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Massed Pipe Band Day

Sunday 25th August 2019
A fantastic day out for the whole family.

Join hundreds of spectators at Floors Castle and prepare to be marveled at our annual Massed Pipe Band day. A long-established Castle tradition, this memorable day out originally initiated by the present Duke’s father is not to be missed.


Father’s Day American Car Beer & BBQ at Floors Castle

Treat your Dad this Father’s Day to our fantastic Beer and Burger BBQ event at The Courtyard Café at Floors Castle & Gardens, Sunday 16th June 2019, 12 - 3pm.

We are thrilled to be joining up with The Kelso Classic American Car Show on Sunday 16th of June to bring you a unique lunch experience to celebrate Father’s Day.


The latest news from Floors Stud

We were delighted to see Attraction's son Elarqam back in the winners enclosure last week. The Attraction/Frankel 4 year old won the Betfair Best Odds On ITV Races Festival Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday 25th May. Possibly the target with him may be the Prince of Wales Stakes Gr1 at Royal Ascot.


What’s new in our garden this month?

Spring is a busy time of year in the garden and our dedicated team are working hard in preparation for the season ahead.

We have been catching up with Head Gardener at Floors, Andrew Simmons, who has given an insight into the teams focus for this month. Andrew has also shared his favourite key points of interest to keep an eye out for during your visit in April...


Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Treat your mum this Mother's Day to a very special Floors Castle afternoon tea. Made and prepared by Head Chef to The Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.


Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles – Open-air theatre at Floors Castle

Floors Castle is delighted to be working with Chapter House Theatre Company again to present a magical open-air garden theatre event in the grounds of Floors Castle this summer.Join us on Friday, 31st July 2020 at 7pm for a truly memorable evening of entertainment and see Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles performed in magnificent surroundings.


Coming Soon… ‘An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates’

We are delighted that Floors Castle & Gardens will feature on an exciting new TV show from Julie Montagu on the Smithsonian Channel.


Snowdrop Weekend

Discover a carpet of snowdrops covering the woodland floors.
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2020. 10.30am - 4pm.


A new year, a new you

Enjoy the great outdoors at Floors Castle in 2020. With beautiful gardens to explore, expansive grounds to run through, riverside walks to enjoy with the dog and a meandering cycle path that is perfect for a family bike ride, there's no better place to relax and unwind.


Treat yourself this January

Discover our collection of beautiful giftware and treat yourself to homemade produce from our Gift Shop and Deli located within the Terrace Café.


Winter menu – now available at the Terrace Café

The Terrace Café is the perfect spot for a bite to eat during the winter months. Enjoy delicious home made meals and home baking in our cosy tea room before taking a stroll around the walled garden.


Winner ‘Best Visitor Experience’ Award 2019

We are delighted to announce that Floors Castle & Gardens has WON Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions “Best Visitor Experience” Award 2019. Entries for the award, sponsored by The Royal Yacht Britannia, were received from visitor attractions across Scotland, all of whom were then visited by members of Britannia’s management team to see if they were delivering what they promised in their entry forms.


Online Booking now open! Meet Father Christmas at Floors this December

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th December and Wednesday 11th - Sunday 15th December. 10am – 11am each day.

Children are invited to a very special event this Christmas. Father Christmas will be taking time out of his busy schedule to stop by the beautiful Queens House within the Walled Garden at Floors. Built for Queen Victoria when she visited the Castle in 1867, this enchanting festive setting is the perfect place for this special occasion.


Picture Perfect Mini Portrait Sessions

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November, 10am - 4pm

This festive season we are welcoming the talented professional photographer, Jenny Fozzard, to Floors. Jenny will be running Picture Perfect Portrait Sessions in the beautiful Queens House during our pop-up shopping event weekend.

Set within the Walled Garden, this tea house was built for Queen Victoria’s visit in 1867 and will make a lovely backdrop for special photos. A great Christmas gift idea.


Spooky Stories

Monday 21st October, 10.30am and 11.30am

Pre-school - Primary 2 children are invited to our Spooky Stories event in the Queens House this half term. Located within the beautiful walled garden at Floors Castle and opening its doors exclusively for this event, this pretty summerhouse was built as a place for Queen Victoria to enjoy a cup of tea during her visit to Floors in 1867.


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