Nestled in an idyllic part of the Scottish Borders a keen eye will spot Thirlestane as the blaze of red turrets reach skyward above the line of the trees.The Castle is also a magnificent venue for all kinds of events.

Admission & Tours

Castle Tours

For more information on a bespoke tour of the castle especially designed for groups please check out our Group Tours page or enquire now by emailing or call us on +441578 722430.

The castle is open for day visitors during the summer as well as being available for corporate events, large group and specialist tours throughout the year. Give us a call or drop our team an email and we can discuss what we can do for you.

Admission Prices and Opening Times 2017

From 2 May - 1 October  

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 10.00-3.00 (grounds 10.00-5.00)

Also open Bank Holiday Monday 29 May and Monday 28 August 10.00-3.00 (grounds 10.00-5.00)

General Entry

Tour and Castle Grounds including superb picnic and children's play area :

Adults £8.00 Children £3.50 Seniors £6.50 Family of 2 adults and up to 3 children £20.00

Grounds only: Adults £3.50 Children £1.50

Family Seasonal Pass £25.00  (further discount of 20% for additional visitors in party)

Guide Book

A full colour Guide Book is available priced £3.50. Copies may be ordered by post pre-paid in Pounds Sterling at £4.50 or £5.50 by airmail (cheques payable to Thirlestane Castle Trust).