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

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

    Daily Telegraph
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
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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.