The Witchery by the Castle: A Hauntingly Luxurious Stay in Edinburgh

A Haunting Experience My Stay in a Centuries-Old Edinburgh Hotel, Steeped in Dark Legend and Witch Hunt History

I stayed in a historic hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, where witches were once burned at the stake.

Two girls standing on a cobblestone street in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh’s old town is steeped in history, but did you know it’s also a haven for the supernatural? Imagine checking into a hotel where the spooky spirits are just as luxurious as the accommodations! Well, my brave fashionistas, let me introduce you to The Witchery by the Castle, a hotel rumored to be haunted by the fashion-forward apparitions of the past.

Now, don’t fret about the ghouls and ghosts, because this is a five-star haunt. It’s not your ordinary run-of-the-mill paranormal experience. No, my darlings, this is a place where luxury meets the supernatural. Just be ready to pay around £595 (or $720) per night for the pleasure of a spine-chilling stay.

An exterior view of the Witchery by the Castle hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Witchery gets its name from the witch trials that took place on the very same street in the 16th and 17th centuries. Talk about fashion-forward witches, darlings! Burning at the stake was definitely their version of a “hot” trend. And these days, some lucky visitors claim to encounter otherworldly inhabitants, adding an extra dimension to their stay.

Now, let’s talk about the hotel itself. This place is dripping with history and opulence. It was originally built in 1595 as a residence for a wealthy merchant, but in 1979 it transformed into the extravagant haunt it is today. We’re talking tapestries, intricate artwork, and an atmosphere so gothic it would make Dracula blush.

An aerial view of the restaurant at Witchery by the Castle Edinburgh.

Sure, there’s no spa or swimming pool, but who needs those amenities when you have restaurants bathed in candlelight? Yes, my bewitching fashionistas, the ambiance alone will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a romance novel. And if you fancy exploring the city, the hotel is conveniently located near the legendary Edinburgh Castle. Prepare to be enchanted!

A dark red interior living room with red accent furniture and trunk coffee table.

Now, let’s delve into the eerie elegance of the rooms. Prepare to be transported to a bygone era as you step foot into your own private domain. The Turret Suite, for example, will make you feel like the protagonist of a period TV drama. With its canopy bed layered in luxurious fabrics and fringes, you’ll be ready for a hauntingly glamorous sleep.

And the bathroom? Oh, my dears, it’s a haven of gothic grandeur. Just picture soaking in an exquisite silver bathtub big enough for two, surrounded by floor-length curtains that exude richness. And let’s not forget the stunning twin sinks adorned with gilded mirrors straight out of Versailles. This is a bathroom fit for a fashion queen!

A fringe hem four poster bed in a red fabric with tapestry covering the walls

As I bid farewell to The Witchery by the Castle, I must say that one night was enough to satisfy my lust for the spooky and the extravagant. But for those brave souls seeking a truly unique Scottish experience, especially during Halloween, I wholeheartedly recommend indulging in this haunted haven.

Remember, my darlings, fashion knows no bounds, not even in the world of the afterlife. So why not embrace the supernatural in style? Just be prepared for a night you’ll never forget—whether it’s due to the stylish spirits or the goosebumps crawling up your fashionable spine.

And now, my fellow fashion lovers, I’m dying to know: would you dare to stay at The Witchery by the Castle, or would the thought of fashionable phantoms send you running for the hills? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 💀👻🖤