Our Location

Our Location

Thirlestane Castle,

Lauder, Berwickshire

Scotland, TD2 6RU

Contact Us

Email: enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk

 Tel: +44(0) 1578 722430

How to find us

Driving south from Edinburgh:

Take the A68 south towards Jedburgh. Drive through the centre of Lauder and look out for the 30mph signs as you leave the town. Directly after these signs, take the first left onto the B6362 following the brown tourist signs for the castle. Approximately 200m further on you will see the castle’s Eagle Gates on the left. Turn into these gates and follow the drive to the front of the castle. If staying at the castle press the buzzer by the wooden gate, if visiting for the day please make use of the car park by the ticket kiosk.

Driving from the south:

Take the A68 north towards Edinburgh. Right before you reach the town of Lauder turn right onto the B6362 following the brown tourist signs for the castle. Approximately 200m further on you will see the castle’s Eagle Gates on the left. Turn into these gates and follow the drive to the wooden gate. If staying at the castle press the buzzer by the wooden gate, if visiting for the day please make use of the car park by the ticket kiosk.

Train services run from Edinburgh Waverley to the Scottish Borders, run 7 days a week and take just under an hour. Option to get off at Stow or Tweedbank. Visitors can transfer to local buses at Tweedbank Station, or hop in a taxi from either train station. Thirlestane Castle is a 20 minute drive from Tweedbank and 10 minutes from Stow.

For a full train timetable, please check Scotrail or Traveline Scotland.

Bus services run from Edinburgh to Lauder every hour on most days, and take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Look for No51. with Borders Buses.  https://www.bordersbuses.co.uk/

Day Visitor and Events

If you are visiting us for the day or attending a public event, we have a car park just before the wooden gate on the drive. We have two disabled parking spaces on the castle forecourt.

Accommodation Guests

There is a private car park at the top of the drive for accommodation guests. More details about checking-in and guest parking will be provided upon booking your stay at Thirlestane. 

Helicopter
We have a helipad at Thirlestane. If arriving by helicopter please email: enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk. 

If you need any more information please reach out to us

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