• 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
  • The Tower is beyond amazing and we had a lovely time.

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

    Daily Telegraph
  • 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
  • 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 castle in a hidden corner of Scotland with all the luxuries one could wish for after a day exploring the delightful countryside.

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

    The Woods Family, Christmas 2014
  • 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
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Westminster to Holyrood and the world around

The man who breathed new life into Aikwood Tower in 1988 has had a long and distinguished career in British politics. Until recently, this room was the sanctuary of Lord Steel of Aikwood of Ettrick Forest.

While fellow guests may be busying themselves in the Great Hall, kitchen, garden or elsewhere, the Laird's Study provides the perfect space for enjoying a good book.

The library of political biographies has been personally chosen by Lord Steel as examples of inspiring thinking and focus upon leaders of great will and determination.