Things to do in Lauder Scottish Borders
Historical-Buildings in Scotland
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.
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 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
Tea room and gift shop.
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)
Tel: 01578 722430
Home to Border Country Life exhibitions.
VisitScotland 4 star Historic House
Scottish Championship Horse Trials 17th to 19th August 2007.
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