Thirlestane Castle

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One of the Dukes who occupied here is still reported to haunt the location. It is believed to be John Maitland.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder TD2 6RU, United Kingdom

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55.7222889, -2.7436436000000413
Scottish Borders
Nearest Towns:
Lauder, UK (1.6 mi.)
Blainslie, UK (2.7 mi.)
Oxton, UK (3.8 mi.)
Legerwood, UK (4.0 mi.)
Stow, UK (4.4 mi.)
New Channelkirk, UK (5.5 mi.)
Bassendean, UK (5.8 mi.)
Fountainhall, UK (6.1 mi.)
Westruther, UK (6.3 mi.)
Earlston, UK (6.8 mi.)


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