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Traquair House

  • 4.7

  • from 252 Google reviews

A bench in front of a tree
A bench in front of a tree

About the garden

Scotland's oldest inhabited house, including on site brewery, craft workshops, garden cafe and Scotland's largest hedged maze.

Opening times

April to October: 11am to 5pm July & August: 10.30am to 5pm October: 11am to 4pm November: weekends only, 11am to 3pm

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site

Shops

None

Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW

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Traquair House
Scottish Borders
EH44 6PW
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 252 Google reviews

Dave Metcalfe

3 months ago

5

What an amazing place! We started with lunch in the Cafe, serving excellent sourdough toasted sandwiches - a great start to an amazing few hours. The walled garden was a pleasant stroll among the apple trees followed by browsing the craft shops and the onto the house itself. We received a brief but informative introduction from a knowledgeable guide and the toured the ground floor - I'd recommend the introductory video as it gives a great insight into the history of the house and family. The house itself has a great atmosphere and it's worth spending time in each open room to read the information and look at the items. Outside, the maze offers good entertainment and there are some animals and a play area for the children. All in all a fascinating way to spend a day

Lynn Andrew

6 months ago

5

Went to the medieval fair weekend at the end of May. Camped in the neighbouring field (very, very basic) but otherwise brilliant. Lots of activities from archery to jousting, and beautiful grounds. Little park and mini animal but for the kids as well as a maze. Lovely little cafe and we got to try the Traquair beer which is delicious. Just a beautiful place to be.

Paul W

3 months ago

5

Interesting property and grounds to visit. House not overly interpreted; you get the information you need to understand the history of the house. Good cafe. Brewery produces interesting well priced beers. Some workshops in the grounds; bought a leather belt which was made for me while on the visit. Well worth a visit.

Theresa R

2 months ago

5

First time I've been to this location. I came along as a Celebrant, marrying a couple and what a wonderful venue to get married at! The staff are extremely helpful and really lovely, it felt a homely and peaceful event and I loved it, as did the couple and their guests. Couldn't recommend it more, as a wedding venue but also simply to visit. I cannot wait to come back as a regular visitor. Thank you for being so very welcoming!

M Gallichan

3 months ago

5

Traquair is probably the best value for money house/estates we've ever visited. For the reasonable entry price you get access to one of the more historic homes and estates around. We toured the house first and suggest you watch the introductory video early in the tour. It's an interesting house to explore with great history behind it. There were a few walks around parts of the estate one of which is wheelchair friendly The cafe was pretty reasonable and the food tasty although our only negative about our visit was that we thought the chips were well overpriced for the portion size but then there's plenty of other reasonably priced meal choices. A very enjoyable place to visit.

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