Dalhousie Castle, the historic seat of the Ramsays of Dalhousie carries on a centuries old tradition of hospitality that has hosted Kings both foreign and domestic, Queens in exile and some of Scotland's most notorious warlords.
Only a short distance from the historic city of Edinburgh, Dalhousie sits in wooded parkland along the river Esk and with its fine dining, aqueous spa facilities and pursuit of Falconry within the castle estate, is proof that an appreciation of the finer things in life transcends history.
History of Dalhousie Castle
The Ramsays are recorded frequently throughout the 13th century but it was not until 1280 that William Ramsay is linked to Dalhousie and the castle was likely built at that time. In 1296 the Ramsey clans came together to swear loyalty to King Edward I of England during his invasion of Scotland. Edward stayed at Dalhousie while pursuing William Wallace, eventually engaging him at the Battle of Falkirk. Read More
Interesting facts about Dalhousie Castle:
1. In 1400, King Henry IV laid siege to Dalhousie Castle for a six month period. A later Sir Alexander Ramsay led the siege defence. It proved to be the last time an English King would personally besiege a Scottish castle...Read More