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Thirlestane Castle

Things to do in Lauder Scottish Borders
Historical-Buildings in Scotland

Description:
One of the 7 great houses of Scotland. Originally dating from the 13th century, it became the home of the Maitland family in the 16th century. The nursery has a unique collection of historic toys.

Ownership:
Private Thirlestane Castle Trust

Situation OS ref: NT 532479

How to get there:
By car: On the outskirts of Lauder. Off the A68.
By public transport: Short walk from Lauder which has a regular bus service.

Seasonal opening details (2016):
Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday

3rd May 2016 until 2nd October 2016
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Opening Times
Opening at 10.00am - Castle doors close at 3:00pm - Grounds close at 5:00pm

Special opening at other times can be arranged for pre-booked groups.
Minimum charge 20 persons or 160.00

Facilities:
Tea room and gift shop.
Toilets
Picnic area
Adventure playground
Woodland Walks

Admission: 2016

Guided Tour and Castle Grounds including superb picnic and children's play area :

Adults 8.00 Children 3.50 Seniors 6.50
Family of 2 adults and up to 3 children 20.00
Grounds only: Adults 3.50 Children 1.50

Family Seasonal Pass 25.00 (further discount of 20% for additional visitors in party)

Single Seasonal pass 10.00 (further discount of 20% off entry prices for two further visitors)

Contact:
Tel: 01578 722430

Additional info:
Home to Border Country Life exhibitions.
VisitScotland 4 star Historic House
Scottish Championship Horse Trials 17th to 19th August 2007.

Web link:
Thirlestane Castle

Places to stay nearby:
Lauder

Local towns and villages:
Lauder
Earlston

Thirlestane Castle, Scotland