Set 600 feet above sea level and bounded on three sides by the Lammermuir Hills lies Lauder, the main town in Lauderdale, the valley of the Leader Water. The A68 through the town follows the oldest established route between Edinburgh and England, and has witnessed the passage of many armies. Today the Southern Upland Way, Britain's first coast to coast footpath passes through Lauder on its 212 mile journey.
The town preserves its original medieval form with a single main street widening into the Market Place, dominated by the old Tolbooth. The Parish Church is laid out unusually in the form of a Greek Cross with the pulpit in the centre under the octagonal bell tower; and the old box pews retained.
Thirlestane Castle is noted for its plasterwork ceilings of the Restoration period, its historic toy collection and Border country life exhibitions. The Castle is also host to the Scottish Championship Horse Trials held in May. To the north is the quiet village of Oxton, whilst 6 miles south is Earlston and the ruined Rhymer's Tower; once the home of Thomas of Rhymer; the 13th century poet famed for his gift of prophecy. Close b on Legerwood Farm, a way-marked trail gives an informative view of a commercial borders farm.
Visitors to the town can enjoy free parking - a local mini-guide is available. Local places of interest include Thirlestane Castle, Lauder Golf Club (9 hole), Cowdenknowes Equicentre, Thirlestane Castle Horse Trials and the Tom Davidson Gallery.
Here we try to offer a wide selection from budget to luxury hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation suitable for holidays, vacations or business travellers in Lauder or surrounding areas.
Hotels Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast in and around Lauder...
1 Edinburgh Road, Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6TW
Single £65.00, Double/Twin £95.00, Family £115 per room 3 Double, 6 Twin, 1 Family, 10 En-suite
A hotel with a friendly atmosphere. All bedrooms are en-suite and include satellite TV, hospitality tray, direct dial telephone, internet access, radio alarm and complimentary toiletries. A wide choice of menu including excellent vegetarian dishes is available in the non-smoking restaurant or the lounge bar. In the bistro bar you can view sporting events on the large screen television or have a game of pool or darts. Corporate hospitality and conference facilities can also be arranged as can weddings and celebrations.