Lived in by the Stuart family since 1491, it is Scotland's oldest inhabited house.
Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW
- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Easily accessible without car
- Facilities for children
- Free parking
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Pet friendly
- Picnic area
Traquair is Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House.
Visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens Traquair dates back to 1107 and has been lived in by the Stuart family since 1491.
Originally a royal hunting lodge, Traquair played host to Mary Queen of Scots and later as staunch Catholics they supported the Jacobite cause without counting the cost. Today, we welcome visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the extraordinary history of this lived in family home.
Visit the house, grounds, maze, craft workshops, 1745 Cottage Restaurant and the world famous Traquair House Brewery situated in one of the wings of the house and sample the ales in our brewery shop and museum.
We also provide a magical and romantic venue for weddings, celebrations, corporate events and throughout the year there is an inspiring programme of events and exhibitions for all ages.
You can even live like royalty and stay at Traquair in one of our luxurious antique furnished rooms.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
April – June 11am – 5pm (closed Friday)
July – August 10.30am – 5pm (every day)
September 11am – 5pm (closed Friday)
October 11am – 4.00pm (closed Friday)
November 11am – 3.00pm (weekends only)
Historic Houses cards not valid on event days – see website for up to date details.
Historic Houses members visit free on normal open days.
House and grounds
Booking for groups (min 20 people) may be made by contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to accept groups of any size throughout the year and personal guided tours by the owner, Catherine Maxwell Stuart, can be arranged in advance. Guided tours can be arranged outside normal opening hours and sometimes during opening hours at less busy times of the year.
During house opening hours we can arrange a guide to welcome the group and give a 5 minute introductory talk about the history of the house before the group is free to tour the house on their own.
Our most popular group experiences include :
Free roaming £13 (adult)/£11 (senior)
Guided tour £18 (adult)/£15 (senior)
Exclusive guided tour with Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Laird £30pp (min £300 spend).
Guided tour followed by ale tasting £25.00pp
Guided Brewery tour £9pp
A number of specialist tours are available; please enquire or visit our website for details.
Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW
Situated in the Scottish Borders, 30 miles South of Edinburgh 6 miles from Peebles on the B709.
Buses X62 Edinburgh – Melrose. Nearest stop Innerleithen (1.5miles).
Nearest train station Galashiels – 25 mins by car or Bus 62 as above.
The Tweed Cycle route uses the local B roads and passes Traquair House.
The ghost of Traquair
I have grown up at Traquair and the house was open to the public as long as I can remember. One of my favourite activities was jumping out from behind the priest's secret escape routes to scare visitors. My father then created a spooky cellar where visitors could peer in and see the outline of a veiled figure, I was sometimes allowed to be the "real" ghost!
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