Thirlestane Castle, Scotland
16th century castle in the Scottish Borders. Built in the 16th century to defend the approach to Edinburgh from the south. It has been home to John Maitland, Lord Chancellor of Scotland in the 16th century and the Duke of Lauderdale, who directed the affairs of Scotland in the 17th century. Various grand rooms available including dining room, drawing room, hall, panelled drawing room, libraries, grand bed chamber, grouse moors, parkland with river, grand eagle gates, stables, old kitchens. Set in extensive parkland and close to town of Lauder (2 minutes). Edinburgh 30 minute drive. Located in Scotland.