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- A well maintained and peaceful park just a stroll away from Lauder.
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?
Thirlestane Castle Caravan Park is a friendly and family run site favoured by those wishing to shed the skin of the modern world. We have space coupled with peace and quiet - somewhat rare these days, and are going to great lengths to protect this. 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.
Site Facilities include:
• Modern toilet and washing facilities
• Disabled and family bathroom
• WiFi *new for 2015
• Overnight late night parking *new for 2015
• Electric hook-ups
• Discounted access to Castle & Grounds
• Laundry and drying facilities
• Food preparation, dish washing facilities, fridge & freezer
• Eating out facilities and shops within 1 mile
• On bus route to Edinburgh city centre
• Direct access to Southern Upland Way
• Pets welcome
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
- Coach stations
Stow (Galashiels): Townfoot Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
5.0 miles Fountainhall (Scottish Borders): Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Galashiels Bus Station — 7.6 miles
- Train stations
Prestonpans Rail Station — 18.3 miles
18.3 miles Wallyford Rail Station — 18.4 miles
18.4 miles Longniddry Rail Station — 18.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Leith Newhaven Harbour Ferry Landing — 25.1 miles
Edinburgh Airport — 28.7 miles
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.
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, and now with Stow train station only 5 minutes drive away.
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 or perhaps pet a friendly shark! We are just kidding! but you can see them at The Deep Aqaurium in Edinburgh.
- Palace of Holyroodhouse (23.0 miles)
- Our Dynamic Earth (23.0 miles)
- Mercat Tours (Edinburgh Walks) (23.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.