Duns Castle is a rare and exceptional 14th century tower house, still intact but with extensive additions over the centuries to provide a fine Gothic structure that is at once imposing and fascinating.
Since 1696 it has been lived in by the Hay family, and still remains their private home.
Duns Castle gives a serenity and sense of timelessness rare in the modern world.
The family now welcome guests to share it with them. All are made to feel utterly at home, with quiet unobtrusive service and the personal attention of the current generation of the Hay family. There is a tremendous warmth in the rich interior with comfort and authenticity being the key words. The food is simple, genuine, fresh and Scottish, and the staff willing and enthusiastic.