Lauren Visits Floors Castle

Lauren & Beverley at Floors CastleOn the second day of international travel blogger Lauren Meshkin’s tour of the Scottish Borders we visited Floors Castle.

Floors Castle on the edge of Kelso is the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Roxburghe. The castle was built during the 1720s by the architect William Adam for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe. During the 1830s, the 6th Duke commissioned William Playfair to remodel and extend the castle to how it looks today. In 1903 the 8th Duke married the American heiress Mary (May) Goelet from Long Island. Part of Duchess May’s inheritance included Gobelins and Brussels tapestries along with an extensive collection of art, furniture and porcelain which are all on display in the castle today.

A special thanks must be extended to the Duke & Duchess of Roxburghe for kindly agreeing to open the castle for our private tour. We would also like to thank Beverley Rutherford for the wonderful and enlightening tour of the castle.

Floors Castle

Floors Castle and grounds

Afterwards we had a delicious lunch of salmon with sorrel sauce prepared by the Duke’s personal chef in the castle’s Terrace Cafe.

Floors Castle Terrace Cafe

Floors Castle’s Terrace Cafe

If you would like us to create a private tour for you, we will be happy to offer you our advice and plan the tour around your requirements so that we can build the perfect tour for you. We recognise that for many of you this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and our emphasis is upon making your time in Scotland an experience you’ll always remember.

More photographs of Lauren’s visit to Rosslyn Chapel and Traquair House tour can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook.

Following her visit to Floors Castle, Lauren wrote a wonderful article ‘A Private Visit of Floors Castle with Borders Journeys’ which is available on her Bon Voyage Lauren Blog.

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