Thirlestane Castle Caravan Park is a 4 star park, beautifully situated in the Scottish Borders, within the Estate of Thirlestane Castle and by the winding river Leader. Where else can you wake up with a Castle as your Neighbour?
If you love walking, cycling, fishing, riding, historic houses, shopping in Edinburgh or just quality family time then Thirlestane Castle Caravan park is the perfect place for you. The Park caters for Holiday Home owners, Tourers and Campers and provides visitors with a spectacular base from which to explore the many attractions of the Scottish Borders. We are within walking distance of our local town Lauder, where you will find pubs, restaurants and shops.
Thirlestane Castle Caravan park is currently undergoing an exciting development which will see the installation of 30 new hard standings for Holiday Homes and Seasonal Tourers. If you are looking for a new site for your Holiday Home in the beautiful surroundings of Lauderdale we would welcome the opportunity to show you the new development as well as the Castle and Grounds.
We also offer winter storage and all year storage.
The Borders has much to offer including many other historical homes and buildings - Melrose Abbey, Traquair House, Mellerstain and Abbotsford. Activities available close at hand include fishing and several golf courses, and the Southern Upland Way can be accessed within just 300 metres.
The towns of Melrose, Selkirk, Hawick, Peebles, Galashiels, Kelso and Jedburgh are all close at hand, while those wishing to visit Edinburgh for the day will appreciate the convenient journey time by car of just 45 minutes or 1 hour by direct bus.
Children love it too with most local attractions having childrens programs such as Paxton House, Floors Castle and Edinburgh Castle. The local towns too all have special places for small people, watch out for "Pot a doodle doo" near Berwick, The Donkey Sanctuary near Melrose and an amazing adventure park in Selkirk. Check out The Maltings a great little Theatre and Cinema. We have a list of local activities for children at the park reception - please ask for details.
For a camping and caravan location it simply doesn't get much better than this. The park is set In the idyllic grounds of Thirlestane Castle - a magnificent 16th Century Castle and family home of the Duke of Lauderdale. Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland and still remains a family home to the Maitland family today. During the summer months Thirlestane Castle and grounds are open to visitors and guests at the Caravan Park get a 20% a discount on entry fee - check out the website for Castle opening hours. There is an adventure playground for the kids and a warm and friendly Tea Room which serves a tasty selection of drinks, sandwiches and home baking.
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