Scotland’s largest inhabited castle also happens to be a haven for horticulturists, with a mixture of plants and woodland. Visit the Millennium Garden to see the intertwining initials of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe sculpted into the box hedging. The Star Plantation is an expansive woodland garden, filled with evergreens, rhododendrons and ornamental trees; you can take it all in on the wrought iron seat that wraps around a grand lime tree. The Victorian walled garden still provides fruit and vegetables to the castle, and the soft fruit production in the glasshouse is now open to the public.
Must see: The Queen’s House, built in 1867 for Queen Victoria as a place to take her afternoon tea during her visit to the castle, features hand-painted tiles and large glass windows.