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

    Scottish Field
  • It was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • The Tower is beyond amazing and we had a lovely time.

    The Wadham family
  • The most magical place, the ambience, decor, attention to detail just perfect. Nothing was missing, everything you could possibly want was there. We WILL be back!

    The Grant Family, August 2015, Austria
  • No amount of words, pictures or photos can do this place justice!

    The Dunscombe Family & Friends, August 2015, Oxfordshire
  • Listed in 'Four of the best private homes for house parties.' A stylish, incredibly comfortable holiday rental.

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

    The Estabrooks Family, July 2015, North Carolina
  • A stay at Aikwood was a birthday treat, and has to be one of the best i have ever had. Wonderful place. We will be back!

    The Bothwell Family, Aberdeen, February 2015
  • 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
  • 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
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Ambling or action - something for everyone

Aikwood Tower is truly blessed by its location. With Shooting Times regularly listing the neighbouring Bowhill Estate pheasant shoot as one of the country’s Top 10, and the River Tweed with its legendary salmon fishing flowing nearby, country sports enthusiasts will be in their element.

The rolling hills and woodland trails of the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys are perfect for walking, mountain biking or horse riding, and their rivers ideal for kayaking. Maps and suggested trails are available to help you navigate around the countryside, as are local guides who can point out the rich diversity of flora, fauna and wildlife, including the majestic ospreys that have recently returned to the region.

Just 30 minutes away is the mountain biking Mecca of Glentress Forest - the UK's leading mountain biking centre - with its wide variety of trails and challenging downhill runs.

The fantastic championship golf courses of Roxburghe (woodland course) and Cardrona (woodland/parkland course) are both nearby while tennis courts are just a 5 minute drive away.

If you would like a personal yoga session or soothing massage to ease away the day's exertions, local practitioners are available to come to Aikwood Tower and can be arranged if required.

Rich and varied in its history and culture, the Scottish Borders has much to explore, from Melrose Abbey to Samye Ling Bhuddist temple, and the local towns' summer common riding festivities to rugby sevens tournaments. With Edinburgh just an hour's drive away, a formidable array of city delights is within easy striking distance.