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Newbattle Abbey Conference Centre

Located a short distance from Edinburgh city centre, this unique, historic building is a perfect venue for conferences, meetings, private celebrations and weddings

With its 900-year history of welcoming royalty and privileged guests, Newbattle Abbey Conference Centre is a unique venue full of character.

Event guests and delegates will be be inspired by this beautiful ‘A’ listed building surrounded by 125 acres of parkland, complete with all the essential modern facilities.

Choose from a number of magnificent rooms, with views of the surrounding Italian Gardens acting as an impressive backdrop for any event. The grand Drawing Room, with its ornate fresco ceiling, is a breath-taking setting for larger events. Alternatively for smaller, more intimate gatherings, the wood-lined Edwin Muir Room or the atmospheric Armoury make a perfect match.

A unique conference venue

Newbattle Abbey is a truly unusual conference, meeting and seminar venue equipped with the latest AV equipment. With 8 meeting rooms and 37 bedrooms, Newbattle can cater for up to 120 delegates in the grand Drawing Room and for smaller bookings of eight to twelve people in the Boardroom.

Stunning locations for events and filming

Whether you are planning a gala dinner, an awards ceremony or special celebration, Newbattle Abbey is a unique venue for dinner parties from 12 to 88 guests.

The historic splendour of Newbattle Abbey is located within a beautiful parkland setting just a short distance from Edinburgh. Newbattle has been the setting for photo shoots, adverts, and major TV dramas. The events team can offer stunning locations, build space, crew accommodation, and storage and unit parking.

Flexible event options

The in-house catering team is experienced in preparing menus for different occasions, ranging from a simple buffet in the Crypt to a formal five-course dinner in the grand Drawing Room. The venue always uses fresh, local and seasonal produce wherever possible, with herbs and vegetables often coming from the grounds of Newbattle Abbey.

A venue rich in history

Why not include a private guided tour for your guests to discover how Scotland’s future was shaped at the Abbey when the Declaration of Abroath 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.

City Centre

7.0 Miles


Newbattle Abbey
Newbattle Road
EH22 3LL

Venue Details

Maximum capacities

  • Drawing Room 120
  • Edwin Muir Room 70
  • Boardroom 14
  • George Mackay Brown Room 25
  • The Bunker 12
  • Armoury 20
  • Crypt 80
  • Mezzanine 80

General information

  • Location Conveniently located 7 miles from Edinburgh
  • Setting Peaceful setting in 125 acres of parkland
  • Flexible Highly flexible venue for up to 120 guests
  • Choice Eight event rooms available
  • Amenities Extensive free parking
  • Accomodation Year-round accommodation
  • Tours Private guided tours available