Carberry Tower boasts 32 luxury bedrooms and each suite and room has been tastefully designed with styles ranging from the traditional and classic to the chic and contemporary. Whichever one you choose you’ll be surrounded by indulgent luxury and hospitable comfort.

The Tower has been recently refurbished to provide guests with the very latest creature comforts, but great care has been taken to preserve the unique character of this historic Scottish baronial home.

Carberry is a wonderful location for conferences, corporate events and special occasions.

The first signs of settlement at Carberry are from Roman times. During the building process of the house Roman coins and pottery have been found. In 1100 King David granted the land known as Caerbairin to the monks from Dunfermline Abbey in recognition of their services to the Crown. The first lessee of the land in the 13th century was John de Crebarrie but the builders of Carberry Tower were the Johnston family who started the construction of the tower house in 1480 and is still part of the main building today. Over the next few centuries the various owners of Carberry altered and enlarged the tower to the baronial country seat that you see today.

In 1745 when the rebel Jacobite troops passed between Carberry and Musselburgh on the way to the battle of Prestonpans in September 1745.

Just to the top of the hill beyond the estate is Mary’s Mount. This is where after the battle of Pinkie in 1547, which at that time was part of the Carberry estate, Mary-Queen of Scots surrendered to the Confederate Lords and deferred her right to the thrown in favour of her son James to become King.

In 1910 Sir Sidney Herbert Elphinston married Lady Mary. Whilst Lady Mary Elphinston may not mean much her maiden name was Bowes-Lyon and her sister was of course Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The couple made great improvements to both the house and the estate, particularly the laying out of the formal gardens. They were keen gardeners and added an Italian style sunken garden to the sheltered South side of the house.

His father, Baron Sidney, was the Kings envoy to the court of Tsar Nicholas the Second in St Petersburg at the turn of the 19th century. Following the Russian Revolution the Tsars sister The Grand Duchess Xenia was one of the few survivors to be rescued and spent the last 40 years of her life in exile in the UK. She was a regular visitor to Carberry with the Queen Mother, along with her daughters the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.

Located just 20 minutes away from the Scottish capital and set within 35 acres of beautiful grounds, the location lends itself perfectly to a relaxing rural retreat as well as providing luxurious accommodation close to the vibrant city of Edinburgh.