Traquair House, Scottish Borders
This evening, I am posting information on Traquair House which is located seven miles from Peebles in the Scottish Borders region.
Summary facts and information:
- Reputed to be the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland with history dating back to 1107.
- Long association with the Jacobite and Catholic supporting Stuart family.
- Main building dates from 1500s and 1600s.
- Inside the building can be found old prints, maps, library, museum, vaulted cellars and a china collection.
- Outside is a maze, brew house, woodland walk, craft workshops, and gardens.
- Currently occupied by Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair and family.
- Bed and Breakfast facilities are available for visitors..
- In 1566 Mary, Queen of Scots stayed at Traquair House as guest of John Stuart, 4th Laird of Traquair who was Captain of her bodyguard.
- The name Traquair has Brittonic (modern Welsh) origins and translates as 'hamlet on the River Quair'.
Four Poster Bed
Catholic Chapel at Traquair House