Borders castle

Think drama, think history, think luxury.

If you are looking for somewhere unique, with a lot of heritage, then this spectacular Scottish Borders castle could be just the thing. They don’t do ordinary here and any event will be something special, intimate, luxurious and certainly dramatic.

The castle was built 600 hundred years ago and has seen many historical characters pass through its doors over the centuries, including Mary Queen of Scots. Now you too can join the guest roll call, hosting anything from an exclusive use house party to a Board meeting and everything in between.

The castle impresses on arrival, standing tall and guarding the Borders approach to Edinburgh.  The fortress is surrounded by a stone wall and reaches four storeys high, commanding panoramic  views over the surrounding countryside. Once inside you will feel the sense of history with interiors that maintain a traditional 15th century style but with an overlay of luxury and modern comforts created by the total recent re-furbishment.  Step back in time and become Laird and Lady of the castle for your stay, add a Scottish theme to your event and enjoy an exceptional exclusive use experience.

The interiors are magnificent and yet the castle retains the feel of a private home with cosy, comfortable rooms, sumptuous furnishings, roaring log fires and a warm welcome from the staff.  The opulence is nowhere more apparent than in the Dining Hall, where you and your guests will feast banquet style on such delicacies as oysters and lobster as well as enjoying more traditional Scottish dishes such as haggis and neeps. All the food is excellent and the choices are yours.

The heritage of the property is obvious in the stone walls, deep window openings, spiral staircases and suits of armour.  Charming features include a secret staircase to the top “wizard’s” bedroom,  hand-carved oak beds, roll-top baths and log-burners and  for those looking for some relaxation, a grand piano, wine and whisky selection in the cellar plus their own signature cocktail. This was always a place to entertain and there are three reception areas for grand occasions or more intimate affairs. When the day is done retire to one of the 13 beautiful bedchambers and reflect on the magic of this enchanting castle.

This is the perfect spot for a fairy-tale wedding, a medieval themed party or just a stunning place for a luxury get-together.  For the corporate client it’s ideal for confidential directors’ retreats and incentive rewards.  Whatever your event if you want something out of the ordinary you won’t get more dramatic than here.

We like:

  • a magnificent medieval banquet
  • the spiral staircases
  • the panoramic views