This 16th Century Castle, complete with ballroom, stables, courtyard and vaulted cellars is a readymade filming location, near Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders.
Thirlestane is full of character, featuring grand interiors and beautiful grounds, juxtaposed against more rustic settings.
Situated on the Lauderdale Estate, the surrounding grounds showcase some of Scotland’s beautiful scenery.

Cast and crew can stay in the Castle’s luxury accommodation, throughout the duration of filming. Upon request, we can offer full exclusive use of your chosen filming locations on the Estate, with full privacy and discretion applied.



The Thirlestane Castle and the Lauderdale Estate are a wonderfully unique setting for photoshoots, with a diverse selection of grand and rustic back drops to choose from. Here, you’ll find the perfect location for every shot, all in one place.



We have the location and the capacity to host both large and small-scale filming projects. The Castle and its grounds can be used for as long as is required, as cast and crew can stay onsite in our luxury castle accommodation. 


Props/ Extras

If you need authentic props to bring your scene to life, items from the Castle’s collections are available to use, including original kitchen items and irons from the Castle laundries.

Cast & Crew Facilities


Host your cast and crew onsite by hiring the castle’s five apartments, for the duration of filming. (Sleeps up to 16 people).


Our private dining spaces, including our rustic Victorian Kitchen are available to enjoy during your stay.

Onsite Parking

Our forecourt has ample space for parking, temporary unit bases and actor trailers.

Past Filming at Thirlestane

The Body Coach at Thirlestane for BBC Children In Need

Thirlestane Castle was the backdrop for the PE with Joe Wicks UK tour, organised by MINI to raise money for BBC Children In Need.

Indochino Photoshoot

This global fashion brand captured their fall/winter collection around the Castle grounds and in the state rooms.

Our Locations

Contact our media team today for more information