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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, 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.


Christmas ‘Food to Go’ Menu – Now available at the Terrace Café

If you have family and friends visiting this Christmas delight them with a delicious homemade spread from our special Christmas 'Food to Go' menu.
A collection of the finest seasonal dishes are available to order now from the Terrace Café. Designed by the family's personal Chef, along with the Duchess of Roxburghe herself, our exclusive menu offers an inspiring selection of Castle kitchen food that cannot be found elsewhere.


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.


Pop-Up Christmas Shopping Event

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

Step into the festive season with our first ever pop-up shopping event. The perfect opportunity to start the Christmas shopping and find special gifts for family and friends. Beautiful homeware, stocking fillers, gourmet hampers bursting with homemade Castle produce and handmade Christmas goodies are just some of the delights available.


The perfect time of year for a day out at Floors

October is almost here, however the autumnal gardens and grounds at Floors are looking as beautiful as ever. Until the end of September the Castle and grounds will still be open daily. There is so much to discover and enjoy; start planning your day out today...


The latest from our garden

With the warmer temperatures of late and the extra rainfall, there is still so much to see and enjoy in the Walled Garden at Floors. We caught up with Andrew and Laura yesterday to chat about their plans for the garden this week.


New Autumn Menu Now Available in the Terrace Café

Come and try our delicious new autumn menu at the Terrace café. Open daily all year round the café is the perfect stop for a relaxing lunch or afternoon tea. We also have a fantastic children's menu too! 


The Great British Food Festival 14th-15th September

Set on the lawns at Floors Castle, there will be over 75 food, drink and gift stalls, tasty street food, lovely bars, chef demos, artisan talks, children's activities and entertainment and live music all day. Join us for a fabulous, family day out, 10am-5pm both days!


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