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Floors Castle is ‘buzzing’ about the arrival of one thousand clay bees from Kelso High School

More than 1,000 golden clay bees have been handmade, fired and painted locally in Kelso. Young people from Kelso High School and surrounding primary schools have worked alongside their teachers, local community, politicians and business leaders to create ‘The Golden Swarm’. The bees will form an installation that celebrates the collaboration of the local community and is the product of the Golden Swarm project which began over one year ago.


Antiques Roadshow at Floors Castle

2018 marks the 40th year of the Antiques Roadshow being on our screens. Over the years the show has visited some fabulous locations around the UK and the current series is no exception with a selection of beautiful settings, including Floors Castle.


Visit Floors Castle With MyHotlelBreak

Myhotelbreak is all about that ideal hotel getaway. Whether that’s a city break or an escape to the country, we have the ideal hotel for all occasions. What else adds to the perfect weekend away you ask? Having breath-taking attractions near to where you’re staying, obviously. It’s worth taking time out visiting Floors Castle, an unbelievable tourist attraction nestled in the Roxburghe Estate. Immerse yourself in the collection of fine arts, newly restored tapestries, superb views and grand rooms. Enjoy fresh walks and generally watch the world go by in the informal gardens where you can sit and relax.


Duchess May of Floors Castle

The love story of the 8th Duke of Roxburghe and Duchess May could easily be mistaken for a plot line in the hugely popular drama Downton Abbey.


How we look after our Chrysanthemums

March is still a busy time of the year in the gardens at Floors Castle. During the winter and early spring much preparation occurs to ensure the gardens look impressive during the summer. One plant that needs more preparation than most are our Chrysanthemums which are used for decoration in the castle when they are flowering.


Snowdrop splendour at Floors Castle

We are opening the grounds specially on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February for people to see these springtime flowers at their best.


A Look Back at Queen Victoria’s Visit to Floors Castle, 21 – 23 August 1867

To coincide with the launch of our new ‘royal’ wedding venue – a charming summerhouse specially built for Queen Victoria - we look back at the Queen’s historic 19th century visit.


Our Very Own ‘Royal’ Wedding Venue

As excitement builds around this year’s Royal marriage, we’ve launched a very special wedding venue with important Royal connections.


Happy Shortbread Day from Floors Castle

Everyone loves a tasty piece of shortbread with a cuppa and this traditional Scottish biscuit is a favourite with many of our customers who visit the Terrace Café.


Picking the perfect Christmas gift at Floors Castle Shop & Deli

Time is ticking down until Father Christmas climbs down the chimney to deliver presents to those who have been good boys and girls. But have you found the perfect gifts for loved ones yet?


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