Large-Scale Events

Thirlestane Castle has extensive experience of hosting large events such as the annual Vintage Motoring Extravaganza attracting around 7,000 visitors, the Scottish Championship Horse Trials and the Tour de Lauder, which over 700 cyclists participate in.

With hundreds of acres of parkland, woodland and meadow plus our stunning Rose Garden, the grounds of Thirlestane Castle can host many types of events.

The 16th century turreted castle is a dramatic backdrop for any event or you even hire the castle as well and use it for private functions or sponsors' entertainment.

There are several areas by the castle where marquees can be erected and we have links with a number of caterers, marquee companies, lighting and sound experts and florists to complete your event.

Thirlestane Castle is just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh and is easily accessible just off the A68 at Lauder. The main car park has space for 80 cars or numerous larger vehicles. There are also several grassed areas where several thousand cars can be parked.

The Thirlestane Castle Caravan Park can also provide accommodation for participants with campsite and touring pitches available.

To see the areas available for hire please download our Facilities Plan which has further details of area and capacities. Our Events Brochure is also available to download here.

Facilities Plan   

Events Brochure

Please contact us to discuss your event ideas on or give us a call on +44 1578 722430.

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