Floors Castle (Scotland)
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Clearly visible from Kelso Bridge, looking upstream, it is Floors Castle - the largest inhabited house in Scotland. The original house, which was a plain, simple dwelling, has been re-designed by William Adam in 1720, as a larger dwelling for John, 1st Duke of Roxburghe, but William Playfair, when he remodeled it in 1849, he added all the frills and fripperies that we see today. The beautiful entrance gates were erected in 1929 as a silver wedding gift from the 8th Duchess to her husband. On display inside the castle, are many fine pieces of French furniture of the 17th and 18th centuries, along with Oriental and European porcelain.
Inside the grounds are beautiful walks, a walled garden, picnic areas and a garden center and a restaurant.
Those who have seen the 'Tarzan of Greystoke' films can recognize the building as it was the setting of the film. Locals took part as extras in the production. Open from Easter to October, seven days. admission fee.