Lauder gate view

The Royal Burgh of Lauder situated on the western edge of the Lammermuir Hills is ideal for walkers of all abilities. There is a range of short Lauder walks on our doorstep.

Lauder sheep

Lauder being on the Southern Upland Way also offers longer walks straight from the hotel and a short drive away you can try a more invigorating walk over the beautiful Eildon Hills.

Eildon Hills

The Scottish Borders offers top class fishing and shooting. The renowned River Tweed offers some of the best salmon and trout fishing you can find. Local ghillies can guide you to the best fishing pools. The local River Leader also offers trout and greyling fishing.

River Tweed - Scotts View

Driven pheasant and partridge shooting is available nearby in the Lammermuir Hills. See Game Shooting in the Borders

Shooting dogs

There is also a local golf course just a ten minute walk away from the hotel. If you are visiting you can get in touch with Lauder Golf Course to book a round.

The local Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow and woodland landscape. It is the family home of the Duke of Lauderdale, and is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland. It still remains a family home to the Maitland family today.  

Thirleston Castle - Lauder

As well as the castle building there are woodland walks, picnic area and children’s play area.

Lauder woodland

For the road cycler there are various Lauder cycling routes to suit all levels of cyclist. Lauder hosts Tour de Lauder in April each year.

Tour de Lauder

If you prefer mountain biking the mountain biking centres at Glentress, Innerleithen and 7 Stanes near Newcastleton are a short drive away.

Every August the traditional celebrations of Lauder Common riding takes place with hundreds of people taking to horseback to recreate the ancient tradition of riding the town’s boundaries. The event has a long history with a reference to a ceremony in town council minutes from 1686.