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Traquair House

Traquair House Scotland

Traquair House, dating from the 12th century and the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland. Photographic Print of Traquair House from Robert Harding.

Romantic Traquair in the Borders has the distinction of
being Scotland’s oldest continuously inhabited house,
and is a thousand years old. Twenty-seven monarchs
have stayed here and Alexander I signed a charter here
800 years ago.

Traquair House Scotland

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland. Photographic Print of Traquair House from Robert Harding.

Traquair’s famous Bear Gates have been kept closed
since 1745, the year Prince Charles Edward Stuart
stayed here, and they will not be re-opened until a
Stuart ascends the throne.

Another offbeat (but refreshing) feature of the
mansion house is its home brew. An 18th-century
brewery here produces up to 60,000 bottles of beer a
year, most of them for export.

The grounds have a maze, a croquet lawn and
woodland walks beside the River Tweed.

 

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