The international retreat for writers at Hawthornden Castle has been founded to provide a peaceful setting where creative writers can work without disturbance.
Individual rooms in shared house. The study-bedrooms have fine views and are fully furnished.
Hawthornden Castle stands on a secluded crag overlooking the valley of the river North Esk, just to the south of Edinburgh. The view is impressive, as is the silence surrounding the glen.
Hawthornden Literary Retreat at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland was founded to provide a peaceful setting for creative writers to work without disturbance. The Retreat receives writers for 10 months of the year. It houses six writers at a time, known as Hawthornden Fellows, in sessions lasting four weeks each.
The Retreat is international in character and welcomes applications from writers from all over the world. The Retreat is administered as a charity, the mission of which is to foster creative writing in all languages, and creative writers of all kinds – poets, novelists, short-story writers, playwrights, scriptwriters, creative non-fiction writers etc. – are welcome to apply.
Applications are made for the following calendar year and the deadline for submitting applications is 30 June.