Events at Thirlestane Castle

Horse Riding Holiday at Thirlestane Castle, 2021

Horse Riding Holiday at Thirlestane Castle, 2021

SOLD OUT

Whether you’re an experienced rider eager to pop over a few cross country jumps or a beginner wishing to improve your skills in an awe-inspiring yet safe environment, rest assured, this ride will exceed your expectations.

Discover beautiful landscapes every day, from wild, windy moors to postcard-worthy farmland criss-crossed with ancient stone walls.

Your equestrian guide, Susy is providing a strong team of horses, and all abilities are catered for on this trip.

You’ll be staying in the South Wing of the castle which consists of eight bedrooms split into five apartments and has been finished to a five-star standard with exceptional views of the parkland and estate.

You’ll also have the opportunity to dine in the castle’s portrait-lined State Dining Room and the rustic Victorian Kitchen, looked after by our award-winning caterers. Each apartment also has its own kitchen and sitting room should you wish to relax and make yourself a cup of tea after a long day in the saddle or sight-seeing around the spectacular Scottish Borders countryside. 

*Insider's Fact - European Champion Glenburnie, who was bred by the Maitland family at the castle, is named after the moor above the 16th-century building. He was ridden to victory by Borders equestrian Ian Stark in 1991 in the individual and team eventing competitions.

Dates:
28 August - 3 September 2021 (SOLD OUT)
1 - 7 November 2021 (SOLD OUT)
2022 dates to be announced soon

Key details:
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights with 6 riding days
Between 2 to 6 hours daily on average in the saddle
£2800 GBP per person twin share* {approx. $5200 AUD or $3400 USD}
£2900 GBP per person in single accommodation* {approx. $5400 AUD or $3500 USD}

*Please note, there are 2x twin share rooms and 6x single rooms available. These will be assigned by preference on a first come, first served basis.

All bookings are made directly with our friends at Globe Trotting:  
https://www.globetrotting.com.au/horse-riding-holidays/the-thirlestane-castle-ride-scotland/.