Duns Castle, Duns, Berwickshire

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Sleeps
10-23
Bedrooms
12
Dining
60
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2019
Property Type: 
Castles and Chateaux
Large luxury castle sleeping 23 for catered family holidays, celebrations and corporate events in the Scottish Borders

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Duns Castle, Duns, Berwickshire, sleeps 10-23 in 12 bedrooms.

Duns Castle, located in the Scottish Borders just an hour from Edinburgh, is set within a beautiful 1200-acre estate and has been a family home for 300 years. Steeped in history, the oldest part of the castle dates from 1320 and a programme of events through the year will mark its 700th Anniversary.

The Castle and its seven lovely estate cottages (see separate listing) can be booked individually or as a group. The Castle sleeps up to 23 in 12 luxurious bedrooms and can seat 60 guests for a formal dinner. By including the cottages in your package we can accommodate 56 guests on site. Additional B&B accommodation is available within walking distance in the town of Duns.

The property is a haven of beauty and tranquility, and is 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.

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.

Facilities

There is a small but well equipped butler's kitchen located off the grand dining room available to guests for self-catering.
The beautiful wood panelled dining room with impressive log fireplace can seat up to 60 guests for dinner.
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
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.
Complimentary WiFi in most guest areas.
Lovely large billiard room.
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 33 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.
Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for disabled guests.
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
We do not have a pool but there is a public pool in Duns.
Ample private parking.
No smoking in the castle please.
Sorry, no pets as we have working dogs on the estate.

Location

Duns Castle is set in 1200 acres of woodlands hills and fields, near the ancient small market town of Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland.
Duns, about a 10 - 15 min walk from the castle.
In Duns, about a 10 - 15 min walk from the castle.
In Duns, about a 10 - 15 min walk from the castle.

Booking Information

Please contact the castle for current prices and short notice deals. 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.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
Yes
Other Meals
Yes
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
Yes
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
Yes
Pets
No
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Duns
Berwickshire
TD11 3NW
United Kingdom
Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar train stations are both about 16 miles away on the East Coast main line from London to Scotland.
Buses go from Duns Market Square to various local destinations including Berwick-upon-Tweed.
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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E.g., 6 Jul 2020
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Duns Castle, Duns, Berwickshire
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Joined us: 2019
+44(0)1361 883 211
Duns
Berwickshire
TD11 3NW
United Kingdom