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Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland and holds a uniquely important place in Scottish History. The castle has its origins in the 13th century. It was rebuilt as the Maitland family home in 1590 and greatly enhanced by the Duke of Lauderdale in the 1670s. In 1840, it was extended and refurbished with the addition of two new wings. Exquisite 17th century plaster ceilings; Victorian kitchens; Historic toy & Country Life Museum, Gift Shop; Adventure Playground; Woodland Walk & Picnic Tables. Lunches & teas served in `The Old Servants Hall´.
Information on Thirlestane Castle , Lauder
|Opening Times:||Jul & Aug, Sun to Thu (Closed Fri & Sat). Sep Sun, Wed & Thu. Castle, 10:00-15:00, Grounds until 17:00. Open All Year for pre-booked groups (20+).|
|Admission:||Castle & Grounds: Adult £10.00, Child £6.00, OAP £7.00, Family (2 + 3) £20.00. Grounds only: Adult £3.00, Child £1.50.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs Permitted|
|Location:||28 miles south of Edinburgh, off A68 at Lauder.|
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