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, Garden Cafe 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

Guided tours

22nd July at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 26th August 2018

Special offer – Guided tours on weekends in July and August! Tours start at 11am…

Mass at Traquair

26th 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 30th August 2018

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

Borders Youth Theatre Performance at Traquair

27th July at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Tale of Beatrix Potter directed by John Haswell Book a picnic box or a…

History comes alive at Traquair

18th August
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One event on 19th August 2018 at 12:00am

A weekend when the past will literally come alive as characters from Traquair’s history re-enact…

Beyond Borders 2018

25th August - 26th August

International Festival of Literature & Thought Returning for its 9th year Beyond Borders is delighted…

Mass at Traquair

26th September at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on 26th September 2018 at 7:00pm

On these two occassions mass is held on the last Wednesday of the month instead…

Ghostly Castle Tour Friday 7pm

26th October at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPIRITS & SPOOKS AT TRAQUAIR THIS HALLOWEEN! Friday 26th October Tour 7pm-8pm (Halloween Supper after…

Ghostly Castle Tour Friday 9pm

26th October at 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SPIRITS & SPOOKS AT TRAQUAIR THIS HALLOWEEN! Friday 26th October Tour 9pm-10pm (Halloween Supper 7.30pm)…

Ghostly Castle Tour Saturday 7pm

27th October at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPIRITS & SPOOKS AT TRAQUAIR THIS HALLOWEEN! Saturday 27th October Tour 7pm-8pm (Halloween Supper after…

Ghostly Castle Tour Saturday 9pm

27th October at 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SPIRITS & SPOOKS AT TRAQUAIR THIS HALLOWEEN! Saturday 27th October Tour 9pm-10pm  (Halloween Supper 7.30pm)…

Halloween Fun Day

28th October at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday October 28th 11am – 4pm Ghouls, Games and Ghostly Tales for all the family!!…

Free Christmas Opening

24th November at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 4.00pm

24th and 25th November – enjoy a wonderful weekend of Christmas Cheer at our FREE…

Reviews

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

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

Our guide was most pleasant & thoughtful to those of our group who had slightly limited mobility and the catering staff gave us an excellent lunch with such cheerful smiles. Everyone voted it a very sucessful day, so thank you very much.

Claire - May '18

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

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