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March on the March – Robert Ker, 1st Earl of Roxburghe

March is a season to be hopeful, to look forward to the coming of Spring, named for Mars, the Roman God of War. Beyond the Roman roots that have so affected our calendar, ‘March’ has another, entirely different use.

Getting Floors Castle ready to open to the Public

It was 1977 when the 10th Duke of Roxburghe kindly opened the doors of Floors Castle to the public for the first time. To this day, with the 11th Duke in residence, visitors continue to marvel over the Castle collections and the architectural style that makes Floors one of the most iconic buildings in Scotland.

Estate to Plate – Pheasants, Grouse and Deer at Roxburghe Estate

We are proud to be able to supply our visitors and guests with the best of the larder that the Scottish Borders has to offer, and will continue to manage the natural environment to support biodiversity and balance, in order to ensure the stability and sustainability of the habitats and populations to be found on the Roxburghe Estate.

Floors Castle Food To Go Range

Orders are now being taken for our popular Christmas Food to Go range.

A Ducal Wedding

In September, Charles, 11th Duke of Roxburghe married Miss Annie Green here at Floors Castle. Their marriage begins a new era for both Floors Castle and the Roxburghe family, and we are all delighted for the Duke and Duchess as they begin their lives together.

The incredible ruins of historic Abbeys in the Scottish Borders

Along the 68 mile stretch of the Borders Abbeys Way are no fewer than four enormous ruined Abbeys, all dating from the High Middle Ages and historically accommodating a variety of religious orders.

Roxburghe Estates Grey Partridge Conservation

The latest spring pair counts have shown that numbers have risen from just 43 pairs in 2012 to 272 across the entire conservation area in 2021.

The 8th Duke of Roxburghe’s Royal Tour of the Commonwealth 1901

A voyage across the world to build relationships that must last a lifetime.

The World of Peter Rabbit Nature Trail

Have you visited our World of Peter Rabbit Nature Trail yet? With just a month left to enjoy a Beatrix Potter-themed trip around our famous grounds, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back on some of the fun that’s been had so far.

Sheep Shearing on the Scottish Borders

Over the last couple of weeks, farmers across the Scottish Borders have been busy shearing their flocks. Sheep can’t be shorn, or their wool packed, whilst wet, so the recent spell of nice weather has provided the perfect conditions for the sheep to dry-out, ready for shearing.

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