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Floors Castle & Gardens

  • 4.6

  • from 901 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.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Scottish Borders, TD5 7SF

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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 901 Google reviews

Samantha Davies

4 months ago

5

I went to see a concert here last night, and it was absolutely amazing. The castle was breathtaking, like something from a fairytale. The inhabitants were obviously listening to the concert, as they were playing tricks while the artist was performing much to the amusement of the crowds and delight of the artist. The landscape, location, everything is just perfect. If you're visiting the Scottish Borders then a must see.

Luis José Salazar Serrano

3 months ago

5

Very beautiful place to spend a day with the family. There are very nice activities for kids and the tomato soup in the cafeteria is superb. Even though the castle may look boring for kids, they have managed to make some activities that make the visiting very cool. The entrance fee is expensive and to really visit all the places y recommend to start early.

T & W Mac Travels

4 months ago

5

Great castle with a lovely garden and small cafe. We visited on a day that was a bit rainy, so there was only a small group of people. It was a lovely afternoon exploring the castle itself and admiring the gardens.

Donna Lilley

3 months ago

4

Absolutely beautiful building & grounds. Not inside for too long considering how big the building is but more than enough in the gardens. The fairytale trail was great fun. Cafe was OK but no light bite menu (sandwich/salad/wrap etc) more coffee & cake and as normal with these places fairly expensive but nice. A good few hrs spent there for £18 per adult & no charge for children.

Ian Bamforth

2 months ago

3

Mostly lovely visit to Floors Castle. Lovely castle, superb grounds and nice gardens. However, two issues meant dropped two stars in my view. First was lack of dog friendly stiles on 2.5 mile waymarked walk would have been very difficult for anyone with a large dog, or older person to get over. Second was the Terrace cafe. It was busy so we said we'd sit outside on benches. Then we were given fruit tart in a Indian takeaway box, very, very small coffee and tea and no napkins etc. Also staff didnt say there were tables on the terrace at the back of the cafe. Quite poor service!

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