Events at Thirlestane Castle

Horse Riding Holiday at Thirlestane Castle, 2021

Horse Riding Holiday at Thirlestane Castle, 2021

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Join us for this ultimate week long horse riding adventure in the Scottish Borders, brought to you by our friends at Globe Trotting.

Wild Outdoors Activity Camps

Wild Outdoors Activity Camps

Monday 12 - Friday 16 October 2020

A wild experience that lasts a lifetime! Let your children create lasting memories on an Activity Camp in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle.


Tree Climbing Weekend

Tree Climbing Weekend

2020 dates available - enquire today

See Thirlestane Castle and the surrounding estate from a different angle with the chance to climb one of the iconic parkland trees with Wild Outdoors. We are taking private small group bookings for 2020.

BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring

BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring

Sunday 6th June 2021

With more than 1200 vintage and classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes making the journey to Thirlestane, this is one of the biggest and best car rallies in the country.


Macbeth - Open-Air Theatre

Macbeth - Open-Air Theatre

2021 dates to be announced soon

An open-air production of one of Shakespeare's classics from the bicycle-travelling HandleBards on the castle's front lawn.

Frances Bell Art Exhibition

Frances Bell Art Exhibition

2021 dates to be announced soon

An exhibition of recent work from this award-winning portrait and landscape artist


Provender Pop-Up Restaurant

Provender Pop-Up Restaurant

2021 dates to be announced soon

Set Menu, Wine Flights and Cocktails from the Melrose restaurant right here in the atmospheric surroundings of the castle's Vaulted Cellar.

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Whether it’s for a special occasion, a sporting event, music festival, whatever the event may be, Thirlestane Castle is the perfect venue.