Visit Lauder and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Lauder, Scottish Borders. Situated in Lauderdale on the Leader Water, Lauder's present main attraction for tourists is angling. Its charter as a royal burgh dates from 1502, but it claims to have been a burgh since the time of William the Lion. The church, built by Sir William Bruce in 1673, is in the shape of a Greek cross and has an octagonal steeple.
In 1483 Lauder Bridge, the site of which is not now known, was the scene of the hanging of six favourites of James III, including the architect Cochrane, at the demand of nobles headed by Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus or “Bell-the-cat”.
To the North East of Lauder, on the Leader Water, stands Thirlestane Castle, the seat of the earls of Lauderdale. The old castle was built about 1590 for the first Baron Maitland of Thirlestane; the present building of red sandstone is very imposing, being much extended in Restoration taste for the 1st (and only) Duke of Lauderdale by Sir William Bruce, the architect of many famous houses, including Drumlanrig and the modern part of Holyrood House. The long drawing-room of Thirlestane Castle is decorated in splendid Restoration style, including a plaster ceiling executed by Dutch workmen. The whole house is probably the most splendidly decorated in Scotland.
Nearby cities: Edinburgh
Nearby towns: Dalkeith, Earlston, Greenlaw, Melrose
Nearby villages: Clovenfords, Dryburgh, Fala, Galashiels, Humbie, Newstead, Newtown St. Boswells, Oxton, Stow, Tweedbank
Have you decided to visit Lauder or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Lauder bed and breakfast (a Lauder B&B or Lauder b and b)
- a Lauder guesthouse
- a Lauder hotel (or motel)
- a Lauder self-catering establishment, or
- other Lauder accommodation