Getting Here & Opening Times

We are on the outskirts of Kelso, a vibrant market town in the Scottish Borders. The area offers a fascinating mix of busy historic towns, views of rolling hills and plenty of places to stop and explore. Perfect for a day out from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle. Also enjoy Kelso Abbey, the ruins of Roxburghe Castle and Kelso Ridge.

How to get to Floors Castle

The safety of our visitors and colleagues is a priority, therefore we kindly ask that all visitors reserve an arrival time online here. (Admission tickets can then be purchased separately either online or on arrival). Please note the Castle and the main gates to the Estate on Roxburgh Street will remain closed until further notice. Access to the site is via the Terrace Café and gardens entrance on the B6397 only.

Location Postcode – TD5 7SF.  Floors Castle, Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland. Once you are in Kelso, please look for the many tourist signs ‘Floors Castle’ that are dotted around the market town and approach roads. Please refer to the Google map below. Entrances: We have two entrances to the Castle and Estate. The main gates and driveway are open in Spring and Summer offering you stunning views of the castle as you enter and arrive at our free parking site.  In Winter months and to access the Terrace Cafe we ask guests to join us through our rear gates. Sat nav will direct you to our front gates. By Road: There are three major trunk roads within the Scottish Borders; the A1 in the East, the A7 and the A68 in the Central Borders. By Rail: The Scottish Borders is accessible by train on the East Coast rail line between London and Edinburgh stopping at Berwick-Upon-Tweed which lies approximately half an hour away.  Public transport operates from the town.  The stunning Borders Railway line stretches for 30 miles and takes just 55 minutes from Edinburgh city centre, through Midlothian to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders. Public transport again operates from Tweedbank and Floors Castle is approximately 25 minutes drive away. To plan your visit using public transport please visit We are dog friendly! Dogs on leads are very welcome throughout the grounds and gardens (no dogs inside the castle please). There are tie up / water points, treats and alfresco dining at the Terrace and Courtyard Cafes so they needn’t be shut in the car.

Opening times 2020

Castle, Courtyard Café & Grounds (Including special event closures)
1st May - 30th September (Grounds only) 10:30am - 5:00pm
November - March ** CLOSED **
2nd, 3rd and 4th of June ** CLOSED **
Castle: May - September 2020 ** CLOSED **
Walled Garden, Gardens and Terrace Café - Please check for our Christmas opening dates
April - September 10:30am – 5:00pm
October - March 10:30am - 4:00pm
Christmas & New Year Closed 25th & 26th December, 1st & 2nd January and 6th - 10th January
RHS Cardholder Entry (Free Admission)
Every Tuesday See seasonal opening times
Courtyard Cafe - special event closure dates
May - September 2020 ** CLOSED **

Scotland’s Largest Inhabited Castle