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Floors Castle & Gardens

  • 4.6

  • from 773 Google reviews

A close up of a flower garden
A close up of a flower garden

About the garden

The majestic Floors Castle was built for the first Duke of Roxburghe in 1721 and remains the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. But animal lovers might be equally as excited to learn about its furrier inhabitants.

Aside from the visitor’s four-legged friends, the estate is home to the endangered red squirrel and works to conserve much of the UK’s native flora and fauna, including the increasingly rare black grouse. Elsewhere Floors Castle & Gardens is home to glasshouses bursting with soft fruits and beautifully preserved Victorian kitchen gardens, where you can spy cabbages, beetroots and other veg depending on the season. At the woodland garden, flowering shrubs are dispersed among ornamental trees.

The gracefully clipped Millennium Garden with its curving initials and formal, French-style parterre opens out onto some of Scotland’s finest herbaceous borders, ablaze with colour and height. Top off your visit, as Queen Victoria did back in 1867, with tea and cake in the summer house.

Opening times

Castle and Grounds 1 May to 30 Sept 11am – 5pm Oct (Weekends Only) 11am – 5pm Gardens & Terrace Café 1 Jan to 25 Mar 10:30am – 4pm 26 Mar to 28 Oct 10:30am – 5pm 29 Oct to 31 Dec 10:30am – 4pm Please note: Castle and Grounds closed all day on Fri 11 May.

Useful details

Garden area

4 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Scottish Borders, TD5 7SF

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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 773 Google reviews


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Very knowledgeable staff, keen to pass on information - but equally let you enjoy the Castle in peace without being constantly badgered. The a lot to see, but would like to see more, like the servants old quarters to see the "engine house" of the home. Excellent, Castle guides really made it outstanding. Still good value for money. A friend went round in the afternoon & was a little disappointed that there were 2 people chatting at the top of the stairs & not as many staff around the rest to ask questions. I recommended the Castle to him as I work with him. But he did the few staff around the other rooms were very helpful.

Susan strother

10 months ago


A gem of a stately home. Very knowledgeable guides and very welcoming. Excellent value for money. The year pass is a brilliant idea. Highly recommended and we will visit again

Thumbelina PM

11 months ago


We really enjoyed our visit to Floors Castle, the excellent knowledge and company of Sheila (ex Teacher (in the ballroom). Lots to see and do. Terrace Cafe could be better organised. We waited for ages at the entrance with another couple, hoping staff would catch our eyes and invite us in but gave up in the end. Could be making lots more cash in this area.

Glennis Copnall

a year ago


Excellent day out. Fascinating building. First class room custonians very knowledgeable and welcoming. Grounds lovely for walks and picnic. Worth a second visit to see the walled garden in full flower.

Angela Hirons

10 months ago


Amazing place. Good service, good value. Lots of interactive bits and bobs for kids. Really impressive castle.

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01573 223333

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