A true haven near the city for those who want to stay, work or unwind closer to nature.

Highland Cows at Swanston Farm

Swanston Farm is a working farm and we have our own herd of Highland Cows which live wild on 300 acres of our hill land above the farm.  We also breed Texel-cross sheep and keep a cluster of free range hens; the produce from these animals are used in our Brasserie when available, providing excellent quality lamb and eggs.

Visitors to Swanston Farm are able to see our Highland Cows if they are prepared for a walk up the hill!  We recommend sturdy trainers or preferably walking boots, along with appropriate clothing for the weather conditions before venturing out up the slopes at the bases of Caerketton and Allermuir Hills of the Pentland Hills Regional Park.  You can read or download our booklet on where to find our Highland Cows here.  This also includes a map and a recommended walking route which takes about 30-40 minutes, when you may see the cows as you walk (please note – 300 acres is a very large area!).  The booklet also contains as some interesting facts about our herd.


With panoramic views of Edinburgh, the Pentland Hills and Firth of Forth, our public Brasserie is the perfect place to unwind. Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee, cakes and dinner from 9am until late, 7 days a week, along with our home produced lamb, beef and eggs, our freshly prepared dishes will suit your every occasion.


Our sporting facilities, including Disc Golf, Foot Golf and Golf offer something for everyone, surrounded by winning views of the city of Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills Regional Park. From Pro to Amateur, hobby to families, all are welcome.


With unlimited countryside riding and striking city views, our 700 acre farm is the gateway to a multitude of countryside tracks for Swanston Liveries. With small herd grazing in large fields, your horse or pony will love the natural outdoor life here.


High quality converted farm steading buildings, flooded with light and within minutes of Edinburgh City Centre and the City Bypass. Our open-plan office spaces also benefit from free parking and superb countryside views.


Home to 700 acres of farmland & grazing, family walking routes, hill walking and biking routes and the picturesque thatched cottages of Swanston Village, Edinburgh’s countryside retreat in the Pentland Hills is steeped in history, having once been a holiday retreat for Robert Louis Stevenson and his family.


Tucked away in the peaceful courtyard of a converted farm steading, our cosy 4 star self-catering holiday cottages will breathe fresh air and relaxation in to your countryside break, right on the edge of Edinburgh.

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Weddings at Swanston

If your dream is to get married in countryside surroundings, or with a farming or golf theme, then Swanston Brasserie might just be the venue for you.  Take a look at our wedding brochure before booking a no-obligation tour with us.

Open to all marriages, civil partnerships and ceremonies, our team at Swanston Brasserie will ensure that you thoroughly enjoy your celebrations in warm, welcoming, relaxed and exclusive surroundings.  With an excellent range of menu choices for a range of appetites, carefully created by our Head Chef, Glyn Sommerville and his team, booking and organising your wedding with us will be seamless.


Read more about part of the pre-application consultation on the Pentland Trail Centre.  This is a development on the site of the former Lothianburn Golf Course for a new mountain bike (MTB) trail and other activities centre.

The site is being developed by Hillend Leisure Limited – a joint venture between Swanston Farm Ltd (the site owner) and Advie Properties


“Look up, towards the hills and there you will find what you are looking for. You’ll find it at Swanston Farm.”