Please Support Us

Maintenance of the castle and vital restorative work would not be possible without your generous support.

We also rely on the Friends of Thirlestane Castle, our team of volunteer guides, to give our visitors the best experience when on a tour.

Please consider joining us as a Friend, Patron or give a donation to pledge your support.


We are always on the lookout for keen volunteers to assist and inform visitors of the history of the Castle and the unique collections on display.

Our Friends are the face of Thirlestane Castle and play an important part in welcoming visitors and making their visit memorable and informative.

If you have some spare time and an interest in the castle, email


Thirlestane Castle Trust is extremely grateful for any donation – large or small.

The castle is owned and managed by a Charitable Trust, which relies on the income from visitors and financial gifts to keep the doors open!

Call +44 1578 722430 to donate over the phone.



You can also become a Patron of Thirlestane Castle by contributing £150-£1,500 annually to the Trust.

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited free entry to the castle and grounds during normal opening times for you and a guest
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop and Maitland Tea Room
  • A private tour, including access to closed areas not seen by the public
  • Invitations to some events held at Thirlestane
  • 10% discount on use of the castle for private hire
  • Acknowledgement on the website and in other Thirlestane Castle literature
  • Invitation to a drinks party
  • 20% discount on event hire

We would be delighted to discuss any other amount with you on a private and confidential basis.

We also offer Sponsorship opportunities and legacies.

For more information, contact or call +44 1578 722430.