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Welcoming you post lockdown

Covid-19 is on all of our minds and we have been working hard to ensure your stay with us is as safe as possible. We have undertaken a comprehensive risk analysis in accordance with Government Covid-19 guidelines (which we continue to monitor closely), and have developed a full range of measures to ensure guest and staff safety. These include new hygiene and sanitisation procedures throughout the castle, and new service methods involving social distancing. We have also updated our Terms & Conditions to give you more flexability. 

We have been accredited the ‘Good To Go’ certificate. This is an industry standard mark, developed jointly by the four Visitor agencies across the ​UK, to reassure visitors that we have clear processes in place for Covid-19 and are following government and public health guidelines on cleanliness and social distancing.


Our Apartments 

Thirlestane Castle is the ultimate luxury retreat for a post lockdown family gathering or romantic couples’ getaway, with plenty of outdoor space and quiet parkland for you to explore. Our unrivalled accommodation offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in a castle just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh.

We have a mixture of one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments which can be booked either individually or by a group of up to sixteen people.

Each apartment is uniquely decorated and finished to a 5-star standard with exceptional views of the parkland and estate. The rooms have high ceilings and are decorated in a classic and luxurious style with portraits and furniture from the castle collections. All bedrooms are ensuite and offer comfortable king or super king-sized beds, with some that can be twinned.

The apartments have a well-equipped kitchen and its own living/dining space. Guests can either self-cater or be catered for by our award-winning caterers in the castle’s Victorian Kitchen or in one of the State Rooms. We also have a delivery menu for you to select from a range of home cooked meals straight to your apartment. You can select a bottle (or two) for the castle's wine cellar to accompany your meal.

Please click on one of the apartments below for more information:


Guest Experiences

Choose from a range of Guest Experiences including our new food delivery service of home cooked meals, breakfast platters and picnic hampers. Other experiences on offer include, family activity packs, lawn games and selecting wine from the castle’s Wine Cellar.  We can also organise an exclusive guided tour of the castle by a member of the Maitland family. Should you wish, we can organise for a taxi service to and from the train station or the airport.  

We can provide travel cots and high chairs if required for younger guests and there is also a playground within the castle grounds, as well as a croquet set to be enjoyed on the lawn.

Thirlestane Castle is dog friendly and you will find a dog bowl and treats in each apartment. Our extensive grounds are available for breathtaking walks and the estate is crossed by the Southern Upland Way.

Contact enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk or phone 01578 722430 for more information.