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The castle lit up at night
Guest drawing room with open fire and grand piano
Wood panelled dining with open fireplace
The dining room set up
One of our luxurious en suite four-poster bedrooms
Yellow Tower room
Blue Tower Room
Cottage twin bedroom
Yellow Twin Room
Green Four Poster
Blue Dressing Room
Full size billiards table
Entrance hall
Dance floor
Downstairs bar area next to dance floor
The castle has its own lake within the grounds and many peaceful spots
The castle from above
Activities are available including target shooting, archery, croquet, highland games and falconry
Archery on the back lawn
The Geans sleeping 6
The Geans kitchen with dining table
The Geans living room
Garden area at The Geans
Cedar Cottage sleeping 8, living room
Azalea Cottage sleeping 4
Carriage Mews sleeping 5, living room
Carriage Mews bedroom
Coach House
Pavilion Lodge sleeping 2, at the entrance to the estate
The castle lit up at night
Guest drawing room with open fire and grand piano
Wood panelled dining with open fireplace
The dining room set up

Duns Castle and Cottages, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland

Sleeps 2 - 58 30 Bedrooms 60 Dining

Luxury castle and cottages sleeping 58 with flexible catering for family holidays, celebrations and corporate events in the Scottish Borders

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Duns Castle and Cottages, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, sleeps 2 - 58 in 30 bedrooms.

Duns Castle sleeps 23
Cedar Cottage sleeps 8
The Geans sleeps 6
Carriage Mews sleeps 5
North Lodge sleeps 4
Azalea Cottage sleeps 4
Bella's sleeps 4
Pavilion Lodge sleeps 2
Coach House sleeps 2

Historic Duns Castle, dating from 1320 and located in the Scottish Borders an hour from Edinburgh, is set within a 1200-acre estate and has been a family home for 300 years.

The Castle and estate cottages can be booked individually or as a group, for up to 58 guests in total. The Castle can seat 60 guests for a formal dinner. Additional B&B accommodation is available within walking distance in the town of Duns.

The Castle is a haven of beauty and tranquility, let on an exclusive basis for weddings, private hire, group holidays, family celebrations and corporate retreats. Guests can participate in various activities or simply unwind and relax to make the most of their stay. In partnership with the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the estate boasts its own nature reserve complemented by extensive forest trails and a network of walks through parkland, woods and past stunning lakes.

The Castle has a homely and authentic feel and we want you to feel quickly at home and to enjoy every aspect of your stay. Our friendly staff will work with you and draw on our extensive network of preferred suppliers to help you plan and organise your perfect event.

Each cottage has its own character and style, and all are well equipped.

We can arrange several fun or team-building activities including archery, clay pigeon shooting, mini-highland games, hovercrafting, 4x4 driving, falconry, nature tours as well as a host of cultural experiences from wine and whisky tastings to murder-mystery, story-telling and art classes.

The Berwickshire town of Duns is within easy walking distance and boasts a historic town trail, several excellent pubs, shops and bistro-style restaurants as well as a museum commemorating local motor sport legend and twice Formula 1 world champion Jim Clark.

Please contact us to check availability and to start planning your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Duns and will do all we can to make sure you have a wonderful and memorable time with us.



Complimentary WiFi in most guest areas.


Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for disabled guests.

Dog Friendly

Sorry, no pets as we have working dogs on the estate.


There is a small but well equipped butler's kitchen located off the grand dining room available to guests for self-catering.

Dining Room

The beautiful wood panelled dining room with impressive log fireplace can seat up to 60 guests for dinner.

Sitting Room

Guests have a private sitting room for their use during their stay, with a wood stove, grand piano, TV and bluetooth speaker. Views over the estate

TV and Music Facilities

We do not have TVs in the castle bedrooms but we do have a TV, grand piano and a Bose sound system in the sitting room for guests to enjoy.

Games Room

Lovely large billiard room.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating throughout and a large wood fire in the dining room, with a wood burning stove heating the sitting room.


Duns Castle has 12 bedrooms: 4 four-poster beds, 4 doubles, 3 twin rooms and a single room. The cottages can accommodate up to a further 31 guests.


All linen, towels, flannels, hair dryers, basic toiletries and bathrobes are provided. Ironing boards and irons available to guests.


Bathrooms are supplied with toiletries. 5 en suite and 4 additional bathrooms.

Children's Facilities

We welcome families and children. Additional beds and cots that can be added to rooms by arrangement. Many of our activities are child-friendly.


Duns Castle lake and nature reserve has beautiful secluded walks. Tennis court, croquet and preferred providers with a range of outdoor activities

Swimming Pool

We do not have a pool but there is a public pool in Duns.


Ample private parking.


No smoking in the castle please.

Booking Information

Please contact the castle for current prices and short notice deals. Smaller cottages from £340-390 per week, larger cottages from £579 per week. The castle is hired out on an exclusive basis and you can request a costed example itinerary to help you plan your perfect private event.

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Duns Castle is set in 1200 acres of woodlands hills and fields, near the ancient small market town of Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland.

  • Buses go from Duns Market Square to various local destinations including Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar train stations are both about 16 miles away on the East Coast main line from London to Scotland.
  • Duns, about a 10 - 15 min walk from the castle.
  • In Duns, about a 10 - 15 min walk from the castle.
  • Edinburgh airport is about an hours drive from the castle. Newcastle airport slightly further, about 90 mins. Glasgow airport is 2 hours away. Helicopters can land at the castle by arrangement.

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