Floors Castle, Kelso

Floors Castle, Kelso, Scotland

This evening, I mam posting information on Floors Castle  which is located near Kelso  in the Scottish Borders. This spectacular mansion stands on a terrace overlooking the River Tweed. Key facts:

  • Home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe
  • Reputedly the largest inhabited castle in Scotland.
  • Designed by the renowned William Adam for the first Duke of Roxburghe with building commencing in 1721.
  • The original Adam design was embellished under the 6th Duke. Then, around 1849, the architect Playfair transformed the castle with a multitude of spires and domes.
  • Internally, the spectacular state rooms house collections of paintings, tapestries and furniture. The latter features an important collection of 17th and 18th century French items.
  • Oustide there  is extensive parkland and gardens offering avariety of wooded walks. The Walled Garden  contains magnificent herbaceous borders whilst in the outer walled garden  can be found a summerhouse built for Queen Victoria’s visit in 1867.

At the Castle there is a restaurant, gift shop and guided tours. Just four miles away is the Roxburghe Hotel & ( Championship) Golf Course.

A worthwhile attraction in the Borders.

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