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Houstoun House


Situated in a secluded spot near Livingston just west of Edinburgh, and set in 22 acres of beautiful woodlands, Macdonald Houstoun House is the perfect country hotel and retreat.

Once visited by Mary Queen of Scots, the historic building has the classic grace of a 16th century Tower House. Inside, 73 rooms blend luxury and character, with a unique feature bedrooms in the Tower.

On-site Restaurant

Luxury spa

Wedding Venue

Leisure Facilities

Special events

Things to Do

It’s hard to imagine that this picturesque 16th century hotel is just 14 miles from the capital, but this is what makes it such a popular travel destination. Guests can roam the 22-acres of surrounding woodlands and enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Uphall Golf Course. The hotel is just 6 miles from the quaint town of Linlithgow, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

Discover Houstoun House

From intimate gatherings to lavish celebrations, the hotel exudes character and charms and offers a peaceful and most romantic wedding venue. Pose for pictures in the beautiful walled gardens, dine on award-winning cuisine at the Tower Restaurant and spend your wedding night in one of our beautiful rooms at Macdonald Houstoun House. Host your Champagne reception in one of several elegant meeting & event suites or gardens and, for a truly unforgettable wedding, book our Houstoun Suite - a ballroom which can host up to 200 guests. Our highly experienced Wedding Managers will gladly assist you along your journey while planning a wedding that is completely personal to you and will ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

For food-lovers, the Tower Restaurant is the perfect setting to enjoy a menu featuring traditional Scottish food with a modern twist. In the cellar, the cosy Vaulted Bar at Macdonald Houstoun House is the perfect spot for a drink or afternoon tea.

Our Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and Spa have ample scope for working off the calories and a host of rejuvenating treatments.

And for business meetings - large or small - we have the rooms, facilities and services to make meetings productive. We are one of the most popular luxury wedding venues near Edinburgh with a team dedicated to making your wedding that extra bit special.

The historic tower is a perfect romantic backdrop to your day. Macdonald Houstoun House is located only 2 minutes from the main M8 motorway, your gateway to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Hotel Information

West Lothian
EH52 6JS

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Check-in from 3pm and check-out at 11am

Macdonald 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.