Thirlestane Castle Facts
One of the finest castles in Scotland, Thirlestane is
a confection of turrets, dormers and balustrades with random rubble walls dressed with
The oldest part of the castle dates from 1590, but it was remodeled in the
1670s and 1840s, creating a T shaped pile.
The castle has always been the property of the Maitland family, including
the Earls of Lauderdale. It was placed in the care of the Trust in 1984.
Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed here in November 1745.
Thirlestane Castle is open for visits, a ticket for an
adult costs around £10.00
Castle Trust, Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire TD2 6RU,
United Kingdom. Get help with directions using the map provided
Thirlestane Castle in a larger map