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Thirlestane Castle is situated just a short walk from Thirlestane Caravan Park Both are set within the beautiful Lauderdale Estate, and some area of the Caravan Park boasts views of the Castle turrets. The Castle can be discovered on a guided tour through the summer months, or guests can pre-book a private tour all year round.

A MAGICAL CASTLE WITH A FASCINATING HISTORY

Thirlestane Castle

Discover fascinating collections and stories with one of our exceptional guides. Explore the castle’s connection to Bonnie Prince Charlie and Mary Queen of Scots. Marvel at some of the finest plasterwork ceilings and one of the most extensive family portrait collections in the country.

THE MAITLAND FAMILY

A Family Home

Thirlestane Castle and the Maitland family have played an important role in the political and military history of Scotland. As the historic seat of the Duke of Lauderdale, it has been home to the Maitland family for over 400 years.
The history of the ground upon which Thirlestane Castle now stands dates back to at least the 12th Century.

WHAT’S ON AT THIRLESTANE

Unmissable Events

We offer a 20% discount for caravan residents for our daily guided tours. Additionally, each year Thirlestane Castle hosts an exciting programme of events, including open-air theatre shows, children’s summer camps, art exhibitions and the much-loved BVAC Classic – The Festival of Motoring.

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Life at Thirlestane

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