Castle Craig is known by many to be a world-renowned drug and alcohol rehab clinic based in Scotland that offers first-class, evidence-based addiction therapies and treatments amid 50 acres of private woodland.
With few and far highly-rated medical treatment centres available throughout the UK, Castle Craig receives an influx of patients from all over the country, as our remote location guarantees our visitors privacy and tranquillity.
Our ‘Castle’ creates the perfect environment for recovery, but it’s our expert team of medical staff – comprised of doctors, nurses, therapists and psychiatrists – who deliver some of the best inpatient addiction recovery care throughout the UK.
Many people arrive at our clinic with substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders. Having treated over 10,000 patients over 30 years, Castle Craig has helped many of them regain control over their lives and go on to achieve sustained sobriety. You know that addiction is life-threatening and we do not have to tell you the seriousness of your illness, but if we can convey one thing please ask for help.
We have a great network nationally and internationally and we are always happy to recommend other services we trust, if ours isn’t well-suited to your needs.
Proven & effective addiction treatments
If you are addicted to drugs, alcohol or experience behavioural issues like gambling and gaming, we can help. We can help give patients all of the tools and knowledge to maintain long term sobriety and mitigate relapse.
For us, it’s about true long-term sobriety, and that starts inside.
With our recovery facilities based in Scotland, Ireland, England (London) and Europe, we are one of few rehab clinics that have been at the coal face of addiction for decades. We believe in complete abstinence as a way of living a life free from addiction.
We also offer a supervised medical detox service, designed to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
Whatever your addiction, here at Castle Craig, we look to address the reasons that drive you to drink or use in the first place.
Travelling to Castle Craig from England
Depending on where you are in the country, your journey to Castle Craig will be slightly different.
If you are coming from the Midlands area or further down South, you can expect to arrive at our facility within approximately 4-5 hours, whereas those living in the North East and North West of England can expect travel times of 2-3 hours.
Castle Craig is accessible by car, train and plane
Our rehab centre is located only a short drive outside of Edinburgh city centre (40 minutes to an hour) and we can help arrange transport or organise taxis if you need it.
Train users: If travelling by train, it would be best to come directly into Edinburgh, where you can get to us via public transport or taxi.
Car drivers: We are accessible via the M1 and M6. Get directions.
Go by plane: Flights non-stop to Edinburgh can be a fast, easy and convenient way to travel to Scotland. There are 19 airlines offering direct flights and often can be cheaper than train travel.
Patients come to Castle Craig from all over England
The Castle Craig Difference
- Medically managed detoxes
- Drug rehabilitation
- Extensive sober living treatments
- Proven counselling treatments
- Holistic Therapies
- One-to-One & Therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Psychiatric assessments
- Dual diagnosis care
- Aftercare & ongoing therapies
- Outpatient treatments via our Pro Pathway programme
- 24-hour care
Take a look around
Our surroundings provide the perfect escape – our castle stands in woodland surroundings and is nestled into the rolling hills.
Our calm atmosphere and incredible staff allow patients to be totally immersed in recovery and rediscovering themselves. People find they can maximise on downtime to get the very most out of our treatment programmes. There is a lot to digest and we find that removing patients from outside influences helps enormously.
If you would like to explore the beauty of our grounds before you come, then take a look at our surroundings by watching our videos or scrolling through our images. See them here.
Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | August 30, 2021