Civil War Re-enactment Weekend at Thirlestane Castle

#Shoutout 10:40 on Tue 14 Mar 2017 by Thirlestane Castle   , , based in/near to ,

Date: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June
Venue: Thirlestane Castle
Time: 10am – 4pm

The oldest re-enactment society, the Sealed Knot, is coming to Thirlestane Castle to bring to life the history of Scotland’s involvement in the Civil Wars. They will be delving into what it was like in the 17th Century for both the military and ordinary people.

Soldiers, pipes, pikes and drums in drill displays, life on the living history camp and a skirmish will be all part of the weekend. An education and an experience not to be missed.

Price: £8 Adults, £6.50 Seniors, £3.50 Children, £20 Family (tickets include admission to re-enactment event and Thirlestane Castle)

Tickets can be booked at www.borderevents.com and pre-prepared picnics can be reserved by emailing enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk.

Wind in the Willows – Open Air Theatre

#Shoutout 18:22 on Sat 11 Feb 2017 by Thirlestane Castle   , , based in/near to ,

Date: Wednesday 12 July
Time: Gates open 5pm. Show starts 6pm
Venue: On the lawn at Thirlstane Castle, Lauder

Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue – and will he let them?

Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in with! Fun and frolics aplenty with this adaptation of the classic novel loved by children and adults alike, performed in the grounds of one of Scotland’s most beautiful open-air venues.

​Price: Children £8, Adults £14, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £40 plus £1.50 booking fee per ticket on Adult & Family tickets

Tickets available from Border Events.

Pride & Prejudice – Open Air Theatre

#Shoutout 18:17 on Thu 09 Feb 2017 by Thirlestane Castle   , , based in/near to ,

Date: Sunday 18 June
Time: Doors open 5pm, show starts at 6pm
Venue: On the lawn at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award winning writer Laura Tuner, this brand-new adaptation celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer.

So, join friends and family as you picnic under a beautiful summer sky and lose yourself in this unforgettable love story. After all, it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

Price: Child £8, Adult £14, Family(2 Adults & 2 Children) £40 plus £1.50 booking fee per ticket on Adult & Family tickets

Tickets available from Border Events.

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    Did you know........

    Five miles north east of Earlston and just to the west of the village of Gordon, the surprisingly complete remains of Greenknowe Tower, also sometimes known as Greenknowe Castle, stand a hundred yards to the north of the A6105.

    From the gate the access path leads up a gentle slope and around to the entrance, as usual for a tower house this is placed in the easily defended angle between the main body of the tower and the wing containing the spiral staircase.

    Externally, Greenknowe Tower is in good condition, largely complete up to the original roof level, though part of one corner turret has collapsed at some point. The appearance of the tower is made all the more interesting by the use of red stone in parts of the structure, brightening up what would otherwise be a uniform grey. The tower would originally have been surrounded by a walled courtyard, and part of the courtyard surface can still be seen to its east.

    Internally the kitchen on the ground floor retains its vaulted roof, but from the first floor hall upwards the tower is open to the skies. The spiral stair can be followed up to a platform at the upper floor level in the stair wing.

    Greenknowe Tower was built in 1581 by a minor landowner, James Seton, and he lived here with his wife Janet Edmonstone. The lintel above the main entrance carries the date of construction, the shields of the Seton and Edmonstone families, and the initials IS and IE: the "I"s should be read for "J"s. The Seton family had owned land in the Parish of Gordon since marrying into the Gordon family: who in turn had been granted the estate by Malcolm II in 1018.

    In the 1600s the tower was purchased by the Pringle family of Stichel, one resident being the noted Covenanter, William Pringle. By 1850 it was no longer lived in, and in 1937 it was placed in state care by the Dalrymple family, who also contributed towards its consolidation. Today Greenknowe Tower is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland #LoveBorders

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    Did you know........

Five miles north east of Earlston and just to the west of the village of Gordon, the surprisingly complete remains of Greenknowe Tower, also sometimes known as Greenknowe Castle, stand a hundred yards to the north of the A6105. 

From the gate the access path leads up a gentle slope and around to the entrance, as usual for a tower house this is placed in the easily defended angle between the main body of the tower and the wing containing the spiral staircase.

Externally, Greenknowe Tower is in good condition, largely complete up to the original roof level, though part of one corner turret has collapsed at some point. The appearance of the tower is made all the more interesting by the use of red stone in parts of the structure, brightening up what would otherwise be a uniform grey. The tower would originally have been surrounded by a walled courtyard, and part of the courtyard surface can still be seen to its east.

Internally the kitchen on the ground floor retains its vaulted roof, but from the first floor hall upwards the tower is open to the skies. The spiral stair can be followed up to a platform at the upper floor level in the stair wing.

Greenknowe Tower was built in 1581 by a minor landowner, James Seton, and he lived here with his wife Janet Edmonstone. The lintel above the main entrance carries the date of construction, the shields of the Seton and Edmonstone families, and the initials IS and IE: the Is should be read for Js. The Seton family had owned land in the Parish of Gordon since marrying into the Gordon family: who in turn had been granted the estate by Malcolm II in 1018.

In the 1600s the tower was purchased by the Pringle family of Stichel, one resident being the noted Covenanter, William Pringle. By 1850 it was no longer lived in, and in 1937 it was placed in state care by the Dalrymple family, who also contributed towards its consolidation. Today Greenknowe Tower is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland #LoveBorders

*Thanks to undiscoveredscotland.co.uk for info & to Scenic Scotland for pic*

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