Co-ordinates: 55.43.2024N: 2.44.37116W
Address: Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland TD2 6RU
Good for visiting: Lauder Castle (although it had just closed for the season when we arrived..), Jedburgh, Kelso, Floors Castle, Selkirk, Hawick, Edinburgh
Phone & e-mail: T: 01578 718884 firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Visited: October 2017
Questions:- (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)
What are the pitches like?
A mix of hard-standings with a number of grass pitches. Pitches all seemed to slope upwards so levelling blocks definitely needed!
There are also lots of statics (separate from the touring site) and storage.
Is there water on each pitch?
No. However, there are plenty of taps available and they are easily accessible
What is the electric like?
At least 10A– we had no problems
By the tap
What’s the site access like?
Access is excellent from the main road, just after the main road through Lauder. It is not far at all off the main A road. Access on site is excellent
What are the Sanitary facilities like?
Toilets: 1 sanitary block with ladies, gents and family room. Ladies have clearly been updated recently and are in excellent condition, very clean. However, the gents doesn’t appear to have had the same treatment – maybe it’s being updated this winter??
Toilet paper provided? Yes – plentiful
Showers: Clean and adequate.
What other facilities are there?
Bins and CWD
Motorhome service point (drive over wastewater disposal)
Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?
There is separate internet available for a charge. Good signal if you have your own.
What’s the welcome like?
Lovely welcome with lots of information. The lad who booked us in was one of the most genuinely nice people I have ever met (definitely the most welcome we felt in Scotland).
How much is it?
We paid about £21 per night including electric in October. There is a discount available for Caravan Club members.
What’s the area like?
Lovely. It’s a nice walk into the village where there is a good choice of pubs and an unusual church (which the queen visited and signed the visitors book 🙂 )
The castle is literally next to the site (albeit about a 10 minute walk up the drive!)
Jedburgh is close by and well worth a visit. Floors Castle is nearby in Kelso.
The countryside is absolutely beautiful
We didn’t like so much:-
The number of ‘permanent’ pitches – there seemed to be a fair number of ‘residents’ on site. Friendly enough, but not what we really want when touring.
We moved on to the Lake District, via Gretna Green!