Thirlestane Castle

Type:Historic House / Palace

Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU
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Thirlestane Castle was the ancient seat of the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale and is still home to the Maitland family who built the castle back in 1590. Wonderful collections and interiors to explore and surrounded by peaceful parkland.

Guide Prices

Castle and Grounds: Adults: £8.00, Children: £3.50, Senior Citizens: £6.50, Family: 2+3 £20. Group Castle & Grounds: £6.50. Grounds Only: Adults: £3.00, Children: £1.50.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car: Thirlestane Castle is signposted off the A68 at Lauder. By public transport: Buses 51 and 52 stop near the castle and run to and from Edinburgh every hour. Accessible by Public Transport: Stow station is 6 miles away.


  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018

Opening Times

* 10am-4pm, 30th April - 30th Sept 2018, Sundays to Thursdays. Please check the website for details.

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