We have been to Floors Castle several times over the years since moving to Scotland in 1994. The last time we visited Floors Castle was a few years ago. We visited while on a weekend break in the Scottish Borders, and there was a huge event on while we were there. This gave our day out a great atmosphere as everyone was having so much fun
Floors Castle With Kids
Floors Castle is in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. It is about 1hr from Edinburgh/Newcastle – so it is a great day out as it isn’t too far to travel
To get into the castle/grounds/gardens an adult is roughly £12 (children under 5 are free and child prices are £10.50) if you didn’t want to visit the castle then you can just pay to explore the gardens and grounds (prices are adults are currently £6.50) However, if you are coming all the way then you must visit inside.
For us Floors Castle is really more of a country home (Stately home) than a castle. However, it obviously is known as being a castle. It is a huge place! Originally the building consisted of the main middle block with towers on either end. Then around 1837 it was remodelled and rebuilt by William Playfair. The building has a romantic feeling as you walk around the rooms. It is in our opinion, very pretty.
Once you have explores the inside, then you can head outside. Outside the kids will have fun running around the adventure playground. If you wanted you could go on a woodland walk which takes about an hour or there is also the river walk which takes 1.5hrs.
There is the Terrace or Courtyard cafes which have great food…and cakes! However, there are plenty of places for a picnic if you wished to sit on the grass or benches.
We have always enjoyed our visits to Floor Castle. Inside is very beautiful and great to explore. Big K enjoyed his time exploring the castle and asking lots of questions to the staff. Its always interesting learning about the history of a building. A great place for a day out with kids, if they love history and/or castles.
Have you ever been to Floors Castle?Let us know in the comments below.
* Reviews are our own opinion. We haven’t been paid in anyway for writing this.