Dundas Castle

Ten tips to begin wedding planning

We've been feeling the love this week in the office having chatted to lots of newly engaged couples in a post valentine bliss! This initial stage is full of exciting 'firsts', getting to tell friends and family your big news and dipping your toes into...

The 12 Days of Christmas – Behind the Scenes

Hopefully by now you will have seen our Dundas take on the 12 Days of Christmas. We wanted to give you a peek at how the video came together. The day started bright and early at 7.15am with Rachel, our marketing assistant, and Luke and Simon...

A Special Invitation…

    At the start of October, Dundas Castle hosted a fundraiser for Queensferry Care. Queensferry Care do a lot of work in and around not just Queensferry, but also Dalmeny, Kirkliston, Ratho and Newbridge. The charity provides quality support services to older people and carers...

edible plant pots
Edible flower pots; not a challenge for our chefs!
edible plant pot What better way to get a taste of the start of spring…   At the start of every year we like to pop out to our clients with a wee gift to say thank you for their continued support.  As self-confessed 'foodies', we work with our exclusive catering partner ‘Prestige Venues and Events’ to create edible treats relating to a particular theme.  This year we heralded the start of spring by creating an edible plant pot!
morning on the loch
Dundas Castle to play host to future sporting disciplines
Dundas Loch for swwimmingHere at Dundas Castle we have always been proud supporters of health and wellbeing in society. One such example of our support was announced this morning.  In light of the major sporting events taking place in Scotland this summer, Dundas was asked to play host to future sporting disciplines right here on the estate.  These are to include judo, synchronised swimming and dressage.
Courtyard area
Dundas Castle. Memories from the 1970s
Courtyard Cottage area pre-refurbishment‘Dundas Castle’ has seen some spectacular events since the Auld Keep was built in 1416. When a new member of the team joins us, Sir Jack takes them on a history tour of the Auld Keep and Castle.  It is from this tour that we each learn about some of the major events in the Castle’s past and also some stories from Sir Jack’s family who have owned the Estate since 1899. Before Sir Jack took over the Estate upon the death of his mother in 1997, the Castle was divided and let out as apartments.  We had the absolute pleasure of being contacted by Nigel Hilton, who stayed here in what is now the Courtyard Cottage bedroom area of the Castle as a young man from 1976-1979.
Winter weddings at Dundas Castle
10 reasons to marry in December
No matter who you tell that you’re considering December for your big day, you’ll be greeted with excitement.  Everyone has their own idea of what a December wedding means – whether it’s a snowy setting, photos beside the Christmas tree or enjoying the open log fires, regardless of what the actual weather will be, everyone has a picture of warmth when they think about a winter wedding.