Stately Homes & Castles

Driving Route

Stately Homes & Castles


If you enjoy seeing 'how the other half' lived through the centuries then this is the collection for you.

You'll be stunned by the architecture and appreciate the surrounding gardens as you imagine life in these historic homes.

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What you'll see

Traquair House - Peebles

Visitor Attractions

Traquair is Scotland's Oldest Continually Inhabited House dating back over 900 years and still lived in as a family home today.

Abbotsford House - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The extraordinary home of Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott, the man who gave us the historical novel, popularised tartan & rediscovered Scotland’s Crown Jewels.

Henderland Tower - Yarrow

History & Heritage

The ruined mound of Henderland Tower sits beside the Dow Linn.

Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate - Thornhill

Visitor Attractions

If you like delving deep into history, soaking up culture, and exploring beautiful countryside you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle.

Thirlestane Castle - Lauder

Castles & Stately Homes

One of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland

Mellerstain House - Gordon

Castles & Stately Homes

Listed as one of Britain's best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see. "A treasure, wonderful gardens and beautiful house!"

Floors Castle - Kelso

Visitor Attractions

Explore the house, beautiful gardens and walks around the Estate. Sample homemade Estate produce at the Terrace Cafe, gift shop & deli.

Paxton House - Berwick upon Tweed

Visitor Attractions

Paxton House is a Georgian mansion overlooking the River Tweed set in 80 acres of grounds on the border of England and Scotland 4 miles…

Threave Castle - Dumfries

Visitor Attractions

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to the castle.

MacLellan's Castle - Kirkcudbright

Castles & Stately Homes, Ruins

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to the castle.

Mary Queen of Scots' House - Jedburgh

Museums & Exhibitions

Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre is set in the centre of historic Jedburgh and this 16th century tower house tells the story of Scotland’s…