Thirlestane Castle Caravan & Camping Site

“Re-live history in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle” - AA Inspector



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Located on the outskirts of Lauder, close to the A68 and within the grounds of Thirlestane Castle, this is an ideal site from which to explore the many attractions in the Scottish Borders. The amenity block is immaculately maintained and the pitches are behind the estate boundary wall that provides a secluded and peaceful location. There are electric vehicle chargers and a regular bus service stops near the site entrance. The grounds are well maintained with colourful planters and co-ordinated signage throughout.

Thirlestane Castle Caravan & Camping Site
Thirlestane Castle, LAUDER, TD2 6RU


  • Playground
  • Fishing
  • Launderette
  • BBQ
  • Wifi available
  • Motorvan service point
Site Information
  • Total Touring Pitches: 60
  • Total Static Pitches: 31
  • Caravan Pitches Available
  • Motorhome Pitches Available
  • Tent Pitches Available

About the area

Discover Scottish Borders

Southern Scotland is often referred to as the Lowlands, to distinguish it from the mountainous grandeur of the North-West Highlands. But don’t be fooled by the description. In places, the landscape can be anything but flat. This is a different Scotland to the rest of the country in terms of character and identity but, in terms of scenery, no less spectacular and just as fascinating.

Jedburgh, despite its turbulent history, is a peaceful country town beside the serpentine Jed Water, with only the abbey walls hinting at its former grandeur. One of the most elegant of the Border towns is Kelso, with its wide cobbled square at its heart. A poignant fragment is all that remains of Kelso Abbey, once the largest of the Border abbeys, destroyed by the English in 1545.

Like most towns and villages in the area, Melrose developed on the back of the tweed and knitwear industry, which brought wealth to the Scottish Borders, utilising the distinctive, Roman-nosed Cheviot Hill sheep and the availability of water power for the looms. Head to Peebles to shop for locally made knitwear and enjoy the peace and fresh air, where walks, trails and cycleways lead into the wooded countryside.


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