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Easter Holidays at Aikwood Tower - Week and Weekend Breaks Available

Spring is coming to Aikwood Tower...snowdrops are lining the drive, the resident pheasant family are strutting their stuff round the gardens and it won’t be long until the first lambs are leaping in the nearby fields. And with that comes the anticipation of Easter Bunny!

Final touches to the castle's spring and Easter holiday itineraries for guests are being made. Here are a few highlights of what’s going on around Aikwood:

Melrose 7s - Saturday 8 April is the perfect day for any rugby fan in the heart of Scottish Borders' rugby land. The world-famous Melrose 7s dates back to 1883, making it the oldest rugby sevens competition. It has attracted teams from as far afield as Japan, Hong Kong, Uruguay and South Africa. Will Edinburgh retain their champion’s trophy this year?

Bowhill Holiday Ranger Club – held throughout the school holidays, this is a fantastic opportunity for children (aged 6+) to get out and have adventures in the woodlands of Bowhill. They can try their hand at den building, pond dipping, bush craft, woodland games and fire lighting. Places must be booked in advanced.

Traquair’s Easter Eggstravaganza – the biggest Easter Egg Hunt in the Borders. Held on Easter Sunday (16 April) with 5,500 eggs. There are egg hunts in the Maze, scrambles, bonnet-making, story-telling and face-painting. Check website for times of the egg hunts.

Grass-sledging at Born in the Borders – who needs snow?! This may well offer you the best fun you have had in a long time!! Coupled with the the fact that the first Gin distillery has just opened in the Borders, plus beautiful walks, a play fort, great lunches, cake and coffee, make this a fun day out for the whole family. Book your sledging slot early!

If the above isn't enough, Aikwood Tower's Easter holiday guests will receive special (complimentary) hampers filled to the brim with chocolate treats, Easter eggs, hot cross buns and celebratory fizz!

Dates available are Friday 7 to Monday 24 April.

Week stay (7 nights) - £2,100
Weekend stay (3 nights) - £1,800

The above prices are for self-catering accommodation for 10 guests.

About Aikwood Tower...

2017 marks a very special anniversary for Aikwood Tower – it’s 500 years since King James III granted the lands of Aikwood – the feu deposition - to the Scott family.

Since then, Aikwood Tower has been built and remained under the ownership of the Scott Clan. Fortunately the doors of Aikwood now welcome holiday and special event guests from across the world.

Steeped with history and romance, the striking Grade A-listed Scottish tower house is set amidst the peace and tranquillity of stunning woodland, nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It has been sumptuously renovated and restored into five-star boutique accommodation and function spaces without comprising on the integrity of a building with a 500-year history.​​

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