The Mercure Barony Castle Hotel by Peebles is set in 25 idyllic acres of gardens and mature woodland. The Barony Castle offers magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and is the perfect base to launch your quest for fun in the local area. This Castle Hotel is located just 35 minutes (17 miles) south of Edinburgh on the edge of the Scottish Borders.
The welcoming bedrooms at this 3 star hotel in the Scottish Borders offer all home comforts. As the Barony hotel is a castle, every room is unique and have differing views of the hotels gardens, woodland and glen. Retire blissfully to bed, where you could spoil yourself by upgrading to a Privilege Room or Junior Suite.
Refresh your body and mind with some pure Scottish air and a walk in the gardens; relax with a sauna or a dip in the pool before enjoying a drink at the bar and sampling a local dish in the Blue Dug Restaurant.
The Mercure Barony Castle Hotel by Peebles offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
- Satellite (Public Spaces)
Unless specified otherwise, prices are quoted per adult per night.
Childrens reductions are available, for more details see our terms and conditions.
Single Room Supplement £16.00
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The Peebles Barony Castle Hotel offers 78 en suite bedrooms each room unique in size and shape with different views of the surrounding garden and woods.
Classic en-suite rooms feature 1 double bed, complimentary WiFi, and various views of the grounds. Some of the Classic rooms also feature a Single Bed in them.
Privilege Room (Superior Room) have a Double bed and all the great amenities that you’d find in the Classic Rooms plus the addition of a Nespresso coffee machine and Mini fridge.
Junior Suite (Suite) includes the same facilities as the Privilege Room as well bathrobe and slippers and Desk. Each room has a feature bathroom and seating area.
Family Rooms - Are no longer bookable online, please call Classic Britain to check rates and availability for Family Rooms 01357 529 129
The Barony Castle Hotel has a lift to most rooms 2 purpose designed rooms for wheelchair users.
The Barony Castle hotels leisure facilities are the perfect way to relax after a busy day visiting the area. The newly refurbished leisure spa includes a 10-metre pool with whirlpool bath, thermal experience showers, sauna, and heated lounger’s and swan necks.
Enjoy a specialised ESPA Beauty Treatment from the experienced therapists during your stay at this beautiful castle hotel in Scotland.
For the more energetic a state-of-the-art gym equipped with the Technogym™ cardio vascular and strength machines and free weights area is also available to hotel guests, members and all spa guests.
The Blue Dug Restaurant at the Barony Castle Hotel has a team of chef’s to create a delicious selection of dishes to enjoy using only local produce where available.
Breakfast 07.00 – 10.00 Weekdays 07.00 – 11.00 Weekends
Lunch 12.00 - 17.00 7 Days
Dinner 18.00 – 21.30 7 Days
Relax in the Bar and Lounge with an aperitif or a dram from the extensive range of malt whiskies whilst perhaps trying the tasty Bar Menu.
Sample Menu for the Blue Dug Restaurant
Mozzarella Salad (v) with avocado, rocket, basil & mango £5.00
Breast of Wood Pigeon seared with beetroot & morel mushrooms £6.00
Traditional Prawn Cocktail need we say more? £7.00
Chilli Nachos with sour cream, salsa, jalapenos & cheese £6.00
Haggis Cakes with tomato chutney and a whisky teaser £5.00
Oak Smoked Salmon brown bread, capers & lemon £6.00
Field Mushrooms on Toasted Brioche with garlic, parmesan & parsley £5.00
Confit Duck Leg with braised puy lentils £6.00
Giant Ravioli homemade pasta pillow filled with spinach & ricotta cheese £5.00
Soup of the Day freshly baked bread & butter £4.00
Baked Brie mixed leaves & parma ham £6.00
Bread Selection all baked in house served with dipping oils £3.00
PASTA, NOODLES & SALADS
Warm Goats Cheese & Beetroot with walnuts & red peppers £8.00
Rare Beef Salad fresh crisp leaves & grain mustard dressing £10.00
Seafood Linguine a selection of seafood in a garlic cream £12.00
Stir-fried Thai Noodles with crispy tempura vegetables & dipping sauces
Chicken Carbonara classic chicken, garlic & mushroom £9.00
