With its fairy tale façade and its parkland surroundings, Thirlestane Castle is the ultimate luxury retreat for a family gathering, group holiday or romantic couples’ getaway. Our unrivalled accommodation in the South Wing offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in a castle just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh. We have a total of eight ensuite bedrooms across five apartments.

These five-star apartments in this breath-taking setting can be booked either individually or as a group and can sleep a total of sixteen people. All are furnished with a beautifully eclectic mix of contemporary furniture and original items from the castle collections including dramatic portraits and tactile soft furnishings. The castle can be let on a self-catered basis or groups can choose to be catered for in the castle’s Victorian Kitchen or in one of the State Rooms by our award-winning caterers. All bedrooms have their own luxurious bathroom and each apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and sumptuous living/dining space.

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We offer all of our guests complimentary passes for the castle as well as a number of tailored experiences. Should you wish, we can organise for a taxi service to and from the train station or the airport, an exclusive guided tour of the castle by a member of the Maitland family, food hampers or even spa treatments to ensure your stay is as relaxed as possible.

We can provide travel cots and high chairs if required for younger guests and there is also a playground within the castle grounds. Thirlestane Castle is dog friendly and you will find a dog bowl and treats in each apartment. Our extensive grounds are available for breath-taking walks and the estate is crossed by the Southern Upland Way.

Between May and October, the castle is open to the public every Sunday-Thursday between 10am and 4pm. Outside of these times, the peace and tranquillity of the parklands will be yours alone.

Contact or phone 01578 722430 for more information