Luxury meets history within our unique castle accommodation, spectacularly decorated and finished to a 5-star standard. Inspired by its history and the castle’s beautiful surroundings, the accommodation is tastefully furnished with antiques, artwork and artefacts from the castle’s collections. Guests can enhance their stay with a variety of experiences, such as food hampers, spa treatments and country pursuits within the castle grounds. Choose self-catering or be catered for – the choice is yours. If its nature you are looking for, consider staying in one of our luxury Estate Lodges…

Castle Accommodation

Castle Suites

Book an individual castle suite. One, two and three bedroomed suites are available. Each is uniquely designed and there are five to choose from.

South Wing

Book the entire accommodation wing. Exclusive use of all five suites (sleeping a total of 16), the courtyard, vaulted cellar & victorian kitchen for dining. 

Exclusive Use

Enjoy the private use of the entire castle including our luxury suites. Dine in our grand state rooms for an unforgettable stay.

Woodland Lodges

Set in the beautiful mature woodland of the Lauderdale Estate, our cosy Lodges have private hot tubs and premium interiors.

The Castle Suites

Our five-star, individually designed castle suites are perfect for a romantic getaway, family break or escape to the country with friends.


South Wing

The South Wing of the castle consists of five beautiful, individual apartments which provide spacious, luxury accommodation for groups of up to 16 people. Enjoy use of the courtyard, vaulted cellars & historic Victorian Kitchen for dining.


Ultimate Castle Experience

This incredible experience includes use of the entire south wing which sleeps up to 16 people and a dining experience in our portrait lined State Dining Room. Perfect for celebrating special occasions or to make the most of your time in Scotland.


Exclusive Use

Experience the luxury, live the history.  We offer the castle as an Exclusive Use venue, where you can enjoy all of the castle’s five-star suites (sleeping 16), use the Victorian Kitchen to dine as a group, and access to the grand State Rooms. All exclusively to yourself. For larger parties, add on the Woodland Lodges and you can host up to 36 guests.


Make it Memorable

Private Dining

Allow our award-winning chefs to tantalise your tastebuds. From breakfast, to BBQ’s, to banquets in the state dining room, you certainly won’t go hungry.

Exceptional Experiences

Whether you are looking to relax with a tailored spa package or invigorate yourself with adventurous activities, we’ve got it covered!

Tailored Excursions

Our team can arrange personalised tours of the Scottish Borders, whisky tasting at the local distillery, behind the scenes tours of a local cashmere mill and much, much more.


Woodland Lodges

Thirlestane Woodland Lodges are set in the beautiful mature woodland of the Lauderdale Estate. Complete with a hot tub, private deck, open plan kitchen/living space and beautiful bedrooms, they are perfect for family holidays, a gathering of friends or castle wedding guests.


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.

Nearby activities

Mountain Biking

The Scottish Borders boasts world-class mountain biking.  The Glentress trails are just 25 miles from Thirlestane. It has challenging trails for the experts, as well as easy routes for beginners. For more those who love BMX biking head to Innerleithen (18 miles), renowned for its four downhill trails, all of them orange-graded Bike Park Extreme. There’s also some serious cross-country action on the red-graded Innerleithen XC trail.


Borders Distillery

Discover the spirit of the Borders on a tour of an award-winning distillery. You will be guided by their very own distillers, who will show you the workings of the first Scotch Whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders, opening in 1837. The distillery now also crafts gin and vodka.

Lauder Golf Course

Visitors are welcome on this local 9-hole golf course which is situated on sloping parkland with stunning views of the Lauderdale Estate.  Dating from 1896, the course was designed by Open champion Willie Park and is a superb day out for golf enthusiasts and novices alike.

The Coast

Lauder is located within an hour’s drive of the dramatic East Coast which is dotted with historic fishing villages. The beaches range from intimate and sheltered to expansive and surftastic. For those who want to enjoy the views without getting sandy feet, St Abbs Head is a spectacular cliff walk or you could venture to North Berwick for a thrilling rib boat trip. The Southern Upland Way which passes through Thirlestane Estate leads directly to the coast at Cockburnspath.


Go Ape at Glentress

If you have a head for heights, you will love the local Go Ape course with its 325-metre-long zip wire across a valley that’s a whopping 160ft high!   See the adventure unfurl while you traverse the huge Douglas fir trees and zip over the mountain bike trails and open water. Go Ape Glentress Forest is a hidden gem and the perfect activity for a day out, located just 25 miles away in Peebles.

Water Sports

St Mary’s Loch is the largest natural loch in the Scottish Borders.  It is popular for wild swimming and paddle boards can be rented from the local café. Fishing permits for St Mary’s Loch are also available. Over on the coast, Coldingham Bay is well known for its glorious sandy beach and rock pools. It has a fantastic surf school which also offers kayak and paddle board hire.