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Thirlestane Castle - Guided Tours

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Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificient 16th century castle.

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Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland. Not only does it have a beautiful fairytale exterior, this historic castle holds a key strategic role in the military and political history of Scotland. The historic seat of the Duke of Lauderdale, it has been home to the same family for over 400 years. Let one of our experienced guides show you around the grand state rooms. Discover some of the finest decorative plasterwork ceilings in Europe, as well one of the most extensive family collections of portraits and busts in Scotland, fine furnishings, and Maitland family treasures. New for 2021 is the Toy Museum ‘School Room’ featuring Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian toys.


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Due to current guidelines tour tickets are limited so early booking is advisable; please note a minimum of 2 tickets must be purchased. Tours last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

From July through to the end of September our guided tours will take place six days a week, Tuesdays - Sundays (10:30am & 2.30pm). Due to current restrictions we would kindly ask that you arrive no more than 5 minutes before your tour start time.

New for 2021, we have partnered with local brasserie Firebrick to offer Scottish Afternoon Tea in the recently refurbished Victorian Kitchen. Perfectly timed to follow your castle tour, why not treat yourself? For that extra special occasion there's even the option to add a glass of Prosecco. Pre-booking is essential; all details can be found in our 'More Events' section.

In line with the Scottish Government guidelines, please note that you are required to wear a face covering whilst inside the Castle.

*Cancellation Policy - Tours cancelled before 48 hours of tour start time will be issued a full refund (minus booking fee). Tours cancelled within 48 hours of tour start time will be fully charged.


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