BESPOKE GAME SHOOTING EXPERIENCES

Country Pursuits

Enjoy some of the best shooting in Scotland. Thirlestane is a stunning setting and an ideal base to enjoy a range of country pursuits. The estate has extensive areas of moorland and woodland and offers grouse, pheasant and partridge shooting, as well as roe deer stalking.

Subject to availability and advance booking essential.

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LAUDERDALE ESTATE

Farming

Lauderdale Estate farms in the land around Thirlestane Castle in the Leader valley and onto the uplands on the edge of the Lammermuirs. A proportion of the land is tenanted and farmed as a mixed livestock and arable whilst the remainder is farmed in-hand and managed as traditional grass parklands and moorland for livestock production.

LAUDERDALE ESTATE WOODLANDS

Woodland

Lauderdale Estate woodlands have been carefully managed over generations to balance the requirements of the environment, habitat, landscape and commercial production.

“Enchanting Thirlestane Castle provides the perfect setting for Scotland’s iconic Glorious Twelfth.”

– The Field Magazine

HISTORIC PROPERTY

Property

The built heritage on the estate is a vital part of the estates core income and purpose. Managing the property sensitively to provide modern and varied accommodation whilst looking after the heritage is the primary objective.

BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS

Castle Walks

A visit to the estate is an opportunity to enjoy some beautiful walking routes, offering incredible views of the surrounding area and glimpses at local wildlife. The Southern Upland Way also crosses through the Thirlestane Estate.

Grounds Passes available May – September. You can either buy them at the kiosk on arrival.

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ESTATE ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES

Release your inner warrior

Unleash your wild side and learn how to survive in nature by creating your own personalised programme of outdoor activities. Pursuits including Tree Climbing, Survival Skills and Tomahawks.

Subject to availability and advance booking essential.

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Sustainability at Thirlestane

Our Environment

The effect our business has on the environment is at the heart of our decision-making process when considering all aspects of looking after the estate. Understanding how we impact what measures can be taken to mitigate the effect or to make positive contributions is a vital part of our long-term planning.

A BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE SETTING

Caravan Park

Thirlestane Castle Caravan Park is a 4-star park within the estate of Thirlestane Castle. It’s the perfect base for holiday homeowners, tourers and campers to explore the many attractions of the Scottish Borders.

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Stories from the estate

Woodland lodges coming soon!

We are excited to announce our plans to create six luxury wooden lodges that will sit in harmony within an area of woodland north-east of Thirlestane Castle known as Broomy Braes.

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Horse Riding Holidays at Thirlestane

Join us for this ultimate week long horse riding adventure taking in the castle estate and the surrounding Scottish Borders countryside.

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