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.


The Castle and grounds are open this year from 30th April - 30th September 2018.

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

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

Afternoon Teas are available every Sunday during the open season but tables must be booked in advance.

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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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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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