Traquair

Scotland's Oldest Inhabited House

Traquair House

Welcome to Traquair, Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens Traquair dates back to 1107 and has been lived in by the Stuart family since 1491.

Originally a royal hunting lodge, Traquair played host to Mary Queen of Scots and later as staunch Catholics they supported the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.

Today, we welcome visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the extraordinary history of this lived in family home. Visit the house, grounds, maze, craft workshops, 1745 Cottage Restaurant and the world famous Traquair House Brewery situated in one of the wings of the house and sample the ales in our brewery shop and museum.

We also provide a magical and romantic venue for weddings, celebrations, corporate events and throughout the year there is an inspiring programme of events and exhibitions for all ages. You can even live like royalty and stay at Traquair in one of our luxurious antique furnished rooms.

Events

A JACOBITE STORY

1st July at 11:00 am - 30th September at 5:00 pm

A second chance to see this exhibition first shown in 2015 which brings together rarely…

Mass at Traquair

27th July at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 26th October 2017

Mass is held in Traquair’s Chapel at 7pm on the last Thursday of every month,…

Beyond Borders 2017

26th August - 27th August

International Festival of Literature & Thought Returning for its 8th year Beyond Borders is delighted…

Two Breweries Hill Race

23rd September

Taking place again this year on Saturday 23rd September 2017 – please take a look…

Historic Ghost Tours

27th October at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Friday and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm

SPIRITS & SPOOKS AT TRAQUAIR THIS HALLOWEEN! A Jacobite Ghost Tour Friday 27th October &…

Halloween Fun Day

29th October at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday October 29th 11am – 4pm Ghouls, Games and Ghostly Tales for all the family!!…

Free Christmas Opening

25th November at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 4.00pm

Enjoy a Festive Fayre at Traquair 10.30am to 4pm A wonderful weekend of Christmas cheer…

The Mighty Deerstalker

3rd March 2018 at 12:00 am

An adventure running event with a difference!  5km and 10km runs start and finish at…

Easter Eggstravaganza

1st April 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grounds open 11.00am, with activities from midday The Biggest egg hunt in the Borders and…

Reviews

A short but fascinating visit that was full of so much history and information. Amazing to think that it is still in the same family through so much turmoil. The brewery adds an interesting story also. Make sure to visit the tearoom as the food is very good and reasonable.

Des M - Oct '16

Lovely gardens and House: One of our first stops of our long weekend trip and well worth it. We had a lovely walk through the gardens first before the house was open. Nice sunny morning through the peaceful gardens and woods before entering the maze. First visitors there so lots of time to enjoy the house grounds.

Alexander T - Aug '16

I have been going here since childhood. I love it & never tire! Stunning atmospheric house with stunning Scottish history! The maze is fab! We ran around giggling like children & joked with people entering it that we’d been in there lost for days! The Staff are the most friendly professional & knowledgeable of any Stately Home I’ve been to. The shop & little craft shops are a great added bonus. Go! Its well worth it. A Jacobite Residence with fantastic history.

Anonymous - Oct '16

Can’t believe we haven’t been here before! What a beautiful and interesting place. Make sure that you try the restaurant – lovely food. Oh, and grab some of their ale before you leave

Ian R - Oct '16

Spent a few hours with two children today and we had a great time. The children loved the grounds and exploring. The highlight being the maze (we actually did get lost..oops). We took a picnic to eat but treated ourselves to hot chocolate and milkshake in the cafe before we left.

Amy Y - Oct '16