2 bedrooms, full of character with breath-taking views of Edinburgh.
About Roderick Berg
Liberton Tower is owned by Castles of Scotland Preservation Trust. The Trust was established to promote and encourage the protection and preservation of Scotland’s rich architectural heritage and to restore or conserve where possible. Although the Trust operates as a company, it is a charitable organisation registered in Scotland whose directors and secretary give freely of their time and expertise in the running of the Trust. Liberton Tower is the Trust’s first completed project. It has received great acclaim from many sources including the coveted Europa Nostra Award.
Roderick Berg purchased this Castle in 1992
Why Roderick Berg chose Edinburgh
A unique experience with the City of Edinburgh being in arms-reach
What makes this Castle unique
Built in the latter part of the fifteenth century, Liberton is an unique property, and has been hailed as 'the most perfect and unspoilt tower within the precincts of Edinburgh". Liberton contains many features typical of tower houses, including deep walls, slit windows and a listening hole called a 'lairds lug'. At Liberton this is a small hole in the wall between the hall and the North stair. Liberton was built by the Dalmahoy family in the late fifteenth century and remained in their hands until 1587. A carved panel on the building shows their crest emblems of an arm and a sword. Later Liberton passed into the hands of the Littles, a merchant family and Lords Provost of Edinburgh, who found the tower too inconvenient and consequently abandoned it to erect Liberton House, a short distance away, in the early seventeenth century. In 1992 the Castles of Scotland Preservation Trust (COSPT) took a 100 year lease of the building and proceeded carefully to conserve, repair and restore the building.
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We loved our stay at Liberton Tower. We found it very comfortable and well equipped but it still manages to give a feeling of being in a medieval building. Amazing views over Edinburgh and a great base for walking in the Pentlands and wider area. We loved snuggling up in front of the open fire in an evening after a day out walking.
Once in a lifetime experience
So happy to have found this unique property. Sheep pasture just outside, views of the city, very clean and comfortable. We didn't feel like 21st Century Trespassers and everything we needed to live comfortable was here: 1.5 baths, full kitchen, outlets to charge phones. Although the tower has not been retrofitted with AC, we didn't miss it at all. The arrow slits in the walls provide surprising and welcoming breezes. If I had to live in the 15th Century this is how I'd like to do it. Roderick kindly let us check in early so our daughter could take a horseback riding lesson at Tower Frarm stables across the street. We loved our stay and found the price very reasonable!
A Unique and Inspiring Experience.
Two colleagues, my wife and myself stayed at Liberton Tower while attending a weekend conference in downtown Edinburgh and absolutely loved it. We were greeted with a lovely welcome basket filled with tea and biscuits and other treats (including a bottle of wine) and there is a book with quite a thorough history of the Tower and its restoration.
Be prepared for a more rustic experience in terms of lighting, heating and data access, but otherwise the kitchen amenities are all completely modern; state of the art even.
The views of Edinburgh and Arthur's Seat are awe-inspiring on a clear day, and the giant hearth/fireplace make Liberton Tower such a peaceful place to retire after a long day in the city center.
The landlord told us to feel free to invite guests (as long as they didn't stay the night) and it was a spectacular place to entertain. Our guests were so impressed by the 'castle', the roaring fire and the view (even though it was thick fog), that many of them didn't want leave.
I can't recommend Liberton Tower strongly enough. As long as you are respectful of the fact that this is a preservation site and understand that it is not a 21st century luxury hotel, I'm certain you will enjoy staying at this incredibly unique experience of living.
Beautiful tower, wonderful location, everything you need is there
Our second visit to Liberton Tower didn’t disappoint. We adore the historic building which has been tastefully renovated, once the door is locked and the fire is blazing there’s nothing like it. The welcome hamper is a wonderful touch and ensures you won’t go hungry for a day or two! Stunning panoramic views over the city and Arthur’s seat and a 10min walk to the bus stop straight to the city centre.
Beautiful stite! Wonderful location.
We had a great time, loved the house and location. Peaceful but still close to downtown and walkable to areas nearby to the house. It was perfect and we would stay here again!
Liberton Tower experience
Liberton Tower is so special, it's a fantastic experience that is something we will all never forget. We knew it was going to be a great time, the Scottish capital at Christmas time, but we really did underestimate staying at Liberton Tower, the environment, location with history all around. The welcome by the custodian provided us information that we kept recalling during our stay with a welcome pack that we a bonus! Thank you to all concerned at we are looking forward to our return visit.
Liberton Tower situated on the southside of the city is the perfect base for exploring the beauties of Edinburgh.
Historic attractions include: Edinburgh Castle, Trinity House Maritime Museum, Linlithgow Palace, Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh Old Town, Forth Road Bridge, Scottish Parliament, The Discovery Dome, St Giles Cathedral, South Queensferry, The Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery. The Edinburgh Pass is a city sightseeing card providing entry to over 30 attractions and ideal for first time visitors to Edinburgh.
Other activities include: numerous art galleries in Edinburgh, golf at St. Andrews and Braid Hills Approach, walking on Blackford Hill, Arthur's Seat, the Pentland Hills and along the Water of Leith.
From Liberton it's easy to explore further afield to East Lothian, West Lothian, The Kingdom of Fife and the Scottish Borders.