A historic setting for love, laughter,
adventure and romance

Aikwood Tower, a grade A-listed traditional Border Peel Tower, abounds with 500 years of history and medieval castle charm. It has been sensitively restored and renovated in a sumptuous twenty-first century style to create a warm and welcoming home from home. A place where you can bring together family and friends of all ages for adventures, romance and celebration.

We pride ourselves on providing thoughtful Scottish hospitality at its best. Our passionate and hard-working team ensures that every guest expectation is exceeded, leaving you with nothing to worry about other than relaxing and making amazing memories.

Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, the hidden gem of Scotland, Aikwood Tower is just over an hour’s drive south of Edinburgh and north of the border with England. Its position surrounded by the rolling hills, woodland trails and rivers of the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys is perfectly placed for unique holidays and short breaks of all kinds.



The stunning local landscape around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest walking, cycling, shooting, fishing and horse riding in Scotland, among many other leisure activities. 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.




Whatever the reason for your stay, Aikwood Tower will always have a very special place in your heart. But there’s no better place to celebrate an intimate wedding or special anniversary. The perfect marriage of ancient and modern, Aikwood Tower offers a unique Scottish castle wedding experience for up to sixty guests.




A Place For Comfort

Without a doubt, Aikwood Tower offers some of the best luxury self-catered accommodation in Scotland for ten guests.  Our 500 year old history combines with five-star interiors and contemporary boutique accommodation to surprise and charm you in every room. And you will find your new favourite place in the world in front of our roaring Great Hall fire.



A PLACE for history

The Scottish Borders has some of the richest and most dramatic history in the whole of Scotland. Discover turbulent tales of the Border Reivers, journey through the ancient hunting grounds and houses of Scottish royalty. Immerse yourself in the literature of Walter Scott and James Hogg and trace your own family connections to the area.  Or just soak up the fantastic history of Aikwood Tower, the 500-year-old walls have many stories to tell!




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