Welcome to Thirlestane Castle

A magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow landscape, you will find us distinctly different. Family home of the Duke of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland. It still remains a family home to the Maitland family today. During the summer months Thirlestane is open to the day visitor and for group tours. Thirlestane also makes itself and it's setting available for corporate events throughout the year, by prior arrangement. Visitors come from far and wide to be inspired, educated, innovated, create and even dance the night away, as our castle becomes yours.

"Preserving the Castle for today, tomorrow and for the future is a huge challenge for all those involved which is why more than ever we look to the public to help support us simply by coming to visit and spending time here with their families. It is what makes everything we do so worthwhile..

Edward Maitland-Carew

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