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Reopening of the gardens and grounds at Floors Castle 2020

From the 25th July onwards the Gardens, grounds and Terrace Café (with a new picnic style menu only) will reopen 7 days per week. The Castle will remain closed at this time.

Until the 30th September the park walks and cycle paths are open without admission to those visiting the Terrace Café.

Stay at the Head Gardener’s House, as featured in Forbes and The Times

Handpicked by The Times & The Sunday Times as one of the most romantic places to stay in the UK, and now featured by Forbes as one of the UK's best hideaways, the Head Gardener's House at Floors Castle is a fairytale getaway for future staycation plans.

Country sports could spearhead revival

A green light for activities such as grouse shooting and deer stalking could be pivotal to economic revival in some remote communities.

That’s the conclusion from a snapshot survey of 32 sporting estates, with growing uncertainty over whether visitors from outwith Scotland will be able to participate in country sports in 2020.

Discover what’s inside Scotland’s largest inhabited castle

If you missed it the first time around you'll be pleased to hear that you can join Julie Montagu on the Smithsonian channel this Sunday as she ventures to Floors Castle in the Scottish Borders.

May in the Walled Garden

As news emerges that restrictions will continue in Scotland for the short term, it looks like it will be a while longer before we can re-open our gates to visitors. Whilst the streets and roads in the surrounding Scottish Borders community remain quiet, the gardens at Floors are a hub of activity. Wildlife continues the daily routine as normal as the gardeners go about their new way of working.

Gamekeepers donate thousands of pounds’ worth of PPE to NHS

A positive story from a news article featured in The Southern Reporter...

Gamekeepers from the Roxburghe Estates, and others across the Borders, have donated thousands of pounds’ worth of personal protective equipment for medics in the region.

The joys of spring

As lockdown continues across the country, we have visitors of a different variety frequenting the grounds here at the Castle and across the wider Roxburghe Estate. In our latest edition of the Feel Closer to Floors blog, we celebrate the beautiful wildlife making a home here.

£100,000 Covid-19 grant scheme to help Scottish Borders residents

The Fallago Environment Fund, a joint program between EDF energy and Roxburghe Estates, has launched a £100,000 Covid-19 grant scheme to help Borders and Gifford residents recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis and lockdown. 

Attraction – Flower of Scotland Still Blooming

Earlier this week we were delighted to read an article featured in the Thoroughbred Daily News about Attraction - one of the most successful horses that Floors Stud has bred.

Happy Easter from Floors Castle & Gardens

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, in this week’s edition of our Feel Closer to Floors blog we continue to celebrate the joys of spring on the estate and also turn our focus to our beautiful walled garden.

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Scotland’s Largest Inhabited Castle