House in Innerleithen Scottish Borders Scotland
Traquair House Innerleithen Scottish Borders Scotland Bed and Breakfast B&B Castle Lodgings Accommodations
Proprietor: Catherine Maxwell Stuart
Address: Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland EH44 6PW
Telephone: +44 (0)1896 830 323
Fax: 44 (0) 1896 830 639
Activities/Attractions: Enjoy a day reliving the past. See the bed belonging to Mary Queen of Scots, the superb collection of Jacobite glass, the extraordinary eighteenth century Library and the secret stairs used by priests in time of terror. Traquair House offers a wide and exciting range of tours and events throughout the year. Traquair tours range from our free-roaming pass to an exclusive guided tour with Lady Maxwell Stuart herself.
As well as the House, Traquair also has extensive grounds to explore which include the maze that is planted with 1,500 trees! and the play ground of willow tunnels. Why not take lunch in the old walled garden at the 1745 Cottage Restaurant then have a wander through the woodland walk which boasts some of the oldest yew trees in Scotland or take a tour around one of the oldest working breweries in Britain dating back to the eighteenth century where all the delicious Traquair House Ales are available to sample and purchase. Also set in Traquair grounds are several independent craft shops, the Traquair gift shop and the Traquair brewery shop for you to pick a souvenir or two.
Traquair House Brewery was founded in 1965 by Peter Maxwell Stuart, 20th Laird of Traquair and has been managed by his daughter Catherine Maxwell Stuart since 1990. The brewery currently produces around 600-700 barrels per annum and in 1997, the brewery was formed into a limited company.
Whatever you choose to do on your visit to Traquair you are sure to take away happy memories.
"Thank you so much for making our day so memorable and we will never forget the time and trouble you took to ensure everything went off so perfectly."
"You don't get many chances to stay in a 900 year old castle, so when I spotted Traquair, I knew we had to go there for a weekend break. We took our kids, aged 4 and 8, and booked a room in the old house for us to share. We arrived at night, and the kids were suitably impressed by the huge looming white building, with its turrets and courtyards. Up an ancient stone spiral staircase, and our room was large and welcoming, with a large bathroom across our private hall and what proved to be a fabulous view of the maze in the garden out of our windows. The next morning we headed downstairs to the breakfast room, where we were treated to a delicious traditional Scottish breakfast. We spent the day with the kids out in the grounds, they loved the maze and the woodland walk and playing by the river. In the evening we drove to Edinburgh, which didn't take long at all. Traquair is an incredible place to be able to stay. Definitely worth the luxury hotel (rather than B&B) prices."
General Information: Welcome to Traquair Castle in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland - a truly unique piece of living history welcoming visitors from all over the world ... originally owned by the Kings of Scotland. It later became the home of the Earls of Traquair and is still lived in by the descendants of the Maxwell Stuart family. It is now well known as the oldest inhabited and most romantic house in Scotland. Part of the house is open to the public during the summer months.
Honeymoon Couples are particularly welcome for overnight stays, and receive a complimentary bottle of Traquair's own French sparkling wine. You are welcome to stay at Traquair House.
Traquair is one of Scotland's most romantic castles and a perfect venue for your wedding.
Traquair House is the perfect venue to hold your business event.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
Rates: (Prices quoted in GBP Pounds).
A full Scottish breakfast is served in the Still Room downstairs.
"Traquair House Ale is a dark, strong Scots classic which, despite coming from a tiny 18th-century brew house, has been hugely influential in export markets, particularly in the USA, where all beer buffs seem to know it. Serious alcohol and fruity malt on the nose, and delicious plum pie and vanilla flavours, with a little oak and amontillado sherry character. Soft and drinkable with a sherry-ish dryness that stops it cloying, and a sweet note reminiscent of the sticky skins of supermarket dates in a box. Excellent with hard farm cheeses, particularly those with an acidic or goaty accent. also unrivalled as a Christmas Eve sipping beer, with candles and log fires and a glittery tree."
"A manor house (or castle?) in which Bonnie Prince Charlie once took refuge, near Peebles, in the Borders. Like any other large residence, it had its own brewery, enterprisingly put back into operation by the Laird (lord of the manor) in 1965. At his death in 1990, his daughter Catherine, then in her mid- twenties, took over, supervising the running of the place, and has since expanded the Brewhouse. Uncoated wooden fermenters are used, and Traquair House Ale**** has a touch of oaky earthiness to balance its dark-malt nuttiness- (18.5-21; 1074-82; a little over 5.6; 7.0). Special editions have-been produced at various gravities, and there is a Bear Ale ** to *** of a more conventional strength (12.5; 1050; 4.0; 5.0). The house can be visited, and they hold an annual beer festival at the end of May."