Newbattle Abbey - Meeting Edinburgh
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Newbattle Abbey

This unique, historic building is the perfect venue for meetings or conferences seating up to 120 theatre style, private dinners for up to 88, and drinks receptions for up to 285 guests. They also have campus accommodation available for groups with 37 bedrooms on site. The estate grounds can be used for a wide range of team building activities, including bushcraft, falconry or Highland Games. 

Originally a medieval Cistercian monastery, Newbattle Abbey has a 900-year history of welcoming royalty and privileged guests. Located a short distance from Edinburgh city centre, it offers 125 acres of peaceful parkland seclusion on the banks of the River Esk.

Unique venue
Six magnificent function rooms, all with views of the surrounding grounds, showcase the finest craftsmanship. The grand Drawing Room's ornate fresco ceiling is a breath-taking example of the work of Edinburgh architect, Thomas Bonnar. Lined with original artworks, the Mezzanine is an inspiring setting for drinks receptions, and can be combined with several other rooms for larger numbers.

Fascinating history
Scotland's future was shaped at the Abbey when the Declaration of Arbroath was drafted here. Every room holds a story: the font in the Chapel believed to have been used to baptise Mary Queen of Scots; the secret staircase; and the vaulted Crypt. Private guided tours can be arranged for your guests.

Beautiful location
A flexible location for filming, Newbattle Abbey also has campus accommodation available. Extensive free coach and car parking is available on site. Please contact the Events team for further information or for a site visit.



Miriam Southam, Event Co-ordinator
Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 3LL
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Meeting Rooms

Capacity by configuration Dimensions
Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
Armoury 18 16 16 20 30 20 40m2 3.5m
Board Room 12 14 34m2 4.0m
Crypt 100 137m2 4.0m
Drawing Room 88 36 88 55 135 110 135m2 7.0m
Edwin Muir Room 20 20 20 20 70 50 70m2 4.0m
Mezzanine 80 95m2 4.0m
Principal's Dining Room 10 10 16m2 3.05m