With the exciting introduction of direct flights to Edinburgh from Beijing, historic Dundas Castle has announced a uniquely Scottish experience for its Chinese guests on private group bookings.
Dating back to 1416, the Castle is popular with Chinese tourists wanting to experience a slice of genuine Scottish heritage and culture. Peacefully secluded in its own 400-acre countryside Estate, the Castle features turrets, impressive staircases, sumptuous bedrooms and roaring fires. The historic gem, owned by Sir Jack Stewart Clark and his wife, Lady Lydia, is available on an exclusive-use basis. With 17 beautiful bedrooms that can accommodate 37 adults, Dundas Castle is the ideal location for an authentic Scottish experience, and for picture-perfect fun and discovery.
The exclusive package mixes Scottish history and culture with a home-from-home Chinese touch. Guests can choose from an assortment of activities, from meditation and tai chi on the lawn to a tasting session of Scotland’s finest whiskies. In the mornings, guests will wake to the choice of an authentic Scottish breakfast or familiar, traditional Chinese breakfast buffet.
Visitors can experience 21st century life in Scotland’s capital city, recently voted the UK’s best place to live, from a genuinely historic stately home. Dundas is just 25 minutes from Edinburgh’s city centre, and the team can arrange a shopping spree visiting the finest boutiques on George Street, a visit to the designer stores of Multrees Walk and lunch at one of St Andrews Square’s renowned five star restaurants. Those interested in capturing the iconic Edinburgh Castle, and other historical landmarks of the city, are offered a day long photography trip with one of the Dundas partner brands.
Dundas Castle is also home to a variety of wildlife including deer, badgers, foxes, hares, swans, herons and llamas. The Dundas team continuously endeavours to play its part in making Scotland one of the world’s most environmentally friendly destinations, with solar panels covering 325 square metres that produce 50kWp supplementing the Castle’s energy. The biomass boiler installed in 2015 produces heat for the Castle, Auld Keep and Pavilion.
Dundas Castle is perfectly situated just 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport where, from June, Hainan Airlines will run direct return flights between Edinburgh and Beijing twice a week.