About Us

Step into the magical 5-star world of Prestonfield. Built by Kings architect Sir William Bruce in 1687 on his completion of the Palace of Holyroodhouse for Sir James Dick, Provost of Edinburgh as his private residence. Prestonfield remained his family's private home until 1958 when it became a hotel. In 2003 it was purchased by Edinburgh restaurateur James Thomson who has spent two decades restoring it to its former glory adding his unique magic, drama and romance that you would expect from the creator of the Witchery by the Castle to become one of Scotland's most sumptuous hotels.

Home & Gardens

Prestonfield's historic public rooms are great places to enjoy a drink, dine or to hide away and just enjoy the surroundings


Discover why our name changed from Priestfield to Prestonfield, and how many of our numerous antiques and paintings were installed here centuries ago. It's an enchanting story entwined with Scottish history. 

James Thomson

James Thomson is one of Scotland’s best-known independent restaurateurs and hoteliers.

Dog Friendly

Enjoy the luxury and opulence of Prestonfield without leaving your beloved pet behind. 


See some of Prestonfield's achievements and accolades