We are very excited to be re-opening from Tuesday 18 May 2021 for guided tours of this magnificent 16th Century Castle.

Tours last approximately 1 hour and will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (10:30am and 2pm). Tickets must be pre-booked in advance. Although tickets may be available to purchase on the day, we advise booking tickets online and in advance. 

We will be offering new Exclusive Tours including Champagne Tours and Afternoon Tea Tours. Dates to be announced soon.

Please note that our Tearoom, will be a small self-service offer this year - please contact us for more information.

We are located just off the A68 in Lauder within the Scottish Borders. Thirlestane Castle is easily accessible and has plenty of parking.



We are re-opening in May 2021 for guided tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Pre-booking is advised.
For information on tour prices and times, and booking details please follow the link below.

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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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