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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There are 8 events at this location

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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 26 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01896 830323

Sun 27 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01896 830323

Dogs Day Out

A day out for your dog with fun activities, competitions, displays and demos as well as doggy treats and organised walks planned.

Sun 16 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01896 830323

Dowsing & the Labyrinth

Learn more about how dowsing and the labyrinth can be used to help you connect with your inner self.

Sat 6 May

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

Prices to be confirmed / 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+.

Shakespeare at Traquair: A Winter's Tale

An outdoor production of A Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare’s last plays, set as a promenade performance in the Traquair grounds. A story of jealousy, love and rebirth, A Winter's Tale follows Leontes, the King of Sicilia as he mistakenly accuses his wife of betrayal, resulting in unspeakable loss. But fast forward 16…

Wed 31 May

Thu 1 Jun

Fri 2 Jun

…and 5 more dates until 10 Jun

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.

Traquair Medieval Fayre

Scotland's oldest inhabited house gets all medieval on us with a weekend of entertainment. There's jousting, a Medieval tournament, archery, equestrian displays, falconry, living history, jesters and children’s entertainment.

Sat 27 May

£12 (£10; Children £10) / 01896 830323

Sun 28 May

£12 (£10; Children £10) / 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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