The history of Castle View Guest House is an interesting one. Castle View Guest House occupies the former birthplace of Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), author of “The Wind in the Willows” and “The Reluctant Dragon”. Both books were adapted into films by Disney.
Born on 8th March 1859, Grahame spent much of his first year at Castle Terrace before his family re-located to the west coast of Scotland and then on to Berkshire where he lived with Granny Ingles.
His most celebrated book – The Wind in the Willows – is still enjoyed by adults and children today, whether in book form or in the films, while Toad remains one of the most celebrated and beloved characters of the book. The Wind in the Willows won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958.
New for 2016 – on the ground floor of Castle View Guest House, you will find the newly opened Badger & Co Restaurant where you will experience classic, crafty & culinary adventures beyond the Wild Wood…
With a menu inspired by local and seasonal produce and a trip to our outdoor riverbank area there is so much to be discovered at Badger & Co. Expect healthy lashings of lunch and dinner from a seasonal menu which showcases some excellent local produce. Whatever tickles your culinary fancy – from Badger’s granola to gourmet pies – there is plenty to excite your appetite.
Badger & Co is also a great place to relax with a coffee or a drink. At Badger & Co the drinks list is punchy, exciting and altogether sensational!Visit Badger & Co's website
Come and experience the historically-rich and very diverse streets of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns, uncover Scotland’s past at Edinburgh Castle and enjoy the city’s striking architecture.