• 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.

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

    Scottish Field
  • Have had a wonderful couple of days celebrating our silver wedding anniversary with friends in this wonderful building. The Tower is perfect for an event like this. Caterers were fantastic and the food excellent.

    Peter & Alison Hogan, Musselburgh
  • The Tower is beyond amazing and we had a lovely time.

    The Wadham family
  • A fabulous Christmas in the most special of buildings. We have enjoyed making some very precious family memories.

    The Woods Family, Christmas 2014
  • We loved the experience of staying in a medieval Tower and appreciated the eclectic mix of furniture, books and decoration - worth crossing the world for!

    The Keeping Family, August 2015, Australia
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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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