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  • Have had a wonderful couple of days celebrating our silver wedding anniversary with friends in this wonderful building. The Tower is perfect for an event like this. Caterers were fantastic and the food excellent.

    Peter & Alison Hogan, Musselburgh
  • Our family really enjoyed our time at Aikwood Tower. It is a very beautiful place. Thank you for this magical experience that our family will never forget.

    Damon Cooley, Texas
  • Named in 'Top 12 most spectacular self-catered properties'. Look out across the spectacular wilderness of the Ettrick Valley...open fires to toast toes in front of and a great hall for boozy banquets.

    The Sunday Times
  • Aikwood is still Aikwood and although it has been reincarnated for the 21st century, its character hasn't really changed at all.

    Scottish Field
  • Once again back to the Ettrick Valley and Aikwood Tower. As usual having a relaxing time. It is always a pleasure being here.

    Jens Jelnes, Denmark
  • For someone spending their honeymoon here there couldn’t be a more special and beautiful place. Lovely views and beautiful atmosphere. We’re sure to be back.

    Samir & Twinkle Paintal, India
  • Aikwood Tower is one of Scotland's finest examples of understated luxury...and has all the trappings of the 21st century whilst maintaining a unique medieval allure.

    aluxurytravelblog.com
  • A fabulous castle in a hidden corner of Scotland with all the luxuries one could wish for after a day exploring the delightful countryside.

    National Geographic
  • We learned a little of Border history. We saw an amount of beautiful Border scenery. We experienced the very best Border hospitality.

    Audrey Soal, South Africa
  • It's safe to say Aikwood Tower is no ordinary holiday rental...all rooms are individual and charming...incredibly comfortable Swedish DUX beds...

    Red Magazine

Understated luxury in the Scottish Borders

The exceptional sixteenth century Aikwood Tower has been lovingly renovated to accommodate up to ten overnight guests in authentic, relaxing and comfortable surroundings.

Located 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the heart of the Ettrick Forest - the ancient hunting ground of Scottish royalty up to the days of Mary Queen of Scots - the stunning local landscape around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.

While perfect for pleasure, Aikwood Tower's up-to-date facilities and function spaces make it ideal for corporate guests as well as social gatherings, such as small intimate weddings and other special celebrations.

Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay on a self-catered basis or wish to be spoilt by local caterers with fine food and drink, the discreet, efficient and friendly staff of Aikwood Tower will ensure your stay is a happy and memorable one.