WhereCanWeGo Logo


Thirlestane Castle

Within just an hour's drive of Edinburgh, this magnificent 16th Century Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland. With grand State Rooms featuring some of the finest decorative plasterwork ceilings in Europe and one of the most extensive collections of family portraits in Scotland, Thirlestane Castle is steeped in history.

The Toy Museum School Room will also open for its first full year in 2022, featuring an impressive collection of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian toys.

Guided tours of Thirlestane Castle, led by expert local guides, are available from 10:00am - 3:30pm Tuesday-Sunday, from 31st May-September (booking recommended).

The Castle also boasts 5 luxury accommodation suites, as well as the option of exclusive use for the ultimate fairytale experience.

Thirlestane has a world class, public events calendar, featuring showstoppers such as the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic Festival of Motoring and Champagne Tours of the Castle.
Guided tours of the Castle are available from 31st May-September (booking recommended), Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00am - 3:30pm. All guests will be invited to enjoy a complimentary cup of tea and a treat with their guide once the tour is complete. Exclusive, private guided tours can be booked year-round.

Guided Tour Prices: Adult: £15.00, Concession: £12.50, Child: £5.00, Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): £35.00.

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