Thirlestane Castle is closed for renovations in 2013 but the gardens are still open. Its origins are in the 13th century but has been rebuilt and extended over the generations. The 17th century ceilings in the State rooms are unrivalled and there are fine collections of furniture, pictures and Historic toys to enjoy.
Please note that Thirlestane Castle will not be open to visitors in 2013 owing to remedial works. The grounds will be open as usual, for which parking charges will apply. See website for events.