Duns Castle hosts “German Celebrity Wedding of the Year”

19th October 2018

At Duns Castle, we are well versed in hosting celebrity guests. In recent years, these have included Dame Judi Dench and Sir Billy Connolly, Kristen Scott-Thomas, Joseph Fiennes and Rutger Hauer as well as the wedding of sports star Robbie Fowler. On the 5th and 6th of September, Duns Castle welcomed a group of 45 […]

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2018 Wynsome Mayde crowned at Duns Castle

20th July 2018

Every year and as part of the Duns Summer Festival, the pupils of Duns Primary School elect their Queen, and bestow upon her the title of Wynsome Mayde. The investiture is an elaborate occasion, conducted with great solemnity, and consists of a Coronation Ceremony with flower and sword bearers and a parade in a horse-drawn […]

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Duns Castle hosts the Prince of Denmark

18th July 2018

The hugely talented Shakespearean theatre troupe “The Three Inch Fools” performed their musical, humorous and brilliant interpretation of Hamlet in the private grounds of Duns Castle on Thursday 12th July 2018. Masters of their craft, they provided an evening of family entertainment and brought a vibrant, engaging and fresh approach to what is one of Shakespeare’s most […]

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18th July 2018

Here’s the amazing 4 minute clip of Duns Castle Estate as seen from the air by Marra, a beautiful White Tailed Eagle (aka. Sea Eagle). The speed of Marra’s descent at the end of the clip would appear to outmatch most rollercoasters. Turn on your sound and Enjoy! Falconry is one of the many bespoke […]

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Duns Castle is Highly Commended at the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards

23rd March 2018

Duns Castle Estate scooped another award last night at the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards Ceremony held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Of the 550 entries in the Rural Hospitality category, Duns Castle Estate came in third, winning the “Highly Commended” accolade. Thank you to the organisers of the ceremony and to the judging panel for […]

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Duns Castle hosts the MBTAG Gala Dinner showcasing the best of the Borders

20th March 2018

Over 20 tourism professionals from the Borders and 12 high-end Tour Operators gathered at Duns Castle this week for a Gala Dinner organised by Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group (MBTAG) as part of their Travel Trade Fam Trip, showcasing the best of the Borders. The Orde Food Company, from our panel of preferred caterers, […]

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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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