Floors Castle is a historic castle located near Kelso, in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland. It is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and has a rich history dating back to the 16th century. The castle was built in the late 17th century by the first Duke of Roxburghe, and it has been the family seat of the Roxburghe dukes for over 300 years. Over the centuries, the castle has undergone several renovations and expansions, and it now features a mix of architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque.

The castle is open to visitors and offers tours that showcase its grand halls, elegant bedrooms, and magnificent gardens. In addition, the castle features a world-renowned library with a collection of rare books, manuscripts, and paintings. The castle also hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year, including concerts, exhibitions, and festivals.

Where can I visit a castle in the Scottish Borders?

Floors Castle is one of the Scottish Borders' most iconic buildings and holds the title of being the largest inhabited house in Scotland. Whilst it is a top-rated tourist attraction, it is primarily the home to the Duke of Roxburghe and his family.

Whether you fancy taking a tour inside the castle walls, or even just a day in the playground with the whole family, there are loads of opportunities for visitors to enjoy their time at Floors Castle. Dogs are welcome in the garden and grounds, so grab your furry friends and their leads and take them on an adventure through the castle’s history with you.

Floors Castle is a popular tourist destination and an important part of Scotland’s cultural heritage. Its rich history, elegant architecture, and beautiful grounds make it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Scottish history and culture.

  • Castle, Gardens & Grounds Day tickets starting from £15 for adults
  • Dog friendly (not inside the castle)
  • Check the Floors Castle website for opening times and more information


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