We are delighted to be able to re-open our doors to offer small group tours of this magnificent 16th Century Castle as of Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Tour tickets are limited to 6 people per tour with a minimum of 2. Tours last approximately 1 hour and will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays (10:30am and 2pm) and Saturdays (10:30am). Tickets must be pre-booked in advance. We are not able to offer tickets at the door on the day.

Please note that our Tearoom and grounds will remain closed to the public until 2021, but our Gift Shop can be opened especially for those on guided tours. 

Located just off the A68 in Lauder, Thirlestane Castle is easily accessible and has plenty of parking.



We are open for small group guided tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Pre-booking is essential.  
For information on tour prices and times, and booking details please follow the link below.

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The Tea Room and grounds will re-open in May 2021.

Choose from a selection of light meals, home baking, and hot & cold drinks. Treat yourself to our delicious Afternoon Tea Experience.

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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.

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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.

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Thirlestane Castle is a member of the Big Houses in the Scottish Borders - a group that works together to promote and represent the historic houses and castles across the region.

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