Traquair House

Traquair House
Innerleithen, Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW
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The oldest continually occupied castle in the UK, Traquair House, home to heirs of Scottish Kings, was built around 1107. It is home to the Traquair House Brewery and stages regular events such as medieval fairs, as well as offering accommodation for special occasions such as weddings. The famous Bear Gates at the top of the avenue were closed in 1745 and tradition has it that they will only be opened once a Stuart again becomes monarch.

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Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought

The stationary meets the cyclical at this celebration of literature, thought and the outdoors in the Borders. Using the natural environment and the inspirational effects of the outdoors to stimulate debate, events include literary and woodland walks and storytelling cycle rides.

Sat 25 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01896 830323

Sun 26 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01896 830323

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19 Mar 2009

This fortnight: Traquair House, Innerleithen What is it? Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, dating back to 1107, so we’ll thank you to be a little more respectful in your tone. Sorry. Pray tell, what manner of house is it? One of the last…

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