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Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle | Scottish Borders, Lauder TD2 6RU, Scotland
+44 1578 722430
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We are staying in the caravan site at Thirlestane Castle and decided to view the castle. It is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
newto85
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Nice interesting home to take a wander through

Interesting place to take a wander around. Rooms are interesting and staff very informative and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BD_in_TO63
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Toronto, Canada
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A unique 16th century castle in the Scottish Borders which has undergone a 2 year restoration project. In 2017 the castle is open from 2 May - 1 October every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm (last admission) and offers castle tours and use of the grounds and children's play area. Thirlestane can also be used for weddings and events, along with holiday lets through use of the castle's luxury Lauderdale Apartment. Please feel welcome to look at our website for further information and contact details.
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Thirlestane Castle | Scottish Borders, Lauder TD2 6RU, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in the caravan site at Thirlestane Castle and decided to view the castle. It is a short walk along the drive to the castle and you pay at a small hut half way along the drive - the entrance fee is very...More

Thank newto85
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. It is good to hear that you found plenty to see and do. I will pass on your compliments to our volunteer guides and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to take a wander around. Rooms are interesting and staff very informative and helpful. Pleasant visit and very relaxing

Thank BD_in_TO63
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a delightful setting, the Castle is very attractive and rather unusual compared to the "standard" castle with battlements etc. The stone is a lovely colour giving it a warm appearance. Plenty of car park spaces at the front. Easy access to the lovely tea...More

Thank 2010mustang
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The castle is certainly very unique compared to many in Scotland. We have a large car park on site and several spaces at the castle for those with mobility issues. You are right, the bells...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the home of the Maitland family. The castle has a fine collection of paintings, furniture and porcelain. It is well worth a visit.

Thank Marietta S
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind review. We are glad you enjoyed our visit.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From driving up to the imposing front view of this magnificent castle I wanted to explore and know more about its history. We were immediately impressed by the volunteer guides and their passion for this place. Most seemed to have been loyal to the Castle...More

Thank Val S
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely words about Thirlestane Castle and for taking the time to leave a review. I will pass on your compliments to our guides, most of whom are volunteers. We are pleased you found plenty to see and do during your visit...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely , Wonderful. ... feeling.....Grounds are beautiful... Home is warm and comfortable..... is a very picturesque fantasy looking Scottish castle packed with history. It is excellently furnished The Ancestral home of the Earls of Lauderdale. and Maitlands.... well worth a visit if you're in the...More

Thank Katarinasea
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We are glad you find the castle inspiring too. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Thirlestane Castle is just a short drive from Edinburgh. They very kindly opened specially for my small group of American visitors who had associatons with the Maitland Family.They were normally closed on this specific day,but we had a very warm welcome from Edward, the owner...More

Thank blackfaceewe
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to show your guests around and we are very happy to do private tours such as this by prior arrangement. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Went to thirlestane castle for the weekend beautiful gardens and castle with great walks 5mins from the town of lauder we took our motor home and stayed in there caravan park clean showers and toilets well recommended nice and quiet also dont drive past it...More

Thank tevia406
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your very kind comments about both the castle and the caravan park. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a very picturesque Scottish castle packed with history. Ancestral home of the Earls of Lauderdale. Inexpensive and well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank EdwardHarker
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Lots of rooms to go round. Impressive front as you arrive here. Spectacular ceiling plaster work in a number of rooms.Amazing how much can be suspended from the ceiling - intricate designs.Helpful guides in the rooms.

Thank Allan R
Rhona J, Marketing Executive at Thirlestane Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your very kind review. We are glad you had an enjoyable visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon. The 17th Century Dunsterfield plasterwork ceilings are certainly something to behold!

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ROBERT R
26 September 2016|
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Response from Rhona J | Property representative |
Yes there is plenty of parking for your motorhome while you visit the castle. There is also our Caravan Park if you would like to stay longer.
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ailsacraig2014
6 September 2016|
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Response from Rhona J | Property representative |
Yes you are welcome to bring your dog on a lead in the grounds. We look forward to welcoming you.
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