5 things to do in the Scottish Borders this Easter

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!

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Vicki Steel
FEELING THE NEED FOR A SPRING BREAK?

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.

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Vicki Steel
Throw an all-weekend wedding party in the Scottish Borders

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.

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Vicki Steel
BOOK YOUR NEXT HOGMANAY BREAK NOW

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!

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Vicki Steel
Plan your Winter Wedding in the Scottish Borders

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.  

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Vicki Steel
CELEBRATING LOCAL TALENT

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.

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Vicki Steel
Snow, smiles, special memories

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...

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Vicki Steel
Art at Aikwood

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!

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Vicki Steel
10% off Winter Breaks

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.

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Vicki Steel
Berwickshire beach Trip

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.

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Vicki Steel
A new look

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. 

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Daniel Shaw
Special Anniversary Offer for 2017 Weddings

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.  

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Daniel Shaw