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Floors Castle

Floors Castle is the largest inhabited house in Scotland, home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and set in the heart of the Scottish Borders Countryside.

Filmed in the film of Greystoke as the home of Tarzan, the house is full of magnificent tapestries, porcelain, 17th century French furniture and artworks.

Floors Castle is on the edge of the pretty cobbled square town of Kelso. It commands spectacular views over the Cheviot Hills and the River Tweed.

There are many parts to the gardens to discover. Walking from the castle across the massive front lawns you can wander through the Star Plantation Woodland, which is particularly beautiful in the spring with masses of bulbs. This brings you to the Millennium Parterre which was built by the current Duke and Duchess, and is designed in traditional French style. Here you can discover the little stone garden cottage where Queen Victoria took afternoon tea on her visit in 1867.

Beyond the Parterre is the Walled Gardens. It is one of the last few traditional walled gardens still in operation in Britain. The stoned fruit glass houses, soft fruits cages and vegetable gardens all supply the castle kitchen and the plants and flowers for the castle rooms. The Walled Garden is tucked away to the west of the castle. Many of the same great gardening traditions remain and flowers are still cut for the main house from the packed herbaceous borders. Ornamental borders also co-exist alongside soft fruit and vegetable beds, surrounding the peach glass house. The most remarkable features of the garden are the original Victorian iron poles, dripping with huge swags of crimson American pillar rambling roses and purple clematis. Beneath the tunnel of colour and scent blow great swathes of grasses, lupins, geraniums, campanulas and euphorbias, creating an amazing pallette of colour!

General Information:

  • Terrace Cafe

  • The Courtyard

  • Gift shop

  • Adventure playground

  • Woodland and riverside walks

  • Disabled access lift within castle

  • Garden centre

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Floors Castle Postcode for SatNav: TD5 7SF


+44 (0)1573 223 333
+44 (0)1573 226 056

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