• 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
  • Listed in 'Four of the best private homes for house parties.' A stylish, incredibly comfortable holiday rental.

    Daily Telegraph
  • 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
  • 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
  • A fabulous place. Staying in this beautiful castle really made our Christmas.

    Armstrong Family, Christmas 2016
  • It was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • No amount of words, pictures or photos can do this place justice!

    The Dunscombe Family & Friends, August 2015, Oxfordshire
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While away the Winter at Aikwood...

Indulge yourself this Christmas and rejuvenate the batteries by locking yourself away in a sumptuous Scottish castle!

If you're looking for a family Christmas celebration with a difference, a Hogmanay with five-star style or just a festive get together with friends, Aikwood Tower is the place for you.

During the winter months, Aikwood Tower and its beautiful surroundings are truly transformed and its magical charms can't fail to transport you to the perfect relaxation haven.  There truly is nowhere better to watch winter unfold and the snow fall, than from in front of our roaring fire.

While snow isn't always guaranteed, festive sparkle will be sprinkled throughout the property with traditional Christmas decorations and a real tree. Furthermore, all Christmas and Hogmanay guests receive a luxury food hamper, packed with a huge, festive selection of the Scottish Borders finest produce.

Aikwood Tower is truly blessed by its location and especially in winter, there is a great range of activities for all the family.  These include; clay-pigeon shooting, cross-country walking, mountain biking, horse-riding and a number of charming towns, historical sites and artistic events locally to explore.   Also situated within easy reach is the River Tweed with its legendary salmon fishing and the neighbouring Bowhill Estate, one of the Shooting Times' top pheasant shoots in the country.

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