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Thirlestane Castle

Join one of our exceptional guided tours where Thirlestane is brought to life through incredible stories about the Castle’s history and the key role the Maitland family have held in Scotland over four centuries.
Small groups of guests are taken on a journey by our experienced guides who share their vast knowledge in an engaging and entertaining style. They take the upmost pride in ensuring each tour has a personal touch and invite guests to join them for a complimentary hot refreshment and a Scottish treat to complete the memorable experience.

Dating back to the 16th century, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland. It is the ancient seat of the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale and has been home to the Maitland family for over 400 years.

Make more unforgettable memories at one of Thirlestane’s exciting events including the showstopping BVAC Classic Festival of Motoring, decadent Afternoon Tea, specialist tours and more.
Our public tours are available on various dates from the 1st May – 29th September 2024.

Please check the Thirlestane Castle website for availability and to pre-book tours.

Private Guided Tours are available year-round by appointment only.

Guided Tour Prices: Adult: £16.50, Child: £5.00, Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): £38.50.

Please visit our website, www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk, to check tour times and book your visit.
Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Borders TD2 6RU
Contact telephone: 01578722430 Call to check latest times or cancellations.