The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
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Old Thirlestane Castle

Borders: About 2 miles east of Lauder, 0.3 miles south-west of A697 at Thirlestane village, east of the Boonsdreigh Water.

 

Ruin or site   NT 564474   OS: 73   TD2 6QS


Little remains of a tower and courtyard, except the vaulted basement. The tower consisted of a rectangular block and a wing containing a stair.
  ‘Thirslstaine’ is marked prominently on Blaeu’s map of Berwickshire.
  The lands were originally held by the Thirlestane family but passed by marriage to the Maitlands in the 13th century. The castle is said to have been burnt out in the 1570s. The Maitlands moved to Thirlestane Castle, near Lauder, about 1595.

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