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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.

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?

Delicious pheasant curry cooked at Floors Castle

There is nothing better than eating food that has been grown or caught locally and the Chef to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe agrees. He’s been rustling up a warming pheasant curry (one of the Duchess’s lunch time favourites) using game caught on the Roxburghe Estate. Have a go at creating the dish yourself at home.

Antiques Roadshow to visit Floors Castle in 2017

Antiques Roadshow 2017 visits castles, stately homes and The Queen Vic - as it celebrates 40 years valuing our treasures

Queen Victoria’s Summer House

On her visit to Floors in 1867, Queen Victoria took tea in a small summer house filled with Minton tiles adjacent to a vast glass corridor.

Meet our gardening team

Behind any great garden has to be a great team and at Floors Castle, this is no exception. Working with The Duchess of Roxburghe and her garden design team on the exciting redevelopment project, is the team of three full time gardeners.

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