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Thirlestane Castle Scotland

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland. Photographic Print of Thirlestane Castle dating from the 16th century from Robert Harding.

Thirlestane Castle Scotland

Thirlestane Castle dating from the 16th century, Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland. Photographic Print of Thirlestane Castle dating from the 16th century from Robert Harding.

Thirlestane, one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland, is set in lovely Border hills at Lauder. Built originally as a defensive fort in the 13th century it was re-built in the 16th century as the home of the Maitlands. As the seat of the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale it was enlarged and embellished over the centuries but it still remains home to the Maitland family. The Duke's ghost is said to haunt the castle.

 

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