Visit

Nestled in an idyllic part of the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a meadow landscape.

Family Home to the Duke of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland and still remains home to the Maitland family today.

Located just off the A68 in Lauder, Thirlestane Castle is easily accessible and has plenty of parking.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The Castle and grounds are now closed for the winter and reopen on 28th April 2019.

Guided tours are available and the castle can also be used for private hire by prior arrangement throughout the year.

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TEA ROOM

The Tea Room serves a tasty selection of drinks, sandwiches and home baking.

It is closed for the winter and will reopen with the castle on 28th April 2019.

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LATEST NEWS

There are always exciting things going on at Thirlestane Castle from upcoming events to new collections.

Check what's been happening in our news section or read archived articles.

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SUPPORT

Maintenance of the castle and vital restorative work would not be possible without your generous support.

We're always looking for volunteers to help share Thirlestane's stories.

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BIG HOUSES IN THE BORDERS

Thirlestane Castle is one of many historic properties that you can visit in the area.

We are a member of the Big Houses in the Scottish Borders.

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