Beautifully restored private home consistently awarded 5***** by Visit Scotland
About Alan Thomson
Ian Simpson & John Macaskill are two friends who have known each other since school and who own the Tower jointly. Ian and his family live on a neighbouring farm whilst John lives in New York with his family.
Alan Thomson purchased this Castle in 2002
Why Alan Thomson chose North Berwick
Ian's grandfather bought the farm that the ruined tower stood on in the late 1800's. Ian and John used to play in the ruin as children, and vowed that when they 'grew up' they would restore the castle to its former glory. Their vision was realised in 2002 when the house opened to the public after standing as a ruin for over 350 years.
What makes this Castle unique
Their love for the old tower is evident as no expense was spared during the restoration. The house benefits from modern conveniences such as under floor heating and power showers that similar properties do not have, as well as a warm, welcoming family-run atmosphere.
Children allowed - Travel Cots with bedding and highchairs available.Travel Cots with bedding and highchairs available.
Pets allowed - Please apply to the manager for more information.Please apply to the manager for more information.
No smoking - Smoking is only permitted outside the building Smoking is only permitted outside the building
Max guests: 13
Minimum age of primary renter: 30 - 30 years old and over30 years old and over
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Myself, along with my family and friends just returned from an absolute amazing stay at Fenton Tower! I chose Fenton Tower for it's location and as a perfect venue to celebrate Our 25th Wedding Anniversary, my Husband's 50th Birthday and both our Daughters graduations, one from College and the other from High School. 2019 was a year for celebrations and no doubt we chose the perfect venue for our first visit to Scotland. The Tower is magnificent in every way. Each room is unique and beautifully decorated. Every space, although grand, will make you feel warm and comfortable! I personally loved the furnishings! Alan, the manager and his Team were gracious and hospitable. They made us all feel welcome and we felt like Royalty during our stay. Breakfast every morning, prepared by Tony was amazing and delicious no detail was left out. There was such a wide variety of goodies to please everyone, including my daughter who has several dietary restrictions was overjoyed with the foods they provided for her. After returning from breakfast you would notice that the "Fluff Fairies" as I called them would have fluffed every cushion as if no one had ever sat on a sofa or chair! The fireplace would also be cleaned and remade to spark the following evening. Our Bedrooms were comfortable with beds and bathrooms refreshed as well. I cannot say enough about Alan and the Staff! They are all so special and really made us feel comfortable. Alan was most helpful with recommendations of area attractions and quick to arrange reservations and car service for us if needed. We appreciated his knowledge and wit. He was always quick to answer our questions.
Our Celebration dinner was Top Notch! Alan had helped me prior to our arrival with recommendations for what wines we might enjoy. I must say that they were absolutely perfect and I so wish I could find these in the States! Karen had made a spectacular flower arrangement for the center of our table. Not knowing, she chose the same flowers and color palate that we had on our wedding day, this made the evening even more memorable! It's only been a few days since our departure and I'm already missing Fenton Tower and the People who made us feel most welcome! We all decided on our way to the airport that we will definitely return someday!
Tracey and her wonderful family were a pleasure to have to stay. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and we were very sorry to see you go.
I hope that we meet again in the future . . .and when I venture to the USA I will certainly let you know.
With fondest regards and best wishes.
Alan and the Fenton Tower team.
Felt like a Royal
Thank you to Alan and his staff for a memorable time at Fenton. Every bit of our stay at this lovely property was unique and special. We enjoyed the lovely tower home, meals were amazing, and activities and surrounding town were charming.
You and your family were a pleasure to have to stay. It was wonderful to finally meet you and I hope to see you all again soon.
Best wishes from me, and all the team at Fenton Tower.
Recently back from an entire week at Fenton Tower. The Castle is magnificent. We had ten people and didn't even use one of the bedrooms. The staff was so kind, and the breakfasts were astonishingly good. The tower is a five minute drive from North Berwick, which has many nice restaurants and shops, and hourly train service to Edinburgh Waverly station. The train to Edinburgh is about 30 minutes, but it flies by. So you can very easily spend a half day in Edinburgh, and the rest of the day at the tower, or vice versa.
We had a few catered dinners at the Tower which were off the charts. We also did archery one day, with participants aged 8 to almost 80 and everyone had a great time.
We've been around, and rented some great places, but Fenton Tower is one of the very best.
Honestly can't say enough good things. At the risk of soundly cheesy, the place is magical.
There's also tons of golf courses around, it that's your scene.
It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you took a great many memories back to Los Angeles with you.
Kind Regards and Best Wishes.
Alan and the Fenton Tower Team!
A beautiful and comfortable castle in the gorgeous countryside very near North Berwick Scotland
I highly recommend Fenton Tower- my family and I just loved the accommodations and the surrounding peaceful countryside. The facilities are top notch, the staff great, and the location ideal- we loved exploring North Berwick which is an adorable seaside town about 10 minutes away. Fenton Tower is also quite easily reached from Edinburgh either by car or train (35-40 minutes).
Ellen and her family were wonderful guests and we are flattered that you decided to end your Scottish holiday with a few nights at Fenton Tower. Best wishes from us all at Fenton Tower.
Our two week visit in July couldn't have been better. We chose the self catered option which worked very well for our group of 11 people including kids. North Berwick is an awesome town with several pubs, shops and an excellent Tesco grocery store. We did a bird exploration boat tour, rode horses on the beach, a castle tour, the aviation museum, hiked Berwick Law, watched a local bagpipe parade (Wednesday evenings -highly recommend), clay pigeon shooting right in the "backyard" of Fenton Tower and drove to St. Andrews - although the roads closer to St Andrews got a little twisty for back seat passengers. Suggest a more northern route before heading due east into St Andrews.
Manager Alan Thompson could not have been more helpful not only for setting up our visit, but also during our visit suggesting restaurants, pubs and things to do. The castle itself is extremely comfortable with excellent water pressure and very comfortable beds. There were sheep in the nearby pasture and the views were spectacular. Plenty of opportunities for short hikes around the fields immediately surrounding the castle and our 6-13 year old kids could roam the property unsupervised.
We planned on doing a short day visit to Edinburgh, but am slightly embarrassed to say we never made it since we enjoyed the country atmosphere so much at Fenton Tower and North Berwick had everything we needed. Finally, we did our "big" family dinner (celebrating parents 50th wedding anniversary) at the Castle and was truly one of the best experiences of our lives! Not only was the meal incredibly delicious but the presentation/service at the table was superb.
Only words of caution are there are a lot of steep stairs to climb getting to the bedrooms which could cause issues for some. However, there is a bedroom available near the dining room if needed.
I highly recommend Fenton Tower for an unforgettable holiday!
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and am very happy that your parents 50th anniversary celebration was a success. Enjoy the rest of your summer - From us all at Fenton tower.