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Type:Historic House / Palace

Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

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Tel01896 830323


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Dating back to 1107, Traquair was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. Later a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.

Today, Traquair is a unique piece of living history welcoming visitors from all over the world, providing a magical and romantic setting for weddings, hosting a wide range of summer events and a superb venue for corporate groups. You can even stay here in the luxurious Bed & Breakfast accommodation.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the house, extensive grounds, maze, craft workshops, 1745 Cottage Restaurant and the famous Traquair House Brewery housed in the eighteenth century wing and producing the world famous Traquair House Ales

Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Exclusive lunches/dinners (max 34) in the Dining Room. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: Available throughout year if booked in advance. Parking: Coaches; please book. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only. Accommodation: 3 en-suites. B&B.


Road Directions

By car: Distances to Traquair:

Innerleithen 1.5; Peebles 6; Galashiels 12; Edinburgh 29 (60 minutes); (Edinburgh Airport 40 minutes); Glasgow 60

By public transport:By rail: disembark at the Galashiels transport Interchange and take a 62 bus to Innerleithen that depart every 20 minutes. It is then a short 15 minute walk to the house or take a local taxi.
By Bus: From Waterloo Place in Edinburgh take the No X62 or 62a (departing every 20/30 minutes) to Innerleithen and disembark at the Post Office on High Street. (journey time approx 1hr 20mins). For Bus timetables please take a look:
From Innerleithen: By foot it is 1.5 miles and takes about 20mins or by taxi Tel; 01896 833003.
If you are staying in the area why not hire a bike from Alpine Bikes, Innerleithen Tel; 01896 830880 or The Hub at Glentress 01721 721736.

The nearest railway station is Galashiels, Scottish Borders, which is 13 miles away.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours


Opening Times

September 2019 Opening Times (1 Sept 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
October 2019 Opening Times (1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
November 2019 Opening Times (1 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019)
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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