Dundas Castle
Dundas Castle is a 15th century castle, with substantial 19th century additions by William Burn, near South Queensferry, to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland. It was the home of the Dundas family, and remains in private hands.

History
In 1416, James Dundas obtained a license to build a Keep from the first Duke of Albany, with an extension granted in 1436. It was primarily a defensive refuge. Oliver Cromwell is known to have stayed at Dundas Castle around the time of the Battle of Dunbar in 1650. The modern Dundas Castle was built in 1818 by the renowned architect William Burn. Burn also designed many churches and this influence is visible throughout the building. Burn's designs for the main state rooms allow for huge windows that look out onto lawns and parkland outside. The Dundas family sold the property in 1846. In 1899 it was bought by Stewart Clark along with five farms and 1500 acres of agricultural land and in whose family the property remains. Clark was the owner of a Victorian textile company at Anchor Mills and became Deputy Lord Lieutenant in the County of Renfrewshire, was elected MP for Paisley and was respected for being a great philanthropist. During the Second World War, Dundas Castle served as the headquarters for protecting the Forth Bridge. The current owner has been Sir Jack Stewart-Clark since 1995, the great-grandson of Stewart Clark. Stewart-Clark was an MEP between 1979 and 1999.

Facilities
Since 1995, the castle has been substantially renovated. The Auld Keep, uninhabited for over 300 years had the parapet rebuilt and stonework restored. Electricity, banqueting and toilet facilities were installed whilst dry rot in the Castle itself was eliminated. The Castle is now an exclusive use venue, often for weddings. It is now a 5 Star Exclusive Use venue. Within the ground of the Castle, there is holiday cottage called The Boathouse, right on the shores of a private loch. It is a 4 star self catering venue.

Film and TV location
Dundas Castle has been used as a backdrop in films The Little Vampire (2000), Summer Solstice and the upcoming Book of Blood (2008?). It has also been used for adverts for Arnold Clark and T4’s links between shows.