Seton Castle East Lothian is for sale.

Seton Castle, a late architectural masterpiece designed by Robert Adam in 1789 and built using stone from Seton Palace (said to be Mary Queen of Scots’ favourite residence), is to be launched onto the market.

Seaton Castle

Situated within 10 miles of Edinburgh in the lush East Lothian countryside close to the sandy coastline and some of the world’s best golf courses, Seton Castle was in the Weymss family from the late 18th century until 2003: an unbroken ownership which served to preserve the integrity of the building and all its architectural glory. In the last decade this consummate romantic Scottish castle has been updated to a superb standard for modern living. The restoration project has been unbelievably thorough, with the use of original French oak flooring from the same period, painstakingly renewed ironwork, staircase and ceilings, along with a major upgrade of all services and the rebuilding of turrets, chimneys and parapets.

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Key features

  • Robert Adam Masterpiece
  • Spectacularly restored to create superb family home and entertaining space
  • Site of Mary Queen of Scots preferred residence
  • Place of romance, history, and drama for over eight centuries
  • Beautiful Georgian interior imbued with designer materials & fittings
  • Four story mansion house linked to U shaped wings around parterre courtyard

Neoclassical Castle by Robert Adam in private grounds close to Edinburgh

Seton Castle is simply one of Scotland’s most significant and ravishing buildings, with eight centuries of history. It is undeniably one of Robert Adam’s finest achievements.

Jamie Macnab

Property agent

Local information

  • Seton is ideally situated within East Lothian, an historically-rich, green and beautiful part of Scotland. The Firth of Forth can be seen from the castle’s north facing windows, as can the Forth Rail Bridge, Arthur’s Seat and the city of Edinburgh.
  • Seton is within 12 miles of Edinburgh via the A1. There is a picturesque local railway station with regular trains to Edinburgh taking 20 minutes.
  • East Lothian is the home of the world’s oldest golf club. Indeed, Mary Queen of Scots is documented as having caused scandal by playing golf at Seton in 1568 following the death of her husband Lord Darnley. The open championship course of Muirfield is a mere 8 mile drive from Seton.
  • East Lothian has long attracted field and water sports enthusiasts. The Firth of Forth offers spectacular kite-surfing while Belhaven Bay is very popular with surfers and there is sailing and coastal rowing at North Berwick. The region is also known for driven and walked-up game shooting, notably for grouse, pheasant and partridge.
  • The picturesque village of Longniddry, just 1 mile away, serves the local community with shops, restaurants and other services including dental and vet’s practices.
  • Seton is ideally located for several of the best schools in Scotland, including Loretto School, just 4 miles away.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Edinburgh take the A1 dual carriageway east. Leave the dual carriageway at the exit signposted to North Berwick (A198). Turn right at the roundabout continuing on the A198 towards Longniddry. Seton Castle is set in the trees on the left hand side after about 1 mile.
  • EPC Rating = E