Aikwood Tower

Self Catering

Rory Steel, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5HJ

    Five-star style and luxury, unrivalled peace and privacy and stunning country surroundings offer a unique Scottish castle experience

    For a holiday or short break brimming with good times and unforgettable memories, then the five-star Aikwood Tower in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders is the place for you. This really is the perfect antidote to modern living - there's no better place to revive your batteries or host a get-together of family and friends.

    Built in the 1540s, the striking Grade A-listed tower house is full of authentic medieval castle charm – from the spiral staircase that winds its way through the heart of the building to the enormous crackling fire in the Great Hall.  Now fitted with all the amenities of a 21st century home, the exclusive use self-catered venue has five en-suite bedrooms (sleeping up to 12 guests) and four reception rooms - ample room for relaxing and socialising. No guest has ever failed to have the most restful, cosy night’s sleep in the stunningly comfortable Duxiana beds!

    • There are four double bedrooms in the main tower, with the Master Bedroom the highlight, and a fifth in the extended wing. All rooms except one can be presented as twins, with the room in the extended wing able to accommodate two z-beds, for family purposes. Travel cots can also be provided.


    • The lower floor of the open-plan byre provides excellent function space for weddings, business meetings, celebratory dinners and other activities.


    • The south-west facing walled garden is a true delight. Whether soaking up the sun on the terrace, playing croquet on the lawn or picking apples from the orchard trees, the garden is a magical place to enjoy. It is also a secure environment for little ones to experience camping out under the stars.

    Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay under self-catered terms or wish to be waited upon with fine food and drink, the Aikwood Tower team is on hand to meet your needs with upmost discretion and efficiency.

    Just an hour’s drive from the north of England or south of Edinburgh and settled amongst the stunning rolling hills of the Ettrick Forest, Aikwood Tower is easily accessible by car, train and air. Transfers can be arranged for all guests.

    The former home of Lord David Steel, this is the ideal base to explore all the Scottish Borders has to offer - a rich range of activities for all age groups; cross-country walking, mountain biking, horse-riding, clay-pigeon shooting, archery, fishing, golf and there are a number of charming towns, historical sites and artistic events to explore. 



    5 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    2017 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Aikwood Tower
    £1900.00 per unit per week

    Prices vary depending on season. See website for annual prices.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Castle


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Smoking Restricted


    • Remote Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Breakfast Available
    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Gluten Free
    • Halal Meals
    • Kosher Meals
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Organic Food
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Trouser Press
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Airport Transport Supplied
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    Aikwood Tower lies 4 miles up the Ettrick Valley (B7009) from Selkirk. The A7 from Edinburgh to Carlisle passes through Selkirk and the town is an hour's drive from each city.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Aikwood Tower is just over an hour's drive from three mainline rail stations - Edinburgh, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Carlisle. Car hire is available in each of these cities or transfers can be arranged direct with Aikwood Tower staff.

    Getting there by air:- Edinburgh and Newcastle Airports are 90 minutes from Aikwood Tower.

    Getting there by ferry:- Newcastle ferry terminal is 90 minutes from Aikwood Tower.


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner
    Romantic Package
    Valid 12 Feb 2015 to 18 Mar 2016


    Winter Wedding 2015-16 Special Offer

    Wedding ceremony, reception for 40 guests & wedding party accommodation for £7,300.  60 guests for £9,500.

    It’s during Winter that Aikwood Tower really comes to life making it the ideal setting for an incredibly special and memorable wedding. Nestled within its castle walls you can forget the elements outside and immerse yourselves in a castle romance. The roaring fire, twinkly candlelight and rustic decorations create a wonderfully romantic atmosphere.  Often a sprinkling of snow adds the perfect final touch!

    Working with our excellent in-house team of wedding planner, chef and florist, we are pleased to offer a special package to couples marrying during Winter 2015-16.  

    We have two packages to choose from, for either 40 or 60 guests, each including;

    •     Exclusive use of Aikwood Tower for Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Party  

    •     Seasonal Wedding Breakfast from in-house chef

    •     20 bottles of wine for 40 guests/ 30 bottles for 60 guests

    •     14 bottles of Prosecco for 40 guests / 20 bottles for 60 guests

    •     Bridal bouquet and two buttonholes

    •     Stylish, atmospheric, decorative lighting for Laich Hall and Cart Shed

    •     Use of Gardens and Grounds for photography

    •     Wedding planning service

    •     Two nights accommodation for 11 guests 


    (Terms & Conditions apply)

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