New for 2015 - Scottish Borders Tour
Castles, Cake and Cashmere
The Scottish Borders, as the name suggests, lies north of the dividing line with England, and cover a swathe of Southern Uplands that runs down to a wild and picturesque coastline facing the North Sea.
The main themes in the area are its heritage of Abbeys, its impressive range of Castles and Stately Homes plus its textile traditions – the Scottish Borders is still the main production area in Scotland for fine cloths, including Cashmere.
Floors Castle, Scotland's largest inhabited Castle, Abbotsford the Home of Sir Walter Scott and Johnstons of Elgin have come together to offer your clients the chance to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the Scottish Borders.
Castles, Cake & Cashmere:
Admission to Floors Castle and Abbotsford with a tour of the mill at Johnstons of Elgin Hawick and
a coffee & cake in their Eastmill Café – Your visits can be done in any order and over a period of days.
Group rate (minimum 10 or more) Adult £18 Child £9
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For Floors Castle Group Tours:
Floors Castle, approximately one hour's drive from Edinburgh and Newcastle, is a fascinating place. We welcome groups and private tours.
Floors Castle is a good option for a group visit either with a guided tour or independent entry at their leisure. Feel free to ask us about a tailormade tour on a topic for a group, or if there is something about the Estate in which you are particularly interested.
We offer a range of tours including:
Garden Tours - for garden and plant lovers
Arts & Tapestry Tours - learn more about the magnificent collection of art, restored tapestries and porcelain.
History of Floors Castle Tours - built for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe and now family home to the 10th.
If you would like to learn more about further specialist tours around our estate, we would be delighted to tell you some options including our stud or bio-mass tour.
We offer a discounted rate for all groups and tours of 10 or more.
Note to drivers: Drivers of tours receive free coach parking, refreshments and Castle admission.
For further information, please email Beverley Rutherford or call 01573 227660.
• Guests are met at the front hall by a Castle guide and given a short introductory talk on the Castle and family
• Guests then tour the Castle at their leisure. There is a guide in most rooms who will pass on more information and answer questions
• Tour the grounds and gardens at guests' leisure
Suggested visit time: 1 hour for the Castle / 2 hours for the Castle and grounds
Guided tours are available by special arrangement. To avoid disappointment please do book ahead for all tours and groups. There is an additional supplement of £2 per person for a guided tour (min 10 people).
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Groups and coaches to the Castle and Grounds are very welcome to the Courtyard Cafe. With a delicious range of home-baking and other freshly prepared dishes it is the perfect place for afternoon tea or a light lunch.
Recently refurbished by the Duchess of Roxburghe, the Courtyard offers indoor seating for 84 people with an additional 3 tables outside to seat 18. If would like to discuss group catering in advance, please do call us.