Visit

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.

Unfortunately, the Castle and its grounds remain closed to day visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We are closely monitoring the government’s advice and guidelines, and hope to provide you with a further update at the end of June.

Until then, please be inspired by our virtual tour that we are sharing on our social channels:

Twitter - @ThirlestaneBuzz
Facebook - @thirlestanecastle
Instagram - @thirlestanecastle
 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The Castle and grounds are currently closed.

We hope to open at some point over the summer following government advice in the wake of the COVID-19 situation.

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TEA ROOM

The Castle and grounds are currently closed.

We hope to open at some point over the summer following government advice in the wake of the COVID-19 situation.

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LATEST NEWS

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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SUPPORT

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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BIG HOUSES IN THE BORDERS

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.

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