5 things to do in the Scottish Borders this Easter
FEELING THE NEED FOR A SPRING BREAK?
Are you still looking for your Easter get-away? With Easter falling late this year, doesn’t it feel like we’ve been on the work treadmill for far too long and everyone is in need of a Spring break?! There’s still time to book a special weekend away – we have the Easter weekend available with 10% off – now £2,050.
And today the sun is out and Spring is definitely in our step! Daffodils and crocuses are lining the drive and beautifully dressing the orchard, the resident pheasant family are strutting their stuff round the gardens and the first lambs are settling into the nearby fields.
We’re busy putting the final touches to our holiday itineraries for guests so if you’re looking for things to do, here’s our suggestion for 5 things to do in the Scottish Borders this Easter!
Throw an all-weekend wedding party in the Scottish Borders
As last week’s flurry of snow and polar vortex ice thaws, we’re all longing for brighter days and the return of colour to the garden.
Snowdrops are already lining the Aikwood drive and the crocuses and daffodils won’t be far behind. Our resident pheasant family are strutting their stuff round the gardens and it won't be long until we start to see the first lambs in the nearby fields. Spring is round the corner!
We're busy putting the final touches to our 2019 holiday itineraries for guests. So if you’re looking for some inspiration on what to do in the Scottish Borders during the school holidays and fancy a mid-week break to freshen the batteries, here are a few highlights.
BOOK YOUR NEXT HOGMANAY BREAK NOW
Are you looking for a relaxed, laid-back wedding party with just your closest family and friends? Somewhere where your celebrations can extend over a few days rather than be one day that goes by in a flash?
At Aikwood Tower that’s exactly how your wedding will be. You hire our sumptuous, cosy castle exclusively for a week or weekend and make it your home from home, creating the perfect intimate wedding atmosphere for all your guests. Having had a busy month meeting lots of newly engaged couples and talking to them about their wedding ideas, we wanted to share some thoughts on what makes Aikwood such a special wedding venue.
Plan your Winter Wedding in the Scottish Borders
Banish the Blue Monday gloom by booking your next Hogmanay party now! If the Christmas memories are fading fast and there’s a long stretch of work ahead, you need something big and special to look forward to.
Make that something special, celebrating Hogmanay 2019/2020 in your own castle in Scotland! Whether you want to relax and recharge after a busy year or are planning an annual party with family and friends, then at Aikwood Tower we have everything you need for a five-star New Year!
CELEBRATING LOCAL TALENT
Have you always dreamt of a beautiful, romantic Winter wedding? Can you imagine getting married as the sun goes down surrounded by hundreds of candles and fairy lights? With guests celebrating your nuptials with toasty hot-gin punch or mulled wine and big heart-warming food?
While we can’t always guarantee a covering of snow, Aikwood Tower really comes to life in Winter, making it the ideal setting for an incredibly special and memorable Winter wedding. Nestled within our castle walls you can forget the elements outside and immerse yourselves in a castle romance. The roaring fire, twinkly candlelight and rustic decorations create a wonderfully romantic atmosphere.
Snow, smiles, special memories
We're having a bit of an arty moment this week. Our collaboration with local artists continues and we're super pleased to announce the second Scottish Borders artist whose work is being displayed on our real-life gallery walls - Becksy. And this weekend we'll be mostly hanging out at the Borders Art Fair, which looks set to be a wonderful showcase of local artistic and creative talent.
We've a spring in our step today...
We’ve spent today’s #snowday browsing through our bank of snowy wedding photos – there’s something very special and heart-warming about frosty scenes brightened by twinkly lights, roaring fires and huge loving smiles! Our Winter Wedding Package is still available for some dates from November 2018 to February 2019. Read on for some wedding inspiration...
Art at Aikwood
The sun is shining on our corner of the world today and so to celebrate the imminent arrival of Spring we're offering 10% off remaining dates in March and April 2018. We've just a few weeks left available so it's definitely time to book your Easter or Spring break in the stunning Ettrick Valley!
10% off Winter Breaks
Our walls have had a bit of a makeover and we've turned the Great Hall and bedrooms into real-life gallery spaces for local artists whose work we love!
We've just a few dates left for winter breaks - book now to take advantage of our late availability offer and guarantee your spot in front of the Great Hall fire - 10% off a stay from now until Friday 9th February 2018.
Berwickshire beach Trip
Hello Edinburgh Festival! We've been waiting for you :-)
We recently spent a day exploring the Scottish Borders coastline and at every turn we were blown away by the stunning, rugged cliffs, beaches and seascapes. It was well worth the hour's drive from Aikwood and we will no doubt be visiting a lot over the Summer.
A new look
Our latest local supplier collaboration is these gorgeous scented candles, hand poured by the lovely team at Love Scottish Candles. Made just down the road from Aikwood Tower in Hawick they will make great guest gifts in our welcome hampers.
Reiver Coffee for Reiver Guests
We've had a little facelift! As part of our 500th Anniversary this year, we've spent a bit of time thinking about what brings guests from all over the world to stay with us.
Special Anniversary Offer for 2017 Weddings
Wake up and smell the best fresh coffee. We're excited to have joined forces with Three Hills Coffee, one of the first businesses in the Scottish Borders to produce locally roasted fresh coffee.
500 Years Young: A Quincentenary Celebration
To celebrate our Quincentenary Anniversary this year, Aikwood Tower is offering couples booking now for a wedding in 2017, up to £500 off the standard Function Hire price. Weddings with up to 30 guests will receive a £250 discount, with £500 off larger weddings of more than 30 guests.
2017 marks a very special anniversary for all of us at Aikwood Tower…
We will be celebrating 500 years since King James V granted the lands of Aikwood - the feu deposition - to the Scott family.