• Our family really enjoyed our time at Aikwood Tower. It is a very beautiful place. Thank you for this magical experience that our family will never forget.

    Damon Cooley, Texas
  • It was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • 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
  • A fabulous castle in a hidden corner of Scotland with all the luxuries one could wish for after a day exploring the delightful countryside.

    National Geographic
  • 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 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 had the best wedding day ever! Thank you to everyone at Aikwood, you really made our stay & big day the best we could have dreamed of. Aikwood Tower is a fabulous & beautiful place to stay & will forever hold a special place in both of our hearts.

    Katie & Stephen, November 2016
  • Our wedding day could not have been more amazing. It was an absolute joy to be married in such a beautiful place surrounded by our family.

    Lindsey & Colin December 2016
  • 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
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Designed for camaraderie and comfort

Aikwood Tower is different to most castles and country houses in Scotland - its charm lies in its intimacy. Entering via the walled garden and west door, Aikwood Tower’s endearing quirks of architecture and craftsmanship are immediately apparent as the Kerry-handed (left turning) spiral staircase lies before you.

The Great Hall, with roaring fire and luxurious furnishings, provides a comfortable and informal atmosphere for guests to relax. Meal time conversations swirl around the vaulted ceiling of the dining room and kitchen.  A small reading study with panelled ceiling offers tranquillity and a place to read.

A good night's rest is an important wellbeing ingredient, which is why all Aikwood Tower bedrooms have Duxiana beds - the most technologically advanced sleep system in the world.  There are four double bedrooms in the main tower, with the Master Bedroom the highlight, and a fifth in the extending byre. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom.

The lower floor of the open-plan byre provides ample function space for small wedding receptions, business meetings, celebratory dinners and other activities.  The upper floor is where our only modern-day excesses can be found - TV and wi-fi - with relaxing lounge seating.  Complimentary internet access is available throughout Aikwood Tower.

The south-west facing walled garden is a true delight.  Whether soaking up the sun on the terrace, playing croquet on the lawn or picking apples from the orchard trees, the garden is a magical place to enjoy. It is also a secure environment for little ones to experience camping out under the stars.