Traquair House

Traquair House
Innerleithen
Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders
EH44 6PW
Scotland

Website

www.traquair.co.uk/

E-mail

enquiries@traquair.co.uk

Telephone

(0)1896 830323

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Traquair House
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Dating back to 1107, Traquair was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. Later a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.

Today, Traquair is a unique piece of living history welcoming visitors from all over the world.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the house, extensive grounds, maze, craft workshops, 1745 Cottage Restaurant and the famous Traquair House Brewery housed in the eighteenth century wing and producing the world famous Traquair House Ales.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Daily from 29th March - 14th April 2013; 1st May - 31st October 2013.

Opening Times 2013:
April - September 11.00am - 5.00pm
October 11.00am - 4.00pm
November 11.00am - 3.00pm

Admission charges

Families, House and Grounds:
Adults £8.00
Children £4.00
Senior Citizens £7.20
2 Adults 3 Children £22.00

Families, Grounds Only
Adults £4.00
Children £3.00

Groups Rates (Minimum 20 People)
Adults £7.00
Children £3.50
Senior Citizens £6.20
Guide Book £4.50

Getting there

Mileages:
Innerleithen 1.5; Peebles 6; Galashiels 12; St Mary's Loch 12; Moffat 32; Selkirk 10; Dumfries 48; Carlisle 75; Edinburgh 29 (60 minutes); (Edinburgh Airport 40 minutes); Glasgow 60; Newcastle 96


Using Public Transport to get to Traquair

Nearest train stations: Edinburgh Waverley (Approx 1 hour drive from Traquair.

By Bus; From St Andrews Bus Station in Edinburgh take the No 62 (departing every half hour) to Innerleithen and disembark at the Post Office on High Street. (journey time approx 1hr 20mins).

From Innerleithen: By foot it is 1.5 miles and takes about 20mins or by taxi Tel; 01896 831333.

If you are staying in the area why not hire a bike from Alpine Bikes, Innerleithen Tel; 01896 830880 or The Hub at Glentress 01721 721736.

Collection details

Social History, Design

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Ghosts of Tranquair

  • 25 October 2014 7-8pm, 9-10pm
  • 26 October 2014 7-8pm, 9pm

Come and experience a ghostly tour of Traquair and meet the people who lived here long ago.

Find out their stories and listen to the unexpected sounds of the past that can still be heard in the ancient walls.

Feel a shiver down the back of your spine as you pass through the old oak door, what will be beyond?

Tours last approximately 1 hour and include a glass of mulled wine. Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Tours suitable for 8yrs and over – not for those with a nervous disposition!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Website

http://www.traquair.co.uk/historical-ghost-tours-traquair

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Hallowe'en Fun Day

  • 26 October 2014

There are lots of activities for all ages including ghost stories in the house, magic shows, tarot readings, Halloween Games, Spooky Face Painting, a Witches and Wizards workshop to make your own wand or hat. If you are brave enough you can walk through the Spook Passage Experience – not for the faint hearted.

Come dressed to kill and enter our Best Dressed Halloween Character competition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.traquair.co.uk/halloween-fun-day

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Historical Ghost Tours

  • 31 October 2014 7-8pm, 9-10pm
  • 1 November 2014 7-8pm, 9-10pm

Come and experience a ghostly tour of Traquair and meet the people who lived here long ago.

Find out their stories and listen to the unexpected sounds of the past that can still be heard in the ancient walls.

Feel a shiver down the back of your spine as you pass through the old oak door, what will be beyond?

Tours last approximately 1 hour and include a glass of mulled wine. Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Tours suitable for 8yrs and over – not for those with a nervous disposition!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Website

http://www.traquair.co.uk/historic-ghost-tours-traquair-halloween

Getting there

Mileages:
Innerleithen 1.5; Peebles 6; Galashiels 12; St Mary's Loch 12; Moffat 32; Selkirk 10; Dumfries 48; Carlisle 75; Edinburgh 29 (60 minutes); (Edinburgh Airport 40 minutes); Glasgow 60; Newcastle 96


Using Public Transport to get to Traquair

Nearest train stations: Edinburgh Waverley (Approx 1 hour drive from Traquair.

By Bus; From St Andrews Bus Station in Edinburgh take the No 62 (departing every half hour) to Innerleithen and disembark at the Post Office on High Street. (journey time approx 1hr 20mins).

From Innerleithen: By foot it is 1.5 miles and takes about 20mins or by taxi Tel; 01896 831333.

If you are staying in the area why not hire a bike from Alpine Bikes, Innerleithen Tel; 01896 830880 or The Hub at Glentress 01721 721736.

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