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South Queensferry near Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Dundas Castle lies 8 miles out of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dundas Castle is a magnificent event venue built around the original Auld Keep, constructed in 1416. The main house is of more recent origin, being built in 1818. Dundas Castle can cater for events of up to 180 guests. Adjacent to the castle on the east lawn is a large pavilion
The castle can be rented out for private functions such as dinners, meetings, conferences, golf holidays, weddings, and receptions. It is hired out exclusively to one group at a time (it is a Five Star Exclusive Use venue). The Boathouse, a private cottage on the shores of a private loch, can also be rented.
In 1416, James Dundas was granted a license to build a keep from the Duke of Albany, who was Scotland's effective ruler at the time. Dundas Castle was built in the same year for the purpose of being a home during times of peace and a fortress in war. An extension to the castle was permitted in 1436, which is why the building is not square. Oliver Cromwell stayed at Dundas Castle, and a statue of him is situated just outside the Keep. In 1818, the 17th Century building was torn down and replaced by Henry Dundas. However, the reconstruction ended up costing so much that the castle and its estate had to be sold in 1846, and changed hands again in 1899. It has stayed in the Stewart-Clark family since then. The real restoration of the castle began in 1995, as the Keep had not been lived in for over 300 years. It is currently owned by, and home to, Sir Jack and Lady Lydia Stewart-Clark.
Dundas Castle has appeared in the background of the films The Little Vampire, Summer Solstice, and Book of Blood. It has also appeared in Arnold Clark advertisements.
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Blackness Castle, Falkirk
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Craigmillar Castle, Lothian
Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian
Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian
Edinburgh Castle, City of Edinburgh
Lauriston Castle, Lothian
Liberton Tower, Lothian
Lochleven Castle, Perth and Kinross
Lochore Castle, Fife
Merchiston Castle, Lothian
Newbattle Abbey, Midlothian
Ravenscraig Castle, Fife
Rosyth Castle, Fife
Tulliallan Castle, Fife
Tullibole Castle, Perth and Kinross