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Lauder Town Trail

About This Route

Lauder is an ancient town and was known as Kirktown in the 12th century. The town has played host to famous meetings in Scotland’s history and famous executions. The town is graced by the fairytale-like Thirlestane Castle. Sitting on a popular route through the Borders Lauder was able to expand to meet the needs of increased traffic after the union of the crowns in 1707; by the early 19th century there were twenty inns in the town. There are plaques on the buildings that are highlighted in the trail. This will give you an opportunity to explore streets that you might not have thought to visit.

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  • Level

    Easy

  • Level Details

    A 1.25 mile route provides the visitor with an added dimension to local history and a flavour of the town's development.

  • Towns

    Lauder

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