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Private Stays

Benefiting from total seclusion, perfect privacy and discreet professional in-house staff, Duns Castle is a premier party and function location in the Scottish Borders region. Known for its unique history, superb interiors and stunning parkland, the castle makes any special celebration all the more memorable.


Whether you want a once in a lifetime experience, or would like to plan an annual event, the flexibility and ease of access to the venue from local national and international transport hubs make it the perfect place for a gathering of any kind. We are also able to offer non-residential dinners and functions.


From private parties to corporate functions, the luxurious facilities, and warm welcoming atmosphere of this amazing and wonderful family home, draw guests from near and far. Nor are numbers an inhibiting factor, we welcome parties (except at weekends) as small as two persons!

Private Parties

Private parties can be catered for in the Great Hall, which dates back to the 14th century and is embellished with fine carving and warm panelling and portraits. Formal candle lit dining for up to sixty guests can be seated here, while larger numbers can be accommodated in a marquee on the castle lawns. The party menu can include traditional Scottish dishes, made with fine local ingredients, and an extensive range of Champagnes, wines and spirits from the in-house cellars.

From intimate to gregarious, you choose the style of party you desire, and the castle will accommodate your requirements. Of course with fine luxury accommodation within the castle, and in the estates seven self-catering cottages, there’s no need to hurry away. Simply stay and enjoy the magnificent views, total serenity, and wildlife inside the 1900 acre Duns Castle estate.

There’s no limit to the type of party or event the castle can accommodate, and there’s plenty of parking for all guests vehicles, including those arriving by helicopter!

Duns Castle is a one of a kind venue that really has the wow factor, all year round! With a pipe band, Scottish dancers, and traditional pursuits available on request, your party will only be limited by your imagination.