Traquair House, Innerleithen, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on Traquair House in the village of Innerleithen in turn in the Scottish Borders. The House is located about thirty miles south of Edinburgh.

Traquair House evolved out of a former royal hunting lodge and has been lived in for over nine hundred years which ranks the property as the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.

The house is currently occupied by Catherine Maxwell Stuart, the 21st Lady of Traquair. Catherine is a distant relation of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Other facts and information:

  • In common with their ancestors, the Maxwell Stuarts are of the Roman Catholic faith. There is a Catholic chapel on site. Inside the House is a secret room for the priest. The family supported the Stuart dynasty which came to end when James II (England and Ireland) and VII (Scotland) ¬†was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He was the last Roman Catholic monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • The main building dates from the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Mary, Queen of Scots visited in 1566.
  • At the site there is a commercial brewery, restaurant, maze and extensive grounds, all located in rolling Borders countryside.


Bedroom with Four Poster

Dining Room

Roman Catholic Chapel.

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