Keith Marischal Tower, near Humbie, East Lothian

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This unique 16th century tower nestles deep in the Scottish countryside in the foothills of the Lammermuirs in the heart of East Lothian, yet is only 25 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh with all the capital has to offer.

The tower has been beautifully renovated and finished to an exceptionally high standard - your every comfort has been thought of. Home to the Keiths, one of Scotland's leading families in the 17th century, the tower retains many of its original features including the panelling in the drawing room and the timbers given by the Danish king to George Keith, the 5th Earl Marischal.

With its gentle rolling hills, broad open plains and fine stretch of coastline, East Lothian is one of Scotland's best kept secrets. This has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times, with guests drawn to the area for its beauty and quiet sense of calm. The surrounding area is a golfer's paradise with over 12 courses within easy reach. These include championship courses at Gullane and Muirfield and other good courses at Aberlady, Craiglaw, Gifford and North Berwick. If you are on a family holiday the miles of beautiful golden beaches will keep the children happy. There is also a large area of garden for your use around the tower and this is in turn surrounded by 14 acres of private parkland - a very safe area to let children play. There is also a tennis court which guests are welcome to use.

With Edinburgh only 16 miles away, with its wealth of galleries, museums and wonderful restaurants, you really can have the best of both worlds by staying at Keith Marischal Tower!

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5 - 1 double, 2 twin, 2 single
    + sofa bed
  • Bathrooms - 3 (1 ensuite)
  • Separate WC
  • Dishwasher, washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • TV and DVD
  • Central heating
  • Garden furniture
  • Short breaks available
  • Gardens and terrace
  • No smoking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pets welcome
  • Tennis court
  • Edinburgh - 16 miles
  • Near Humbie and Haddington
  • Beaches nearby
  • Lots of golf courses nearby
  • Excellent pubs/restaurants in the area
  • Rural setting
  • Walking, cycling and riding
  • Humbie Hub - great cafe and shop


This historic tower house is spread over 3 floors with a modern and well equipped kitchen, a little sitting room and a utility room on the ground floor. A spiral staircase leads up to the main sitting room (with sofa bed) - a beautifully panelled room with lovely furniture and amazing views. There is also a double bedroom with ensuite (and shower) and a separate bathroom on this floor too.

The second floor houses another 3 very attractive bedrooms and a further bathroom and WC. The final single bedroom is at the very top of the tower (perfect if you want a bit of peace and quiet and the views are quite spectacular!)


From Edinburgh take the A68 south past Dalkeith and then turn left onto the A6093 (signposted Haddington). Continue on this road for about 2 miles where you turn right onto the B6371 (signposted Humbie).

The entrance to Keith Marischal Tower is on the left after about 3 miles. Turn left past Gate Lodge and continue up the drive to a gravel sweep in front of the tower.

What's included:

All bed linen, duvets, towels, dish-towels, central heating, hot water and electricity are included in the price.

Cost and availability:

Rental periods are generally arrival after 4 pm and departure by 10 am - but every effort will be made to accommodate alternative times. Short-breaks are available too. Changeover date for weekly lets is Friday.

To book this superb East Lothian self-catering house for 8, click the enquiry button below and see availability and view rental prices.

Keith Marischal Tower, Humbie, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

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Self-catering for 8 near Edinburgh

This stunning historic tower house in East Lothian offers superb self-catering for 8. Set in the countryside yet close to many golf courses, beaches and with use of the tennis court in the grounds too.