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Back To Floorplan Neidpath Castle
Neidpath Castle is a dramatic and ancient castle perched above the River Tweed. Open by appointment, all year for private visits and events.

Steeped in history since 1300, Neidpath has welcomed kings and queens and philosophers, as well as repelling Reivers and Cromwellian Troops.

The romantic and tragic story of Mary Queen of Scots, is told in a series of stunning, world class batiks, hung in the Great Hall.

Sir Walter Scott wrote a poem about 'The Maid of Neidpath', Jean Douglas, who haunts the castle having died of a broken heart.

We offer bespoke tours for small or large groups and can lay on everything from 'Tea, Coffee & Cake', to a full 'Medieval Banquet' and 'Scottish Ceilidh'.

Back To Floorplan Bowhill House & Country Estate
Scottish Borders home of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch. Visitors go on a fascinating journey through the House, immersed in history and the world-renowned Buccleuch Collection. They’ll find masterworks by Canaletto, Raeburn, Reynolds and Gainsborough alongside beautiful silverware, porcelain, French furniture and collection of 16th century Portrait Miniatures.

A new exhibition, Love and Respect in the Victorian Age, features rare Victorian artefacts and tells the real story of the 5th Duchess of Buccleuch, portrayed by Dame Diana Rigg in the ITV series Victoria.

The House sits in a beautiful country estate with extensive gardens, the historic Newark Castle and an 18th century designed landscape.
Back To Floorplan Big Houses in the Scottish Borders
Discover 10 of Scotland's finest historic homes located in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Set amidst breathtaking scenery, there is a wealth of historic houses to view and grounds and gardens to explore, all within a 50 mile radius not far from Edinburgh. Our featured homes and castles have fascinating historical links and each has its own unique charm.
Back To Floorplan Abbotsford
Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century poet, novelist & celebrity; the ‘Great Scott’ who changed how the world saw Scotland.
Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford remains one of the most famous houses in the world, an extraordinary monument to the genius who built it.
Sitting on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders only 1 hour from Edinburgh by train, coach or car your clients can explore his beautiful estate and indulge in our cafe, shop and free exhibitions.
Our booking team will assist with all requirements from standard visits to specialist tours of the house and gardens. Behind the scene tours during the winter month can be arranged on request.

Back To Floorplan Paxton House
Paxton House is Georgian masterpiece built in 1763. It contains a nationally significant collection of Thomas Chippendale and William Trotter furniture which has recently been recognised by Museums Galleries Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. It also has works of art on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Situated in an 80 acre estate, Paxton House showcases woodland and riverside walks, manicured gardens and idyllic boat trips down the River Tweed
Enjoy a delicious lunch or sweet treat in our Stables Tearoom and find some wonderful gifts in our Regency Shop.
Paxton House is great for families with a fantastic play park and den building site.
Back To Floorplan Thirlestane Castle
Nestled in the gentle Scottish Borders hills, with its fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle is a breath-taking 16th century visitor attraction and venue with a tea room, gift shop and ample parking. Surrounded by peaceful parkland, Thirlestane is just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh. We welcome individuals and groups who would like to tour the castle and can provide free-flow or guided tours. We can also offer the venue on an exclusive use basis. With grand state rooms and more rustic spaces we can cater for many different types of events including corporate and incentive days. We work with a range of award-winning caterers and activity providers to complete your visit to Thirlestane.
Back To Floorplan Mellerstain House & Gardens
Mellerstain, one of Scotland’s great Georgian houses was begun in 1725 by Scottish architect William Adam and completed in 1778 by his more famous son, Robert. The result is an outstanding example of 18th century Scottish architecture.

The interior decoration is stunning – the ceilings are especially worthy of note, having been preserved in the original Adam colours. The Library is a masterpiece of Classical decoration and colour.
There is a superb collection of fine art with many lovely pieces of period furniture, china and embroidery collections. The portraits on show depict many members of the family.

The house stands in beautiful parkland and gardens with a playground and cafe.
Back To Floorplan Traquair House
Traquair, Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Originally a royal hunting lodge, Traquair dates back to 1107 and has played host to Mary Queen of Scots and later supported the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.
Today, we welcome visitors from all over the world. All can enjoy the extraordinary history of this lived in family home from visiting the House and grounds, enjoying the Garden Café as well as viewing the world famous Traquair House Brewery and sampling the ales in our brewery shop.
We also provide a magical venue for weddings, corporate events and a year long programme of events. You can even live like royalty and stay at Traquair in one of our luxurious antique furnished rooms.
Back To Floorplan Manderston
Manderston is a stunning example of Edwardian architecture, the supreme country house in Scotland of it’s era. A house on which no expense was spared, with opulent staterooms, a silver staircase, marble hall, acres of formal gardens and magnificent stables. John Kinross the architect designed the house for Sir James Miller a nouveau riche baronet and was instructed to create a home of glittering style to match Sir James Millers wealth and status.

Today Manderston opens it’s doors to the public for visits and private events. Whether you want to visit for a guided tour or book Manderston exclusively for your event you can be sure a warm welcome awaits you within an impressive country mansion.
Back To Floorplan Floors Castle & Gardens
Floors Castle home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe, come and see for yourself the collection of fine art, porcelain, newly restored tapestries, grand rooms and superb views. The Gardens and grounds are a delight to explore, we have woodland and riverside walks and a cycle trail and spectacular formal and informal gardens. Enjoy the frenzy of colour in the breath-taking herbaceous borders, explore the glasshouses bursting with soft fruit or take time to stroll through the Millennium garden featuring a French-style parterre and also a charming summerhouse known as Queen’s House after Queen Victoria’s visit in 1867. There are also two cafes a gift shop and Castle Kitchen and Deli.
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