Floors Castle – A historic gem in the Scottish Borders

 

Originally dating from 1721, Floors Castle is still the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and currently home to the rather fortune 10th Duke of Roxburghe.

Set in the beautiful Scottish Borders, the Roxburghe Estate containing Floors Castle welcomes the public from May to October each year, giving everyone who visits a fascinating insight into the lives of successive Dukes.

 
Floors Castle near Kelso, Scotland [Source: Floors Castle]

Floors Castle near Kelso, Scotland [Source: Floors Castle]

 

Facilities: Being a family home, the castle is both informal and grand with historic tapestries, beautiful gardens and of course a cafe where you can rest after exploring the vast expanses of the house.

Popular with both individual visitors and groups visiting the Borders town of Kelso, the castle offers a superb day out and for those who wish to explore the area a little longer, there is a superb 22 bedroom luxury Roxburghe country house hotel and a championship golf course within the estate grounds.

 

History: Set in the bustling town of Kelso, Floors Castle was originally built for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe in 1721, and later extensively remodelled both in the 19th Century and around the 1930s.

Inside the castle the family have built up a significant collection of tapestries and paintings. Outside there are extensive landscaped gardens including a fine Victorian kitchen garden supplying flowers and home produce for the Castle shop and cafe.

 

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