Welcome to romantic Traquair where Alexander I signed a charter over 800 years ago and where the “modern wings” were completed in 1680. Traquair Castle was originally owned by the kings of Scotland. It later became the home of the Earls of Traquair and is still lived in by their descendants the Maxwell Stuart family. Over a thousand years old and still a family home, Traquair provides a unique and intimate atmosphere.
Once a pleasure ground for Scottish kings in times of peace, then 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. Imprisoned, fined and isolated for their beliefs, their home, untouched by time, reflects the tranquility of their family life. It has remained largely unchanged in a landscape of ancient woodland, gardens, and forests of the Tweed valley.
Part of the house is open to the public during the summer months.
Accommodation in the private quarters
Three spacious double bedrooms furnished with antique furniture, canopied bed, private bath and central heating are available on a “bed and breakfast” basis. Guests may wander in the extensive grounds which lead to the famous River Tweed where fishing on our private stretch is available. Information will be given about the many dining places in the area which vary from country inns to 5 star hotels. (Dinner may sometimes be available in the house by prior arrangement). In the morning a full Scottish breakfast is served in the Still Room.
Honeymoon Couples are particularly welcome for overnight stays, and receive a complimentary bottle of our own French sparkling wine.
A unique place to stay.