We hired a cottage on the estate for my friend's 30th birthday, and what a great location. You're out of the way in beautiful countryside, and can have a long walk around the estate, and the lovely lake,so you feel like you're miles away when you're actually only a pleasant 15 minute walk from the great pubs, shops and restaurants in Duns. We spent 3 happy evenings in front of the open fire, and cooked the fantastic local food on offer in the independent shops in town.
Aline the owner came round with her charming dogs and invited us to a party they were having that evening- the castle is spectacular. We went to the Christmas lights switch on and watched a pipe band march around the town, all dressed as Santa, and there was free mulled wine! I went to the beautiful church in the town the next day and had some marvellous home made rocky road cake, and a friendly welcome. I think Duns is probably the most welcoming place I've ever been, and the experience really brought us closer together.
Thanks Aline and Alexander!
- Also Known As:
- Duns Castle Scotland