Hotels near the Floors Castle
Reputed to be Scotland's largest inhabited castle, Floors Castle on the River Tweed is the seat of the Dukes of Roxburghe. Located in the Scottish Borders, the castle, as it is today, was fashioned from a tower house in 1721.
Visitors can see the holly tree that marks the spot where James II of Scotland was killed on 3 August 1460. Tours of the house include the bird room, where the sixth Duke's collection of stuffed birds sits rather oddly in their gothic cases.
Visitors are also invited to explore the grounds, including the Woodland and Riverside walk, from where - if you're lucky - you could see oyster catchers, herons or green plovers on the River Tweed.
There is also the Millennium Parterre, created in the woodland in 2000 as a complement to the Walled Garden.
Floors Castle Information
When: Apr 2013 (various dates)
Cost: £7.50; seniors & students £6.50; 5-16s £3.50; under 5s free; family £19
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Address: Kelso, TD5 7SF
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