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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 2019

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...


‘Feel closer to Floors’ with our latest blog

It's an unsettling situation for everyone just now, both here in Scotland, and around the world. At a time of year when we are normally preparing to open our doors to the public, it feels strange to not be welcoming visitors any time soon. However, in this time of worry and social distancing, we want to bring some calm, celebrate familiarity, and help our local customers and followers from around the world feel a little closer to Floors. Spring is a busy, yet wonderful time on the estate and there are plenty of good news stories to share. Each week we will be creating a blog on our website for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.


Coronavirus update: Terrace café & shop temporary closure

The health of our visitors and staff is our top priority, and to help restrict the spread of the virus, we have today made the decision to close the Terrace shop and deli for the time being. However, we will of course be monitoring the situation closely, therefore please keep an eye on our page for any updates or changes. 


Covid-19 (coronavirus) update

Due to the recent developments regarding Covid-19, and with the best interests of our staff and visitors in mind, it is with regret that we have decided to cancel our Easter weekend opening, tree climbing and fire making activities, which were due to take place between Friday 10th – Monday 13th April. We are currently monitoring the Covid-19 situation and, in light of the evolving situation, please do keep an eye on our social media and website for any updates and changes.


**Update** – Go wild outdoors at Floors Castle this Easter

Due to the recent developments regarding Covid-19, and with the best interests of our staff and visitors in mind, it is with regret that we have decided to cancel our Easter tree climbing and fire making activities, which were due to take place between Friday 10th – Monday 13th April.


Head Gardener Job Vacancy

Following the retirement of the present Head Gardener in summer 2020, we are seeking a talented and experienced person to join our friendly team.


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.


‘An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates’

We are delighted that Floors Castle & Gardens was featured 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.


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