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Thirlestane Castle

Spectacular Borders house with magnificent interiors set in a meadow landscape.

Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU

Thirlestane Castle in Berwickshire, Scotland

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Features
  • Sleeps capacity
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Private dinner with host available
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
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Thirlestane Castle is the ultimate luxury retreat for a family gathering, group holiday or romantic couples’ getaway.

Our unrivalled accommodation in the South Wing offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in a castle just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh. We have a total of eight ensuite bedrooms across five apartments.

These five-star apartments in this breath-taking setting can be booked either individually or as a group and can sleep a total of sixteen people. All are furnished with a beautifully eclectic mix of contemporary furniture and original items from the castle collections including dramatic portraits and tactile soft furnishings.

Sleep in the South Wing at Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle offers the most sumptuous overnight accommodation

Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

 

 

Stay in one of Scotland’s finest castles

The castle can be let on a self-catered basis or groups can choose to be catered for in the castle’s Victorian Kitchen or in one of the State Rooms by our award-winning caterers. All bedrooms have their own luxurious bathroom and each apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and sumptuous living/dining space.

The Maitland Suite

The two-bedroomed Maitland suite was once the old laundries for Thirlestane Castle. Classic Singer sewing machines nod to the apartment’s past whilst large, dramatic, family portraits in the main reception room offer a sense of grandeur.

Twin-Bedroom in the Maitland Suite at Thirlestane Castle

Twin-Bedroom in the Maitland Suite at Thirlestane Castle

Bedroom in the Maitland Suite at Thirlestane Castle

Bedroom in the Maitland Suite at Thirlestane Castle

The master bedroom with its traditional metal bedstead has been finished in a gentle, soft blue. The ensuite shower room in shades of charcoal gives off the feeling of luxurious glamour. The second bedroom looks out on the Cobbled Courtyard and the dramatic roofline of the main castle. The coral accent colour reflects the rose-pink stone of castle.

Living area in the Maitland Suite at Thirlestane Castle

Living area in the Maitland Suite at Thirlestane Castle

The apartment is accessed from either the same level via the castle gardens or up a private staircase from the enclosed Cobbled Courtyard that guests are also able to make use of during their stay.

Explore the Maitland Suite

 

The Lauderdale

Once the Butler’s Apartment, the space has been transformed into a well-proportioned one-bedroom suite offering visitors a genuinely historic Scottish atmosphere.

View of the Bed in the Lauderdale Apartment at Thirlestane Castle

View of the Bed in the Lauderdale Apartment at Thirlestane Castle

The baronial style that is evident in the castle’s architecture has been reflected in the bedroom with the extravagant use of the Maitland family’s tartan for the statement bed and other soft furnishings.

A Dressing Table in The Lauderdale Apartment at Thirlestane Castle

A Dressing Table in The Lauderdale Apartment at Thirlestane Castle

The grandeur continues into the bathroom where a luxurious free-standing roll-top bath takes up the centre of the room.

The Lauderdale Apartment Bathroom at Thirlestane Castle

The Lauderdale Apartment Bathroom at Thirlestane Castle

In the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area the natural colouring gives a relaxed but sumptuous feel. An oil painting from the School of Canaletto depicting a view of Venice has been loaned from the castle collection as have other items of furniture.

Explore the Lauderdale

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Thirlestane Castle in Berwickshire, Scotland
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Thirlestane Castle

Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU

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