Kensington Edinburgh Scotland
Castle - Kensington
Fenton Tower can sleep a total of 13 guests in 7 rooms, with a further 2 rooms sleeping up to 4 in the adjoining lodge. All bedrooms are individually styled, adding to that “home-from-home” feel that Fenton just oozes.
The Great Hall (above), Library and Grand Dining Room
Fenton’s Great Hall is perfect for anything from cosy family nights in, to grand clan meetings. The large roaring fireplace and plush sofas create an enchanting contrast to the towering ceilings and suits of armour. The adjoining library offers a secluded, quiet spot for relaxing with a book or a game of chess.
Alongside the tower is Fenton Lodge. A recent addition, this lodge can sleep a further four guests to the main tower in two rooms. Available for individual booking or in conjunction with the rest of the tower, taking the total number of guests to 17.
Like the rest of your Fenton experience, dining can be tailored entirely to suit you. When hired for exclusive use, you can arrange to have as many or as few meals as you like. All meals are made using fresh local produce, and some examples of dishes would be; smoked trout with an avocado and tomato compote; fillet of Scottish beef glazed with mushrooms and burgundy sauce; rolled berry and rosewater pavlova. All dietary requirements can be accommodated.
What to do ?
If golf is your sport of choice, you’ll struggle to find a better-placed castle than Fenton Tower. Known as Scotland’s “golf coast”, the tower is a stone’s throw from many famous golf courses; Muirfield, North Berwick and Gullane to name a few. The management has lots of local contacts and can work with you to arrange bespoke golf tours in the area.
Fenton Tower sits 45 minutes away from Edinburgh by car, making it the perfect retreat after a hectic day taking in the city’s culture and buzz, especially during the Edinburgh Festival in August.
Upon request, shooting parties can be organised for up to eight guns on the nearby Fenton Brunt Estate (20 minutes away). Excellent pheasant and partridge on offer.
Fly-fishing can be organised on local rivers and lochs, including excellent salmon fishing on the River Tweed.
The John Muir Way, which runs from West Coast to East Coast, passes close by Fenton Tower, while the East Lothian Coast itself provides stunning views.
Fenton Tower's History
When you get there, you’ll see why the site of Fenton Tower was chosen for a fortification. It affords views in every direction to provide early warning of an attack. There has been a fortified tower on this site since the 11th century. In 1591, James VI (later James I of England), after escaping from a rebel army in Fife, sheltered within the very walls that you now sit behind with your slippers on. Years later in 1650, forces under the command of Oliver Cromwell sacked the castle, leaving it in a ruinous state until restoration work began in the 1990s, creating the castle that is yours to stay in today.
Fenton Tower's table of pricing
|Fenton Tower (based on 10 guests)||£1950|
|Fenton Tower & Fenton Lodge (based on 14 guests)||£2730|
How to reach Fenton Tower
Country or city? Why can’t you have the best of both worlds? Fenton Tower is located just 20 miles east of Edinburgh, making it the ideal home-from-home if you want to enjoy both the buzz of the Royal Mile and the calm of the North Berwick countryside. Fenton Tower is within easy access of both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.