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Thirlestane Castle ( 2 - 16 People, Paddocks)



  • Individual apartments or a group booking
  • Paddocks available in the grounds (call to check availability)
  • Ample parking for lorries or trailers
  • Extensive hacking on the doorstep
  • A local groom can be arranged with prior arrangement.
  • Secure tack & equipment storage
  • Complimentary passes for the castle
  • Food hampers or even spa treatments can be arranged

With its fairy tale façade and its parkland surroundings, Thirlestane Castle is the ultimate luxury retreat for a family gathering, group holiday or romantic couples’ getaway. Our unrivalled accommodation in the South Wing offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in a castle just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh.



These five-star apartments in this breath-taking setting can be booked either individually or as a group and can sleep a total of sixteen people. All are furnished with a beautifully eclectic mix of contemporary furniture and original items from the castle collections including dramatic portraits and tactile soft furnishings.

The castle can be let on a self-catered basis or groups can choose to be catered for in the castle’s Victorian Kitchen or in one of the State Rooms by our award-winning caterers. All bedrooms have their own luxurious bathroom and each apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and sumptuous living/dining space.

Our extensive grounds are available for breath-taking walks and the estate is crossed by the Southern Upland Way.




The Earl & Countess  – Enjoy the grand proportions in The Earl & Countess which were once their private suite.

  • Three Bedrooms, three bathrooms and a kitchen/ dining facility.


The Maitland – With its full height windows, The Maitland is a light and airy space in which to relax and also offers a nod to its past as the castle laundries with two vintage sewing machines in the hallway.

  • Two Bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen/ dining facility.


The Lauderdale – Experience a true Scottish castle stay in The Lauderdale with its Maitland tartan furnishings and free-standing bath.

  • One Bedroom, one bathroom and a kitchen/ dining facility.


Glenburnie  – The décor in Glenburnie reflects the moor behind the castle it is named after and you can browse photographs of the Maitland family’s prize-winning horse which also bears the same name.

  • One Bedroom, one bathroom and a kitchen/ dining facility.


The Sculleries – Imagine how the rooms of The Sculleries would have been used as you pass the old mangle in the flagstone hallway.

  • One Bedroom, one bathroom and a kitchen/ dining facility.



  • Bedrooms: Eight – Three twin/super-king-size, one super-king-size, four king-size. Hairdryers and bathrobes are provided in all bedrooms
  • Bathrooms: Eight – Two have a shower only, four have a bath with shower over and two have a free-standing bath with separate shower.
  • Catering: Guests are welcome to self-cater and have use of the Victorian Kitchen and its servery which has a fully fitted kitchen. Alternatively, let us arrange for one of our award-winning caterers to come in and provide all your meals for you.


Contact or phone 01578 722430 for more information



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