Thirlestane castle visit . 5th August 2021


Thirlestane Castle Visit  August 5th 2021

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There is an absolute limit of 16 tickets for this event!

The next in our ongoing series of visits to Castles and sites which are mentioned in Tales of the Borders.  A conducted tour of places not normally available to the public, together with time for a ‘Picnic in the Park’ and some dramatisation of a tale or part of a Tale.  Thirlestane Castle has been the home of the Maitland family for over 400 years, and this is your chance to have a look around in company with our personal guide.
Bring your own picnic, and enjoy a fine summer evening, a welcome glass of something bubbly, and fine conversation.  Altogether a grand evening.

  The timetable will be something like this:
7pm  arrive with own picnic in grounds.
7-50 for 8pm assemble at front door for welcome glass of bubbly.
8-00pm. Welcome from AA and intro to Castle guide – tour of castle stopping at  suitable spaces for;
Jackie & Joe Lang- retelling of Midside Maggie
A little more in fill on the Duke of Lauderdale, a highly important figure in Scottish history and the development of the country house library.
Jacqueline Miller and her Book of the tale and her take on Midside Maggie

The ticket price is £20.00 per head, and place note there is NO facility for ‘turning up’ and purchasing a ticket ‘at the door’ – they must all be resaved here.  Payment may follow if necessary, but you MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE.



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