Events at Thirlestane Castle

BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring

BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Join us for the 'BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring' with 1,400 vintage and classic vehicles on display. A great family day out which this year celebrates the Mini's 60th Birthday

Wild Outdoors Summer Activity Camps

Wild Outdoors Summer Activity Camps

Monday 8th July - Friday 2nd August 2019

Let your children explore the outdoors this summer with the return of our popular activity camps. Fun-filled day experiences and even overnight stays are available.


Open-Air Theatre - ‘The Tempest’

Open-Air Theatre - ‘The Tempest’

Sunday 21st July 2019 - 6pm

Enjoy a summer's evening on the castle's Front Lawn and get swept away with one of Shakespeare's most popular plays 'The Tempest'

Civil War Re-Enactment Weekend

Civil War Re-Enactment Weekend

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August 2019

The oldest re-enactment society, the Sealed Knot, is coming back to Thirlestane Castle to once more bring to life the history of Scotland's involvement in the Civil Wars.


Open-Air Cinema

Open-Air Cinema

Friday 13th September 2019

Enjoy an Open-Air Cinema experience in the relaxing surroundings of the Castle Garden

Drive-In Cinema

Drive-In Cinema

Wednesday 30th October 2019

A new experience for the Scottish Borders! Bring your car for our Drive-In Halloween-themed movie


Book an Event

Book an Event

Our Events Team are here to help

Whether it’s for a special occasion, a charity auction, a sporting event, wedding, car rally, music festival, whatever the event may be, Thirlestane Castle is the perfect venue. Our events team will bend over backwards for you.