Lauder, Lauderdale, Berwickshire

Martin Thirkettle / Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Scottish Borders

Lauder, Lauderdale, Berwickshire

This is situated in Lauderdale, Berwickshire.

It’s a good stop on any tours of Scotland.


Lauder’s charter as a royal burgh dates from 1502.

But there are claims it has been a royal burgh since the time of William the First in 1185.


The local church was built by Sir William Bruce in 1673.

It is in the shape of a Greek cross and has an octagonal steeple.


Thirlestane Castle stands nearby on the Leader Water.

The old castle was built in 1590.


The present building is of red sandstone and is very imposing.

The whole house is said to be one of the finest in Scotland.

It also has a fine collection of furniture, china, and paintings.


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