Self catering in the Gatehouse
Ayton Castle is an important Scottish baronial mansion to the east of Ayton in the Scottish Borders. The present castle dates largely from the 19th century. The castle is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included
The short term goal for the owners of Ayton Castle is to breathe life back into a building and estate that has been long neglected. Initially this is concentrated on making the fabric of the house sound and secure. From
Ayton Castle is a prominently-sited, impressive local landmark, renowned for being one of only two Baronial structures by architect, James Gillespie Graham (1776-1885). The castle is set among garden terraces, parkland and attractive woodland policies, which together make an outstanding
Ayton Castle is regarded by many as perhaps the finest example of Scottish baronial architecture in the country.
Official Scottish Architectural Listing
"With work by Bryce and Maitland Wardrop and interior schemes by Scotland's then leading houses decorators, Bonnar & Carfrae, not only is this the most significant building in the parish, but also, one of the most significant within the country as a whole."