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'.
 Sitting Room


 Library

  Dining Room

 Four Poster Bed

 Catholic Chapel at Traquair House


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