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Overview

What could be better than exploring a beautiful Scottish Castle? Built by architect William Adam in 1721, Floors Castle is Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle and home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe. 

An architectural masterpiece inside and out, the Castle houses a marvellous collection of fine art and porcelain for you to enjoy, including paintings by Matisse and our famous Belgian tapestries.

The Gardens are a delight to explore with fine herbaceous borders, fruit trees and meandering paths. The Walled Garden is a showpiece of seasonal colour and interest. The Millennium Garden displays the intertwining initials of the present Duke and Duchess and also features a summer house built in 1867 for Queen Victoria’s visit. 

You can also explore the wonderful surroundings by foot or bicycle when you try our woodland walks and cycle trail. Enjoy magnificent views of the Castle, parkland and countryside flanked by the River Tweed.


Today
Today’s opening hours

Gardens: April to October, 10.30am to 5pm and November to March, 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

Opening
Opening

2019

House: Easter (19 April) to 30 September, 10.30am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Open weekends in October 10:30pm - 17:00pm.

Gardens: April to October, 10.30am to 5pm and November to March, 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 15.30pm).

Closed: 10 May.

Open for special events only (no free access for members): 25 August and 14 & 15 September.

 

Find Us
Find us

Floors Castle is on the outskirts of Kelso. The main gates and driveway are open in Spring and Summer offering you stunning views of the castle as you enter and arrive at our free parking site. In Winter months and to access the Terrace Cafe we ask guests to join us through our rear gates.

Bus are available to Kelso daily. Floors Castle is a 15 minute walk from the town centre during the season. The Scottish Borders is accessible by train on the East Coast rail line between London and Edinburgh stopping at Berwick-Upon-Tweed which lies approximately half an hour away. Public transport operates from the town.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Castle, Gardens & Grounds
Adult: £11.50
Child: £6.00
Family: £29.00

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Floors Castle is a great option for a group visit either with a guided tour or independently at the 5 star visitor attraction of leisure and our guides help to make the tour extra special with their knowledge, enthusiasm and friendly approach. 

The Castle, the outstanding gardens including the famous walled garden, the exceptional food prepared in the Castle kitchen makes for a wonderful day out.

To book or to make an enquiry, please contact enquiries@floorscastle.com or call 01573 227660.


A word from the owner

The love story of the 8th Duke of Roxburghe and Duchess May, a wealthy American heiress, could easily be mistaken for a plotline in the popular drama Downton Abbey. We hope you enjoy visiting our romantic Castle.

Things to See

Fun Facts

Floors Castle is the largest inhabited Castle in Scotland. Queen Victoria visited in 1867. A summer house, named the Queen’s House, was built for her to take afternoon tea.

 


Walks

Explore the wonderful surroundings and grounds including woodland and riverside walks and our cycle trail. Enjoy magnificent views of the Castle and surrounding countryside and parkland flanked by the River Tweed. Tour the grounds along tracks, paths and private roads on our 2.9km cycle trail suitable for all ages. Floors Castle is great place for all the family including your four-legged friends.



Weddings

Floors Castle is one of the finest Scottish castles in the area.

Whether you are looking for the grandest of entrances fit for a Duchess, an elegant but more informal garden wedding or large-scale marquee on the lawn, Floors Castle is a perfect venue to consider.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking

Accommodation

The Head Gardener's House is a beautiful self-catering holiday let within the Walled Garden at Floors Castle. Having been restored by the Duchess of Roxburghe and her team, it is a light bright two-bedroomed house to stay while enjoying the Scottish Borders.

Featuring an immaculate kitchen and cosy drawing room as well as two bedrooms, one with en-suite, the Head Gardener's House is a sumptuous place to stay if you’re looking to get away from it all.

Surrounded by the fabulous Walled Garden, you can enjoy private use of the gardens outside opening hours while staying here.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Whether you are celebrating, rewarding or impressing, Floors Castle has breathtakingly beautiful settings to wow even your most travelled guests. 

Nestled in the Scottish Borders and just over an hour from Edinburgh International airport, choose from 54,000 acres to find your area that suits your needs best.

We have a wide variety of private function rooms ranging from the State Dining room with a magnificent fireplace and solid oak furniture, to the Ballroom adorned with priceless tapestries and spectacular views of the grounds and countryside, to charming moor huts to historic out houses, from formal gardens to our expansive lawns. The choice is yours.

Facilities

  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible

School Visits

Come and explore the Gardens and Grounds of Floors Castle. See what wildlife you can spot on the woodland walks. 

School groups can also step inside the Castle and explore the grand rooms at their own leisure.