Floors Castle is home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe who inherited the estate at the age of 19. For that last 20 years he has worked on ensuring that estate is self sustaining and financially viable for future generations.
The site for the building of Floors Castle is a natural terrace overlooking the River Tweed and facing the Cheviot Hills, the heartland of the Roxburghe Family Estate.
It lies on the opposite river bank to Roxburghe Castle, once the strongest fortress along the former border with England.
In 1721, William Adam was commissioned by the 1st Duke to make additions to the eastern end of an existing tower-house to create a plain, but symmetrical, Georgian country house.
The 6th Duke invited on the Scotland’s leading architect, William Playfair, to remodel the castle between 1837 and 1847. He drew his inspiration for Floors from the highly ornamented picturesque style of Heriot’s Hospital in Edinburgh.
The result is a romantic fairytale castle with its roof scape of turrets, pinnacles and cupolas.