Duns Castle announces Residential Art Classes for 2018

18th January 2018

The next residential art weekend, with tutor Claudia Petretti and organised by Edinburgh-based Art Amatoria, will take place at Duns Castle on 28th/29th April 2018. Two full days of painting and tuition, all meals, including a three course dinner, and a night’s stay in the beautiful castle. Beginners and non-painting partners welcome. Book your place now!        […]

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Duns Castle among finalists for 2018 Scottish Rural Hospitality Award

6th December 2017

The Scottish Rural Awards are the ultimate benchmark of excellence in Scotland’s countryside – a celebration of the enterprise, innovation, dedication and community spirit of those who live in rural Scotland. Now in their fourth year, the Scottish Rural Awards are partnered by Scottish Field and the Scottish Countryside Alliance, in association with the Royal […]

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Duns Castle wins Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year!

3rd November 2017

We are really honoured to have been named Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards. Again, a huge WELL DONE to all the team and thank you to all of our guests, corporate clients and service providers who have put their trust in Duns Castle over the […]

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Duns Castle wins Venue and Customer Experience of the Year!

11th October 2017

We are delighted to share some images courtesy of the 2017 Scottish Event Awards where Duns Castle Estate scooped both awards from the two categories for which we were nominated, namely “Venue of the Year” and “Customer Experience of the Year.” We wish to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our team who have […]

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Duns Castle welcomes HomeAway’s Prizewinners

9th October 2017

Almost one year ago, we discovered that Duns Castle had been chosen from among castles across Europe to become the flagship property for HomeAway’s 2017 brand awareness campaign linked to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. What an amazing adventure it has been: the filming of a TV and cinema commercial last December, a major PR […]

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Midlothian and Borders Tourism Professionals visit Duns Castle

30th September 2017

We enjoyed welcoming 50 tourism professionals from the region as part of a FamTrip organised by MBTAG (Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group). This video not only features Duns Castle but also helps to showcase many other venues and visitor attractions in the area including the Jim Clark Trust in Duns. Plenty for our guests […]

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2017 Scottish Borders Heritage Festival launches at Duns Castle Estate

5th September 2017

What a great evening for the launch of the Borders Heritage Festival’s signature event “Lighting the Borders.” Beacon, Lanterns and Castle were all lit beautifully to mark the occasion. Huge thanks to all the 300 participants, to the actors, to the organisers and to the volunteers. Here are just some of the images from the […]

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Duns Castle Estate celebrates with The 2017 Duns Summer Festival

9th July 2017

Congratulations to the Duns Summer Festival committee and to all involved for a truly impressive week of festivities. Among these we hosted a commemorative service on Duns Law, a Family Fun Run and several ceremonial cavalcades of riders upholding local tradition. Community spirit, creativity and effort combined once again to deliver a colourful and amusing […]

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Top US morning show broadcasts live from Duns Castle

15th March 2017

We had an amazing start to the week. While the Berwickshire Hunter Trials were underway in the fields of the estate, the castle hosted the live broadcast of “Today on NBC”, the top-ranking morning show in the US, as the launch event to HomeAway’s PR Week. Presenters Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones, Keir Simmons and Kelly […]

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