Thirlestane Castle

Lauder, Berwickshire Scotland

Built originally in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 16th century as the home of the Maitland family, Thirlestane Castle sits amidst a quiet meadow landscape in lowland Scotland.

The two self-catering apartments at Thirlestane offer unrivalled accommodation, in a breathtaking castle setting, with an eclectic mix of contemporary and original castle furniture and furnishings.

Inside

Thirlestane Castle is home to two self-catering apartments, the Maitland & Lauderdale Suites, that are offered for three, four and seven-night stays year round.

Maitland Apartment

This newly renovated two-bedroom apartment with private access and exceptional views of the parkland offers guests the enjoyment and flexibility a self-catering stay in a truly historic castle.

The large, light-filled living area with a dining table and fully-equipped modern kitchen looks out over the parklands from several full-height windows. There is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room and the second bedroom can be set up as either a twin or double bedroom. There is also a separate bathroom with shower.

Lauderdale Apartment

This one-bedroom apartment in the south wing offers an escape to visitors who wish to holiday in a genuinely historic Scottish castle overlooking extensive parkland.

Guests can enjoy the open-plan kitchen, dining and seating area. The spacious bedroom is finished in the striking blues and greens of the Maitland tartan, as worn by the Maitland clan, and houses a generous king-sized bed. There is also a luxurious bathroom with a free-standing bathtub.

Visit

Family home to the Duke of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle remains home to the Maitlands today; more than 400 years of family history sit behind these walls.

The gardens and public rooms within the castle are open to the public throughout the summer months each year and offer a great opportunity to explore Scottish history during your time in The Borders of Scotland.

Prices

Lauderdale Price
23 Mar - 06 Apr £480
06 Apr - 24 May £410
25 May - 31 May £525
01 Jun - 28 Jun £480
29 Jun - 06 Sep £525
07 Sep - 04 Oct £480
05 Oct - 18 Oct £410
19 Oct - 01 Nov £480
17 Dec - 03 Jan £575

The rates detailed above are for two occupants sharing the Lauderdale Apartment for 7-nights on a self-catering basis and apply to 2018 dates.

Maitland Price
23 Mar - 06 Apr £645
06 Apr - 24 May £590
25 May - 31 May £810
01 Jun - 28 Jun £645
29 Jun - 06 Sep £810
07 Sep - 04 Oct £645
05 Oct - 18 Oct £590
19 Oct - 01 Nov £645
17 Dec - 03 Jan £890

The rates detailed above are for four occupants sharing the Maitland Apartment for 7-nights on a self-catering basis and apply to 2018 dates.

  • 1-3 night stays are charged at 65% of the 7 night rate;
  • 4 night stays are charged at 75% of the 7 night rate;
  • 5 night stays are charged at 85% of the 7 night rate;
  • 6 night stays are charged at 95% of the 7 night rate.

Location

Just 25 miles south of Edinburgh, Thirlestane Castle sits amidst extensive private gardens and parkland in the hills of lowland Scotland.