Traquair House Welcomes The Coming Of The Borders Railway

Published 1st September 2015

Traquair House is welcoming the coming of the Borders Railway with some special offers in September and October this year.

Visitors who have used the Borders Railway to visit Traquair will be offered a 50% discount on normal admission prices. Just show your rail ticket on the same day of your visit to redeem this offer.

Follow in the footsteps of 27 Scottish monarchs to visit this remarkable home which is steeped in 900 years of history. With its close association to Mary Queen of Scots and later the Jacobites it is a house full of treasures as well as a secret escape for Catholic priests during times of terror. In addition, the working brew house can be seen in one of the wings of the house and in the grounds you can lose yourself in the large hedged maze and walk in the ancient woodlands before enjoying a tasty lunch or tea at the 1745 Cottage Restaurant.

In addition, guests who would like to take the opportunity of staying at Traquair in one of our three luxurious bedrooms will be collected and returned free of charge from regular bus services in Innerleithen that connect to Galashiels.

Staying at Traquair is a unique experience; enjoy exclusive use of the Lower Drawing Room in the evening beside an open fire while sipping a glass of Traquair Ale, then tour the house at your leisure and in the morning set yourself up for the day with a full Scottish Breakfast served in the eighteenth century Still Room.

To visit Traquair 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.

Catherine Maxwell Stuart commented:

“We are very excited about the coming of the Borders Railway and delighted that the Scottish Borders will be now firmly on the map for visitors from all over the world. Traquair is only a short bus journey away from the Galashiels station and we hope visitors will take advance of this unique train journey and exploring what the Borders and discovering its history.”

Traquair House General 1st September 2015