Prestonfield was built by Kings architect Sir William Bruce in 1687 on his completion of the Palace of Holyroodhouse for Sir James Dick, Lord Provost of Edinburgh as his private residence. Prestonfield remained his family's private home until 1958 when it became a hotel. In 2003 it was purchased by Edinburgh restaurateur James Thomson who has spent two decades restoring it to its former glory adding his unique magic, drama and romance that you would expect from the creator of the Witchery to become one of Scotland's most sumptuous hotels.

Since 2006 Prestonfield has held the prestigious accolade 5 Red Star from AA Inspectors Choice Awards and since 2005 has held the 5 Gold Star accolade from Visit Scotland.

  • Nearest Transport
  • Edinburgh Airport - 9 miles
  • Nearest train station: Edinburgh Waverley
  • Buses N. 2, 14 and 33 run near to (5 minute walk) but not directly past Prestonfield
  • Nearest Attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle 5 minutes
  • Arthur Seat 2 minutes
  • St James Quarter 5 minutes
  • Edinburgh City Centre 5 minutes

5 Reasons to Stay

  1. Secluded location near the city centre
  2. 20 acres of private parkland and grounds.
  3. Opulent, unique and characterful rooms.
  4. 2 AA Rosette restaurant, Rhubarb.
  5. Edinburgh’s most sought-after private dining rooms.

About the Hotel

Set in 20 acres of verdant parkland, where peacocks and highland cows roam free, this boutique hotel is a welcome escape from the bustle of Edinburgh – but is still just a 5-minute taxi from the Royal Mile. Each of the 18 rooms and 5 suites is a celebration of opulence -- statement antique furniture, tactile fabrics and vibrant designs. Oh, and marvellous views.


Prestonfield has a collection of 18 luxurious bedrooms from Luxury, Classic and Estate bedrooms and 5 sumptuous suites, each are individually furnished in our trademark opulent style. Expect warm, rich colours, statement antiques, and tactile fabrics & linens.


Prestonfield’s destination restaurant Rhubarb has held AA 2 Rosettes since 2005. Sir Alexander Dick owner of Prestonfield, was renowned for introducing Rhubarb to Scotland back in 1746. Today, this historical connection is kept alive at Prestonfield, where the same Rhubarb continues to flourish in our grounds and is a staple ingredient in our culinary creations. It's this rich heritage that inspired the name of our esteemed restaurant Rhubarb.

Prestonfield has a collection of ravishing Private Dining rooms perfect for any occasion. Dine in spectacular and historic surroundings which have entertained Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Royalty from around the world since 1687. Enjoy our Salon Privee just for two, our rich and dramatic Stuart Room for up to fourteen guests, our stunning Italian Room for up to twenty-four guests or our Chinoiserie Garden Room with its own private terrace for up to fifty guests, there are few events or celebrations that would not be enhanced by the enchanting setting of these historic and characterful rooms.

Described as Edinburgh’s most lavish dining rooms, all are perfect for birthday, anniversary or graduation celebrations, weddings, formal dinners or private meetings. For larger events of up to 500 guests, The Stables offers the perfect setting.


Hotel Details

At a Glance
  • Check-in time: 3.00pm
  • Check-out time: 11.00am
  • Free parking for Residents and guests
  • Electric charging point
  • Dogs stay for free and are welcome in all bedrooms, suites, and public drawing rooms with the exception of Rhubarb
  • Luxury Bedrooms 
  • Classic Bedrooms 
  • Estate Bedrooms
  • The Lord Provost Suite 
  • The Winston Churchill Suite 
  • The Allan Ramsay Suite 
  • The Benjamin Franklin Suite
  • The Owners Suite 
In-room Services
  • Individually designed rooms
  • Dyson Hairdryers
  • Complimentary nibbles and treats
  • Luxurious toiletries
  • Antique furniture pieces
  • Contemporary finishes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour room service
  • Expansive views of our 20 acres of private gardens
  • Complimentary Full Scottish Breakfast
  • 2 AA Rosettes: Rhubarb Restaurant 


  • Lunch 12 noon to 4.45pm daily
  • Dinner 4.45pm to 10pm daily (last reservation)
  • Served Sunday – Thursday 12-6:45pm, Friday and Saturday 12-4pm.
  • Rhubarb Restaurant
  • Drawing Rooms
  • Rooms for Private Dining
  • Afternoon Tea is a luxurious tradition and can be served in one of our drawing rooms, our Gothic Tea House located in the heart of our gardens surrounded by Royal Pink Roses commemorating the late Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday and her visit to Prestonfield.
  • Prestonfield has a collection of private dining rooms and The Stables Ballroom which can seat up to 500 guests, the Stables is the perfect setting for large weddings, Gala Dinners and Award Ceremonies.
  • Guests can explore our 20 acres of private gardens and parklands
  • Guests can play croquet on the Lawn
  • Afternoon Tea can be served on the lawns, our stunning public drawing rooms or in the Gothic Tea House located in the heart of our gardens surrounded by Royal Pink Roses commemorating the late Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday and her visit to Prestonfield.
  • Recently installed Cocktail Bar located in the garden
  • Prestonfield have 14 active Beehives which produce honey that you will find on our breakfast menu
  • Prestonfield have 4 resident Highland Coos - Treacle, Brachan, Ella and Helga
  • Peacocks
  • Prestonfield has central Edinburgh's only helipad and landing fees complimentary to residents
  • Free ample parking
  • Nestled in the shadow of Arthur's seat, an ancient volcano which is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh which form most of Holyrood Park. Holyrood Park, also known as The King's Park, is a royal park in central Edinburgh.
  • Arthur's Seat is relatively easy to climb and is popular for hill walking and offers the best views of the city and beyond.

Priestfield Road
EH16 5UT

Tel: 0131 225 7800