Attractions near Thirlestane Castle

This is a list of the attractions near this property that are featured on AboutBritain.com
It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all attractions near this property.
Thirlestane Castle (< 1 Mile)*
Thirlestane, one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland is set in lovely Border hills at Lauder, 28 miles south of Edinburgh and 68 miles north of Newcastle, on the A68.
Abbotsford House (8 Miles)*
Abbotsford is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist, and author of timeless classics such as Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake.
Harmony Garden (8 Miles)*
A delightfully tranquil walled garden comprising lawns, herbaceous and mixed borders, vegetable and fruit areas, and a rich display of spring bulbs.
Melrose Abbey (8 Miles)*
Melrose Abbey is probably the most famous ruin in Scotland. It was founded by David I around 1136 as a Cistercian abbey, but largely destroyed by Richard II's English army in 1385.
Priorwood Gardens (8 Miles)*
Priorwood is a specialist garden where the plants grown are selected for their suitability for drying.
Mellerstain (8 Miles)*
Mellerstain, one of Scotland's great Georgian houses was begun in 1725 by William Adam and completed several years later by his famous son, Robert.
Smailholm Tower (10 Miles)*
Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.
Dryburgh Abbey (10 Miles)*
Both beautifully situated and of intrinsic quality, the ruins of the Premonstratensian abbey at Dryburgh are remarkably complete.
Crichton Castle (12 Miles)*
Crichton is a large and sophisticated castle with a spectacular Italian-style range.
Arniston House (13 Miles)*
Arniston is privately owned by descendants of the Dundas family who purchased the land in 1571. The present mansion house was commenced in 1726 by William Adam and completed by his son John , brother of the famous Robert, in the 1750's.
* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

Towns near Thirlestane Castle
Lauder (1 Mile)*
Lauder is set 600 feet above sea level, and is the main town in Lauderdale, bounded on three sides by the Lammermuir Hills. The town preserves its original medieval form with a single main street widening into the Market Place.
Stow (4 Miles)*
Galashiels (7 Miles)*
Galashiels lies at the heart of the Borders in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, close to its meeting with the River Tweed.
Gordon (8 Miles)*
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Melrose (8 Miles)*
The triple peaks of the Eildon Hills are the most distinctive single landmark in the Borders. At their feet in the valley of the River Tweed lies Melrose, the birthplace of the game of rugby sevens.
Heriot (9 Miles)*
Selkirk (12 Miles)*
The Ancient and Royal Burgh of Selkirk stands high above the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys. The town's industrial background is reflected in the number of specialist tweed outlets.
Innerleithen (14 Miles)*
Innerleithen lies surrounded by the scenic hills and forest of the Tweed Valley. The town was famed as a spa in the 19th century for the mineral spring of Doo's Well.
Kelso (14 Miles)*
The picturesque town of Kelso, lies in a fine setting at the junction of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot. Described by Sir Walter Scott as the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland.
Haddington (14 Miles)*
* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

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