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The Witchery by the Castle
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)|www.thewitchery.com|
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Unique is an over-used, often inaccurate description, but this wildly flamboyant restaurant with rooms, hunkered beneath Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile, is truly unlike anywhere else.
Created by Edinburgh restaurateur royalty, James Thomson, the nine theatrical suites, hidden in turrets, accessed by steep spiral staircases through a warren of medieval buildings.
Each takes decadence to a new level; think four-poster beds draped with opulent red and gold damasks, roll-up tubs for two, a smattering of antiques and gilt-framed oil paintings, and the odd suit of armour. Yet there are all the mod cons you’d want too – all suites are equipped with Amazon Echo systems, adjustable mood-enhancing lighting, Nespresso machines & fridges.
Breakfast can be taken, by candlelight, in the Witchery restaurant or delivered to your room in an indulgent hamper.
This is one for lovers and history lovers who want to step back in time.
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