Big Houses in the Borders

Thirlestane Castle is a member of the Big Houses in the Scottish Borders, but sadly we won't be able to welcome you to our beautiful property this year as we have made the very difficult decision to not open to the day visitor as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We plan to re-open the castle, tearoom and grounds in May 2021. We look forward to welcoming you then.

Big Houses in the Scottish Borders is a group of eleven castles and historic homes across the Scottish Borders that work together to promote and represent the vast array of beautiful properties across the region.

Set amongst breathtaking scenery, there is a wealth of historic houses to view and grounds and gardens to explore. The properties that are part of the group have fascinating historical links and each has its own unique charm.

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