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 2017

Beyond Borders Scotland Join politicians, authors, artists and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, tête-à-tête discussions, music and art in the grounds of Scotland's oldest inhabited house. Alongside discussions, literary walks, meditation sessions and bike rides through the picturesque…

Sat 26 Aug

Grounds of Traquair House

£26 / 01896 830323

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 27 Aug

Grounds of Traquair House

£26 / 01896 830323

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 26 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01896 830323

Sun 27 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01896 830323

Halloween Fun Day

A day full of ghouls, games and ghosts for all the family. This Halloween is for all ages and dispositions.

Sun 29 Oct

£6 / 01896 830323

Historical Ghost Tours

Scary stories have far more bite when they're based on true events. Meet some of the past residents of Traquair House on this guided tour, followed by a glass of mulled wine to steady your nerves. Ages 8+.

Fri 27 Oct

Sat 28 Oct

Traquair Free Christmas Opening

Free entrance to Traquair house and grounds with festive activities and fun. A sumptuous Santa's grotto, mulled wine, puppet shows, activities for children and discounts in the gift shop and brewery shop.

Sat 25 Nov

Free / 01896 830323

Sun 26 Nov

Free / 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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