Nestled in an idyllic part of the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a meadow landscape.
Family Home to the Duke of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland and still remains home to the Maitland family today.
Located just off the A68 in Lauder, Thirlestane Castle is easily accessible and has plenty of parking.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
The Castle and grounds are now closed for the winter season and will reopen in the spring.
Guided tours are available and the castle can also be used for private hire by prior arrangement throughout the year.
The Tea Room serves a tasty selection of drinks, sandwiches and home baking.
It is open on the same days and times as the main castle and no admission ticket is required.
There are always exciting things going on at Thirlestane Castle from upcoming events to new collections.
Check what's been happening in our news section or read archived articles.
Maintenance of the castle and vital restorative work would not be possible without your generous support.
We're always looking for volunteers to help share Thirlestane's stories.
Thirlestane Castle is one of many historic properties that you can visit in the area.
We are a member of the Big Houses in the Scottish Borders.