• Aikwood is a triumph of imagination, creation and recreation.

    Baroness Linklater, Scotland
  • 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
  • Named in 'Top 12 most spectacular self-catered properties'. Look out across the spectacular wilderness of the Ettrick Valley...open fires to toast toes in front of and a great hall for boozy banquets.

    The Sunday Times
  • 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.

  • It was as charming as expected and made us feel like royalty. We will miss this place, but all fond moments have to end so they become memories for our lives!

    The Leleu-Eponville Family, August 2015, London
  • We spent a fabulous week here at Aikwood. The Tower is stunning & does not disappoint. The attention to detail really makes it! Very sorry to leave.

    Nigel & Jackie, November 2016
  • Aikwood is still Aikwood and although it has been reincarnated for the 21st century, its character hasn't really changed at all.

    Scottish Field
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Easter Adventures & Activities

Spring is in our step at Aikwood Tower

Snowdrops are lining the drive, the 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. And with that comes the anticipation of the Easter bunny!

We're busy putting the final touches to our Spring and Easter holiday itineraries for guests.  Here are a few highlights of what's going on around Aikwood:

  • Melrose 7s - Saturday 8th April is the perfect day for any rugby fan in the heart of Scottish Borders rugby land. The world-famous Melrose 7s dates back to 1883, making it the oldest rugby sevens competition. It has attracted teams from as far afield as Japan, Hong Kong, Uruguay and South Africa. Will Edinburgh retain their champion's trophy this year?
  • Bowhill Holiday Ranger Club - held throughout the school holidays, this is a fantastic opportunity for children 6+ to get out and have adventures in the woodlands of Bowhill. They can try their hand at den building, pond dipping, bush craft, woodland games and fire lighting. Places must be booked (www.bowhillhouse.co.uk).
  • Traquair's Easter Eggstravaganza - the biggest Easter Egg Hunt in the Borders. Held on Easter Sunday (16th April) with 5,500 eggs. There's egg hunts in the Maze, scrambles, bonnet making, story-telling and face-painting. Check website for times of the Egg hunts (www.traquair.co.uk)
  • New! Grass-sledging at Born in the Borders - who needs snow - this is probably the best fun we've had in a long time! And they've just opened the first Gin distillery in the Borders. That, their beautiful walks, play fort and great lunches, cake and coffee make this a fun day out for the whole family. Book your sledging slot early!

Plus, we'll be providing all our Easter holiday guests with special hampers filled to the brim with chocolate treats, Easter eggs, hot cross buns and celebratory fizz!

Contact us for availability and prices.

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