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Aikwood Tower

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland
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A 500 year old grade A-listed castle, set in the heart of the Ettrick Forest. 5 star accommodation for 10 guests + can hold events for up to 70 people.

Aikwood Tower is a five-star holiday home and venue for special occasions. The Grade A-listed tower can sleep 10 guests and can hold events for up to 70 people. It is a perfect blend of ancient and modern, making it the ideal destination if a visitor is looking for a unique, intimate Scottish castle experience.

Steeped with history it is set amongst the peace and tranquility of stunning woodland in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The south of Edinburgh is located only 40 miles away.

Now 500 years old it has been renovated and restored into beautiful boutique accommodation and function spaces without comprising on the integrity of the original building. The Great Hall is an incredible central room packed with character and charm, with the centre piece of the room being a rare jogged lintel fireplace with unusual stonemason's markings. For those looking to enjoy a good book in a tranquil corner of the tower, visitthe Laird's Study. As well as the 5 unique bedrooms, each sleeping 2 guests, there is a games room and a kitchen with AGA for self-catering guests and a burr-oak dining table

Aikwood is probably one of the oldest holiday homes in Scotland. It's also one of the most luxurious and unique, so it is a very special place to visit. A huge amount of effort has been put into making every stay very personal from the outset. The staff at Aikwood Tower go above and beyond to help each guest party have the best stay ever, whether that's providing caterers, booking activities, surprise celebration decorating and much more.

Weekend stays from £60 per person, per night in Low Season. Midweek stays available. Please enquire about weddings, corporate and special event charges. Weekend bookings are for 3 nights, Friday to Monday. Week stays are Friday to Friday. Prices for a week stay start at £1,900. Dogs welcome for £20 each, but not in the bedrooms. Short breaks of 2 nights available at certain times of year.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Edinburgh