Classic Caesar Salad cos lettuce, croutons, caesar dressing & parmesan
with chicken £8.00
Blue Cheese & Bacon Salad with apple, cashews & grapes £8.00
Cheese Tortellini bound in a tomato & olive sauce £8.00
Bang Bang Chicken wok tossed, lightly battered chicken with stir-fried vegetables and phuck phuck sauce served on mixed leaves £12.00
Traditional Fish & Chips mushy peas & tartare sauce £10.00
Baked Salmon Fillet creamy mash & a caper salsa £13.00
Smoked Haddock Mornay with mash and a thick cheese sauce £10.00
Hand Battered Crayfish Tails with chips and a warm chilli & smoked paprika dip
Seared fillet of Sea Bass with garlic crushed potatoes & steamed greens £12.00
FROM THE BUTCHERS BLOCK
Gigot of Borders Lamb with a creamy herb mash £14.00
10oz Sirloin Steak £23.00
10oz Rib Eye £24.00
8oz Fillet £26.00
14oz T-Bone £33.00
10oz Gammon Steak £12.00
Choose a sauce or butter to accompany your steak Sauces: Bearnaise |peppercorn |onion & red wine jus. Butters: Garlic | Chilli. £2 per portion
Mixed Grill butterflied chicken, lamb cutlet, rump steak, pork sausage, and chips, a sauce of your choice all served with grilled tomato and mushroom £23.00
Blue- shown the grill, seared on the outside barely warm on the inside
Rare warming up - juicy, bright red centre - seared outside
Medium Rare Hot centre - juicy pink Medium Still juicy - hint of pink
Medium Well - Colour not so attractive hints of grey, still juicy
Well Done! Thoroughly cooked - grey brown - no juices to speak of
FROM THE GRILL
Blue Dug Burger hand made steak burger topped with bacon & cheese £10.00
Spanish Chicken Burger butterflied chicken breast topped with chorizo & chilli cheese £10.00
Veggie Burger chargrilled aubergines, goats cheese & sun blushed tomatoes
The Highlander 6oz venison burger topped with haggis and mull of Kintyre cheese £12.00
Green Beans with Sesame
Hand cut Chips
Creamed Mash Noodles
Veg Mixed Salad
The 25 acres surrounding the Barony Castle hotel reveals a secret at every turn. The Limes Avenue laid out in the 1620’s was the original impressive entrance to the house and remained such until the 1950’s.
The Ewe Tree Walk leads to the Altar which was built on the site of a 19th century summerhouse, which in turn occupied one of the sites used for private worship by the Murray family during the 17th century.
The last remaining Summerhouse is now a popular wedding backdrop and has also been used as a Hindu temple and a chapel. The Ice House was built for George Murray the 6th Lord Elibank and could hold 11,500 litres of ice collected from the Mill Pond and surrounding streams during the winter months.
These and many other features along with the history of the castle and surrounding area can be found in documents held at the hotel.
- Horse Riding (Arrangeable)
- Quad Biking (Arrangeable)
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Directions to Mercure Barony Castle Hotel in Eddleston by Peebles
From the North, depart A720 Edinburgh City bypass at the Lothianburn junction and follow signs to Peebles on the A703. On reaching Eddleston Village take 1st right at the Horseshoe Inn (signposted Lyne via Meldons). Follow this road for approximately 200 metres. The entrance to Mercure Barony Castle is on your right.
From the South West, follow the M74 and exit at Moffat and follow the A701 to Edinburgh. Take the first junction you see (40 miles) signposted for Peebles and follow this road until reaching Peebles. As above from Peebles.
From the South East, Follow the A1 north to Newcastle Then follow the A696 signposted for Newcastle Airport. Turn onto A68 signposted for Jedburgh. From Jedburgh follow A68 to Galashiels then A72 to Peebles. please see directions above.
By Train: The nearest main line station is Edinburgh Waverley. Taxi to Eddleston is a 45 minute journey.
Guests staying on a Dinner inclusive rate/package receive an allowance of £23 per person per night towards evening meal from the restaurant menu (food only) Unless otherwise stated.
Feature Four Poster rooms and executive suites are available. Please contact Classic prior to making you’re booking as they only have two and a supplement is payable.
Hotel may charge extra for paying with a Credit Card. Please keep this in mind when settling the bill with the hotel.