The local area around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest walking, cycling, shooting, fishing and horse-riding in Scotland, among many other leisure activities. Outdoors enthusiasts will be in their element soaking up the fresh air and exploring this breathtaking part of the world.
Rich and varied in its history and culture, the Scottish Borders offer much to explore, from romantic abbey ruins and magnificent stately homes, to the local towns' Common Riding festivals and Rugby 7 tournaments. With Edinburgh just over an hour’s drive or train ride away, a formidable array of city delights are within easy striking distance.
Whatever the type of break you are looking for, each season shows the Scottish Borders in its own special beauty, showcasing the area's outstanding nature and wildlife at its best at every turn. But this is Scotland and you could easily experience all four seasons in one day! - Don't worry if you forget your wellies though, as the castle have plenty on hand for you to borrow during your stay.