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

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Tower is beyond amazing and we had a lovely time.

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

    Daily Telegraph
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David Martin Scott Steel of Aikwood

In his mid-twenties, David Steel was elected MP, at a by-election in 1965 and continued to represent the local seat for over thirty years, twelve of them as leader of the Liberal Party.

But David Steel had another ambition as well as political ones - to restore a derelict Scottish tower, and in the late 1980s this was made financially possible by The Duke of Buccleuch.

David and Judy Steel spent nearly twenty happy and productive years at Aikwood Tower. It became not only a political nerve-centre but a crucible for the expressive arts.  When in 1997 he was appointed to the House of Lords, he took the title Baron Steel of Aikwood.