Aikwood Tower is truly blessed by its location. The Scottish Borders covers a vast area of outstanding beauty, stretching from the rugged east coast to rural Dumfriesshire and from the English border to the historic city of Edinburgh. It offers peace and tranquility in abundance, but the unspoilt spaces and amazing landscapes of valleys, forests, lochs and rivers, interspersed around picturesque towns and villages, also offer limitless activities for all ages.

We are also perfectly situated for day trips to the rest of the South Scotland, Edinburgh or the North of England. But if you’re just looking to escape to your very own castle for some well-earned R&R then we have lots of indoor and outdoor games and books to keep you entertained.


Outdoor Activities

The local area around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest walking, cycling, shooting, fishing and horse-riding in Scotland, among many other leisure activities. Any outdoors enthusiast will be in their element, so no matter your age or adventure criteria, or whether it’s by foot, pedal or horseback you’ll be out and about, soaking up the fresh air and exploring this breathtaking part of the world.

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Cultural Activities

Rich and varied in its history and culture, the Scottish Borders has much to explore, from romantic abbey ruins and magnificent stately homes, to the local towns' summer Common Riding festivals and Rugby 7 tournaments. And with Edinburgh just over an hour’s drive away, a formidable array of city delights is within easy striking distance.

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The Seasons

Whatever the season or type of break you are looking for, the Scottish Borders always has something to offer. Each season has its own special beauty, showcasing the area's outstanding nature and wildlife at its best at every turn.

But this is Scotland and so some days you could easily experience all four seasons in one day!  Don't worry if you forget your wellies though - we have plenty on hand for you to borrow during your stay.

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"The perfect place for a very different family holiday. From ages 13 to 75 we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

– the eastabrooks family, usa