Thirlestane Castle
Thirlestane Castle


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Tel code: 01578 | code search
Postcode: TD2 | code search
Population: 1300
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Easter Bunny Day

The Scottish All Rover Rally

Ettrick Forest Archers
Historic Motoring Extravaganza

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International Horse Trials
Lauder Common Riding

Thirlestane Castle Run
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"have not visited this place even though it looked very nice-no contact number and we needed to speak to someone regarding availability of taxis in the area therefore no booking ..." More

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"The owner was lovey and very welcoming, the whole house was beautiful and the room was worth way more than what we paid for it, so for the price you ..." More

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Lauder is a small historic market town in the central Scottish Borders region situated next to the Leader Water on the western edge of the Lammermuir Hills, 22 miles south of Edinburgh. Lauder was granted Royal Burgh status in 1502. The town has a wide central market place and much of the medieval street plan remains. The Romans used Lauder 1800 years ago as a link between northern England and central Scotland Lauder is a popular tourist destination surrounded by beautiful scenery, there are two hotels; one is a coaching inn built c1700, self-catering accommodation, B&B’s, two camping and caravanning sites, shops and amenities. Historically interesting features include the dominating Town Hall, the Greek cross plan, Lauder Old Church, with octagonal tower built in 1673; the watch-tower was built in 1830 to deter body-snatchers. In the north-east stands the turreted Baronial Thirlestane Castle, one of the seven ‘Great Houses of Scotland,’ built c1590 and was once the seat of the Earls of Lauderdale, it is decorated by a large art collection and exhibitions of local country life, the castle is open to the public and has tours. There is a woodland walk around the castle and the Thirlestane Castle International Horse Trials are held in the estate parkland, the event includes the family fun ring with children’s entertainment and carriage driving.


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Thirlestane Castle
Thirlestane Castle


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The State Apartment (0.23 miles)

The State Apartment

Nestling in the gentle Border Hills, with its rose pink sandstone and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish history. It is one of the oldest and fi nest castles in the land, and ... More | visit website

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Black Bull Hotel (2.75 miles)

Black Bull Hotel

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Welcome to the Black Bull Lauder. Nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders and just twenty minutes from Edinburgh, the Black Bull is an ideal Scottish borders hotel and the ... More

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Huntlywood Granary (6.34 miles)

Huntlywood Granary

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Huntlywood Granary is located in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, an easy drive south from Edinburgh or west from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, making it an ideal place get away for ... More

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Abbotsford Arms Hotel (7.45 miles)

Abbotsford Arms Hotel

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Wecome to the Abbotsford Arms hotel, Deep in the heart of the scottish borders, close to the UK great salmon rivers and within a beat of the burial place of ... More


Fauhope House (7.74 miles)

Fauhope House
Fauhope is a secluded country bandb house in the heart of the Scottish Borders in Melrose, with views that have inspired artists, writers, poets and musicians over the centuries.

The house has been renovated with great ... More
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Waverley Castle Hotel (8.16 miles)

At the heart of the Scottish Borders, nestling between the River Tweed and the green Eildon Hills, is the town of Melrose. It lies in the heart of Sir Walter Scot country and offers the ... More | visit website
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Clovenfords Hotel (8.50 miles)

Clovenfords Hotel
The Clovenfords Hotel has all the character, warmth and friendly charm you would expect from an 18th century coaching inn. We look forward to extending to you a very warm welcome.

It is only 3 miles ... More | visit website
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George And Abbotsford Hotel (8.58 miles)

George And Abbotsford Hotel
Privately owned and operated the hotel is situated right in the heart of the beautiful central Borders town of Melrose. It is a large Victorian-style building extended from the original 17th century coaching inn and ... More | visit website
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Burts Hotel (8.59 miles)

Burts Hotel

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At Burt’s Hotel, Melrose experience the warmth of hospitality in true Scottish style. The 18th century hotel, situated in the heart of Melrose’s picturesque market square, has been owned and ... More

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Station Hotel (8.63 miles)

Station Hotel
Station Hotel has en suite rooms in a town-centre location. The restaurant offers home cooking at reasonable prices. Melrose Abbey is close by. The family-run hotel also has a small meeting room, and a public bar/lounge ... More | visit website

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