Annabelle Spranklen, Tatler

If you’re on the hunt for a slice of Scottish history with major royal connections, let us steer you towards Seton Castle, a Neoclassical pile that’s just come to the market for the second time since it was built in 1789.

Acclaimed architect and designer Robert Adam was the man behind it and the castle is located near Longniddry, on the Firth of Forth, just 10 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre.

It’s as fairytale as you imagine with incredible intricately-decorated ceilings, dramatic windows, curved oak-panelled doors and more turrets than a Disney film. There’s secret staircases behind hidden doors if you fancy hiding from your guests too, alongside 13 bedrooms and 13 rolling acres of gardens and parkland. The estate also includes three other properties, two gorgeous three-bedroom self-contained cottages called The Darnley and The Bothwell as well as The Hideaway, a romantic suite hidden at the top of a turreted spiral staircase.

Seton Castle was owned by the Wemyss family from 1796 until 2003 and was built on the site of Seton Palace, the historical seat of the Earls of Winton, where Mary, Queen of Scots used to stay when she wanted to retreat from royal life. Following the 5th Earl’s fall from grace, the palace suffered 75 years of neglect and was eventually demolished in 1789 and replaced with Seton Castle.

In 2007 it went on the market for the first time, selling for £5 million, becoming Scotland’s most expensive private home. The previous owners sympathetically updated the interiors after a huge two-year restoration, adding a full security system, new state-of-the-art gym, double AGA kitchen, silk-lined dining room, billiards room, cinema and helipad.

There’s more than 18,000sq ft of living space including a sweeping Grand Hall, three reception rooms, a library and music room, not to mention the castle’s very own pub, called the ‘Stable Bar’ in the former tack room.

You’ll need to have deep pockets to get your hands on it, with the property accepting ‘offers over £8m’ through Savills