A gem of the Scottish Borders, a beautiful family home and charming Castle
Duns Castle is unique in that it has been a beloved to generations of Hays for 300 years. It has been sympathetically kept up to date, warm and comfortable but retails a distinctly historical ambience. The Castle is always hired out on an exclusive basis so your group will never be disturbed by other customers’ events. Offering everything from weddings and corporate entertaining to family gatherings and residential art courses!
Duns Castle has belonged to the Hay family for 300 years. Founded in 1320 the Castle was embellished and gothicised in a fine Georgian way around 1820. We are looking forward to celebrating its 700th anniversary in 2020.
Guests have exclusive use of the Castle and access to the extensive grounds including a walled garden, lakeside walks, extensive woodlands and a nature reserve.
Within the Castle the dining room and drawing room can accommodate 60 people for dinner service and larger events will be accommodated using a marquee on the front lawn. In our accommodation, there are 11 double/twin bedrooms and one single room and holiday cottages on the estate that can sleep an additional 33 people. The Castle also has a dance floor with adjacent, perfect for the end of any fantastic party.