Following the roaring success of our riding holidays in 2021 and 2022, we are delighted to launch the 2023 dates! We can’t wait to welcome you to Thirlestane Castle to discover the beautiful Scottish Borders by horseback.

Together with our renowned riding partners, Globetrotting, we have created an action-packed seven-day itinerary showcasing the very best local history, culture, and scenery. Your equestrian guide, Susy, will team you up with one of her wonderful horses, accommodating all riding abilities. From rugged moorland to wind-swept beaches, you will explore the famous common riding routes and picture-perfect Scottish landscapes.

In addition to the unforgettable horse riding, the itinerary also includes afternoon trips to local market towns and optional experiences such as spa treatments. Guests will stay in our luxury south wing suites and be immersed in the ultimate castle experience.

Indulge in delicious hospitality during your stay, including an opportunity to dine in the magnificent portrait-lined State Dining Room. You will be looked after by our dedicated team and a group of award-winning caterers to ensure every detail is perfect.

Don’t just take our word for it, here is one of the many fabulous reviews we have received from past adventurers:

‘If you are on the fence about booking a riding holiday or are apprehensive about traveling alone, hop off the fence and book it NOW!! The horses were fantastic, the accommodations were quite literally palatial, the food was top notch, and the camaraderie and friendships formed were life affirming. Our guides were a wealth of knowledge, excellent storytellers, consummate professionals, and wonderful conversationalists. I rode Turner the entire week and we could not have been more perfectly suited for each other. As game as he was, he was so, so rideable – he was never, ever strong in the bridle, and even though he was an incredibly keen jumper with huge scope, he always listened. This ride was a once in a lifetime experience!’ – Alicia Turner

What are you waiting for? Snap up the last remaining available slots and we will see you in the saddle very soon!

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