberton Tower didn’t disappoint. We adore the historic building which has been tastefully renovated, once the door is locked and the fire is blazing there’s nothing like it. The welcome hamper is a wonderful touch and ensures you won’t go hungry for a day or two! Stunning panoramic views over the city and Arthur’s seat and a 10min walk to the bus stop straight to the city centre.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stite! Wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, loved the house and location. Peaceful but still close to downtown and walkable to areas nearby to the house. It was perfect and we would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liberton Tower experience

  • 5 of 5

Liberton Tower is so special, it's a fantastic experience that is something we will all never forget. We knew it was going to be a great time, the Scottish capital at Christmas time, but we really did underestimate staying at Liberton Tower, the environment, location with history all around. The welcome by the custodian provided us information that we kept recalling during our stay with a welcome pack that we a bonus! Thank you to all concerned at we are looking forward to our return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The tower was furnished just like a tudor building, it has wonderful views of Edinburgh. It felt a bit creepy, but we had a fantastic time, memories that we will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Experience we will never forget.

  • 5 of 5

We love Scotland and we were looking for something different to celebrate our 35th anniversary. Then we saw Liberton. It was perfect. The great hall and bedrooms were fabulous and the bottom floor is a modern, well appointed kitchen and bath. The 10 minute walk to the bus really works and there is great food in Liberton and Edinburgh. Mr Berg could not have been more accommodating and we supported the Scottish Trust to boot. What more can anyone ask then that?

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable Experience

  • 5 of 5

Liberton Tower was a vacation experience you do not want to miss! Every attention to detail was thought out for a fantastic way to experience Edinburgh to the fullest! It is easily accessible to the city by taxi or bus and every accommodation in the Tower was perfect! We have traveled to many different places in the world and this definitely ranks as one of the most unique & special places to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Waugh Tavern
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Braid Hills Golf Centre
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Edinburgh \Waverley
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
3.2 Miles
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Nearest Beach
5.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Liberton Tower situated on the southside of the city is the perfect base for exploring the beauties of Edinburgh.

Historic attractions include: Edinburgh Castle, Trinity House Maritime Museum, Linlithgow Palace, Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh Old Town, Forth Road Bridge, Scottish Parliament, The Discovery Dome, St Giles Cathedral, South Queensferry, The Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery. The Edinburgh Pass is a city sightseeing card providing entry to over 30 attractions and ideal for first time visitors to Edinburgh.

Other activities include: numerous art galleries in Edinburgh, golf at St. Andrews and Braid Hills Approach, walking on Blackford Hill, Arthur's Seat, the Pentland Hills and along the Water of Leith.

From Liberton it's easy to explore further afield to East Lothian, West Lothian, The Kingdom of Fife and the Scottish Borders.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer 2018
11 Jun 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer 2018
30 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas New Year 18-19
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter > 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

During the month of August (Edinburgh Festival) and the Christmas and New Year period we usually take full-week bookings only but please contact the owner to discuss. Strictly no smoking allowed in the property. Well behaved dogs and cats are welcome but subject to prior approval. A compliment of logs are supplied. Gas & Electricity are included. The property is not suitable for people with walking difficulties or toddlers and there are low doorways. There is a cot for a baby but guests must bring their own cot bedding. Rental rates subject to change but not after the payment of a deposit. Personal Belongings and baggage are at the Hirers risk at all times. No responsibility can be accepted for the loss of any car or its contents.
Cancellations - must be notified in writing to the owner. Once a confirmed booking has been made the person making the booking is responsible for the total cost. The deposit paid on the booking will be automatically forfeited if written notice of the cancellation is received by the owner fewer than 8 weeks before the start of the holiday date. The Hirer is responsible for the property and is expected to take reasonable care of it. All equipment, fixtures and fittings must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period. The owner reserves the right to reclaim any costs accrued should the property be left in an unsatisfactory condition. All breakages and damage must be notified immediately and are the Hirers responsibility. The right of entry to the property at all reasonable times is reserved by the owner with or without workmen to inspect or carry out any repairs that may be necessary provided prior notice has been given.
Check-in is from 4pm onwards and check-out by 10am unless otherwise agreed beforehand with the owner and the owner reserves the right to levy additional charges if the property is not vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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