This exceptional sixteenth century Scottish Castle has been lovingly renovated to accommodate up to ten overnight guests in authentic, relaxing and comfortable surroundings. Aikwood Tower, the former home of Lord Steel, is located just 40 miles south of Edinburgh. It is in the heart of the beautiful Ettrick Forest - the ancient hunting ground of Scottish royalty up to the days of Mary Queen of Scots. The stunning local landscape around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.
Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay and surroundings or wish to be spoilt with fine food and drink, the discreet, efficient and friendly staff of Aikwood Tower will meet your every need. This is a perfect castle experience for pleasure, social gatherings such as weddings, birthday celebrations and other special occasions.
The restoration of Aikwood won no less than five architectural awards the first time, including the prestigious Europa Nostra. For nearly twenty years it has been a hub for artistic creativity and a meeting place for national and international politicians.
Aikwood Tower is now under new ownership of The Honourable Rory David Scott Steel and his wife, Victoria, who continue to upgrade its facilities to ensure many more people enjoy the magical charm that this castle offers in the years to come.
Aikwood Tower is different from most castles in Scotland - its charm simply lies in its intimacy.