The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Traquair House

  • B709 Map It
  • Innerleithen
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

Said to be the oldest continually occupied home in Scotland, Traquair House has secret stairways and passages, a library with more than 3,000 books, and a bed said to be used by Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1566. You can walk freely through the rooms, and there is an explanatory leaflet in each as well as helpful guides hovering in the corridors. The top floor of the house is an interesting small museum. Outside is a reasonably scary maze, an adventure playground, and some lovely woodland walks as well as pigs, goats, and chickens. The 18th-century brew house still makes highly recommended ale. There is a café on the grounds near the beautiful walled garden. The Traquair Fair in August is the nearest you are likely to get to a medieval fair, and well worth the visit. You may even spend the night, if you wish.

Sight Information


B709, Innerleithen, The Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Grounds £4, house and grounds £8.60

Published 05/04/2017


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