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Traquair

Type:Historic House / Palace

Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

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About

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.

Directions

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: http://www.travelinescotland.com//pdfs/timetables/BOAX062.pdf
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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

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Opening Times

* 1 Apr - 31 Oct Weekends only in Nov. Apr-Jun 11am-5pm. Jul & Aug 10am-5pm. Sep 11am-5pm. Oct 11am-4pm Nov 11am-3pm

Awards

  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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