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22 acres of beautiful woodland and elegant, sweeping grounds provide the perfect backdrop for the charismatic Houstoun House, a country hotel retreat with the serene ambiance to inspire complete relaxation – and just 40 minutes’ drive from Scotland’s iconic capital.

Once visited by Mary Queen of Scots, the 16th century tower house shows off its striking profile to great effect against the rolling lawns and dramatic skies. Inside the hotel, 73 rooms blend luxury and character, with the antique-filled feature bedrooms at the top of the tower offering a wonderfully atmospheric experience.


From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, the hotel’s unique character and spectacular setting make it the ideal wedding venue, however you chose to style your big day. Host your Champagne reception in one of several elegant meeting and event spaces or pick an idyllic spot within the extensive grounds. For the ultimate event, choose the Houstoun Suite – an elegant ballroom which can host up to 200 guests – and create a romantic backdrop for photos in our beautiful walled garden, before enjoying fabulous cuisine in the Tower Restaurant. Our dedicated Wedding Managers will work closely with you to create your bespoke wedding, ensuring that everything runs smoothly on the day.

Guests at Houstoun House will love dining in the Tower Restaurant where you’ll enjoy traditional Scottish dishes with a modern twist, made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. For a true taste of the hotel’s character visit the cosy Vaulted Bar, situated the oldest part of the hotel – the cellar. It’s the perfect spot to settle in for an indulgent afternoon tea, a pre-dinner cocktail or a nightcap before bed.

Our Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and Spa offers fantastic facilities for those who love fitness, plus a host of rejuvenating treatments if you’ve simply come to be pampered. And if you’re visiting us on business, we have meeting rooms, excellent facilities and a top-notch team who will ensure you have a productive and successful day.

Whatever the reason for your visit, we couldn’t be better placed, with Houstoun House only only 2 minutes from the M8 motorway - your gateway to the airports and cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Things to Do

Tucked away in a secluded spot, this is a truly tranquil setting where guests can simply step into the great outdoors and explore the hotel’s beautiful grounds, roam the surrounding woodlands or enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Uphall Golf Course. Alternatively, with Edinburgh just 15 miles away, it couldn’t be easier to take advantage of everything this vibrant, historic, culture-filled city has to offer. And with the quaint town of Linlithgow - birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots – only 12 minutes by car, there’s a world of choice at your fingertips with Houstoun House as your base.

Hotel Information

West Lothian
EH52 6JS

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Check-in is from 3pm and check-out is by 11am. Guests who have booked direct on our website can check-out until midday.

Houstoun House is rated 4.1 out of 5 based on 884 Google reviews. See all reviews, Information is correct at the time of publishing.