Visitor Information

27 Scottish Kings and Queens have visited Traquair; now you are invited to follow in their footsteps

Opening Times & Admission Prices

Opening Times 2017

1st Apr - 30th Sep
11am - 5pm
1st Oct - 31st Oct
11am - 4pm
November (Weekends Only)
11am - 3pm

House & Grounds

Adults
£8.80
(Advance price £8.30)
Children
£4.50
(Advance price £4.00)
Senior Citizens
£7.80
(Advance price £7.30)
Family
(2 adults and 3 children)
£24.50
(Advance price £24.00)
Under Five Years
Free

Grounds Only

Adults
£4.50
Children & Concessions
£3.50
Under Five Years
Free

Group Rates (Min 20 People)

Adults
£7.80
Children
£3.80
Senior Citizens
£6.80
Guide Book
£4.50

Corporate or Group events (if requested) can be accommodated outwith the stated opening dates/times. Please contact Traquair House for more details.

Your Day at Traquair

Whether you are a group, individual or corporate visitor Traquair House has something for everyone to enjoy.

Traquair House offers a wide and exciting range of tours and events throughout the year. Traquair tours range from our free-roaming pass to an exclusive guided tour with Catherine Maxwell Stuart, the 21st Lady of Traquair.

As well as the House, Traquair also has extensive grounds to explore which include the maze that is planted with 1,500 trees! and the play ground of willow tunnels. Take a look at the River Tweed via our webcam!

Why not take lunch in the old walled garden at the 1745 Cottage Restaurant then have a wander through the woodland walk which boasts some of the oldest yew trees in Scotland or take a tour around one of the oldest working breweries in Britain dating back to the eighteenth century where all the delicious Traquair House Ales are available to sample and purchase. Also set in Traquair grounds are several independent craft shops, the Traquair gift shop and the Traquair brewery shop for you to pick a souvenir or two.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds as long as they are on leads at all times (this excludes Traquair Fair).

When the house is open we have a Catholic Mass in the Chapel on the last Thursday of every month.

To help us improve and maintain Traquair as an interesting and exciting visitor attraction for your continued enjoyment we would be very grateful if you could complete our survey online. On completion of your questionnaire you will be automatically entered into our price draw.

Groups

We are delighted to accept groups of any size throughout the year and personal guided tours by the owner, Catherine Maxwell Stuart, can be arranged in advance.

Guided tours can be arranged outside normal opening hours and sometimes during opening hours at less busy times of the year.

Location & Getting Here

Traquair House

Traquair House
Innerleithen
Peeblesshire
EH44 6PW

Directions to Traquair

Enter your postcode or location below and get detailed directions to Traquair via car, public transport, foot, bike or air.

Taxis and Private Tours

Yellow Cabs
01896 833003
BARC Travel
01721 721212
Five Star Taxis
01896 756789
Reel Private Tours of Scotland
07776 346416
Bespoke Border Car Tours
07908 792729

Wheel Chair Users

Traquair welcomes all visitors but unfortunately we cannot make the house fully accessible to wheel chair users. However, we have recently introduced a video tour of the house which can be viewed on the ground floor by request. The video lasts approximately 15 minutes and is an informative history of the family and tour of the house.

Accessible Areas

Parking

Disabled Visitors may be dropped off in front of the house and cars parked a short distance away. Please ask at the ticket box when you arrive.

Grounds

Tarmac drives and reasonable access to brewery if dry. The walled garden is grassed with mown lawns as is the back of the house near maze. We are currently developing a short woodland walk to be fully accessible for wheelchairs.

1745 Cottage Restaurant

On ground level. Enter by front entrance.

Toilets

A new toilet block near Restaurant with disabled toilet and access.

Shops

Gift and Brewery Shops have one step to entrance. Please ask the assistant for a temporary ramp.

House

Wings including Chapel and Dining Room are accessible and in house entrance hall and Still Room can be viewed. The latter room is where the video tour can be viewed.

Events

Disabled parking available at all our events and for the most part are full accessible if held outside but please contact us for details.

Other Disabilities

Information about the house is also available in large print. A loop system is available for the video tour. Please ask for details at the front door.

Explore the Big Houses of the Scottish Borders

If you’ve enjoyed your visit to Traquair then why not visit some of our neighbours?  The Scottish Borders is home to some of the finest historic houses and castles in Scotland.  Set amidst breathtaking scenery, there is a wealth of historic houses to view and grounds and gardens to explore.  Our featured homes and castles have fascinating historic links and each has its own unique charm.

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

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

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

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