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For hundreds of years Carphin House in Fife has been renowned for its hospitality, but are there some secrets hidden in the past? If you fancy yourself an amateur sleuth Carphin House and Blue Murder Events are offering you the opportunity to become a detective for the evening as you become part of the intrigue during your very own murder mystery party.


The Murder Mystery Weekends, include a two-night stay at Carphin House, full character briefings from the Blue Murder Events team who will be on hand at the house and a three-course dinner from a local bespoke caterer Ally Reid from Tartan Stag Catering. Ally trained with some of the best chefs Scotland has to offer and is behind the multi award winning Westport Café in Fife.


The nine-bedroom house is beautifully decorated in light airy colours that naturally complement the original antiques, open fires and cosy atmosphere.  The public rooms make the house ideal for murder mystery events with a large dining room set for up to 18 people to dine comfortably and a further three receptions rooms for the story to play out.  


Owner, Ruth Macallan, said:

“Carphin House is perfect for an event of this kind. Guests can arrive at their leisure on Friday evening and be welcomed with a pack containing all the information they need for their character; personal missions and deadly secrets galore. The event itself will take place on Saturday evening, giving guests chance to perfect their characters before the mystery begins.”


The weekend package at Carphin House will include a three-course dinner, giving guests the chance to sample Fife’s renowned food and drink. The menu includes a number of options for each course: from terrines of ham and roasted carrot and honey soup to slow braised scotch beef and wild mushrooms with potato gnocci. To finish it will be hard to choose between dark chocolate tart with raspberry sorbet, sticky toffee pudding and orange scented cheesecake. With distilleries like Lindores Abbey and breweries including Eden Mill close by, there will plenty of opportunities to taste the region’s tipples too. (Local drinks are available on request.)


Set in parkland under the famous beauty spot of Norman’s Law, visitors will enjoy the mature woodland, gardens and views down the glen towards the picturesque village of Luthrie.  Visible through the trees, the triple chimney stacks of the house promise a hidden getaway whilst at the same time being extremely accessible.  Carphin House is just an hour from Edinburgh airport and a short distance away from centres like St Andrews, Dundee and Perth. 


The mansion was first owned by the Carnegie Family, and was designed and developed by famous architect Sir Robert Lorimer as a place for entertaining and wowing guests of the time, a tradition that the new owners are keen to continue.

Prices for Murder Mystery Weekends at Carphin House start at £185 per person (minimum of 12) for exclusive use of the house, two-night stay, a murder mystery party and a three-course meal.


Dates available include:

2nd/3rd March,

16th/17th March,

11th/12th May,

18th/19th May


At other times, Carphin House is available for hire as luxurious exclusive use accommodation.  Large enough to accommodate 18 overnight guests, overnight stays at Carphin House start at £675. The spacious public rooms make the venue ideal for house parties and boutique weddings with the option of in-house event planners to create the perfect 

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