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  Traquair House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traquair House, approximately 5 miles south of Peebles (55:36:37N 3:04:06W), is considered to be the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland.
It is built in the style of a fortified mansion, and not strictly a castle.
Tradition dates the origins of the house to 950 when Alexander I stayed in a hunting lodge on the site, with the earliert part of the current building dating to 1107.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Traquair_House   (218 words)

  
 Brewing at Traquair, The story of Traquair House Ale, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Traquair House, the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland
Traquair House brewery founded in 1965 by Peter Maxwell Stuart, 20th Laird of Traquair.
Traquair House Ale is made from malted barley, hops, yeast and pure spring water.
www.traquair.co.uk /beer.html   (337 words)

  
 Wedding Venues - Traquair
Traquair House was originally a castle owned by the kings of Scotland and is well known as the oldest inhabited and most romantic house in Scotland.
Traquair is situated in 200 acres of superb countryside including a stretch of the River Tweed and is secluded in woodland gardens and forest.
Traquair is the ideal venue for a small to medium sized group although larger weddings can be accommodated in a marquee in the grounds.
www.hitched.co.uk /venues/detail.asp?venue=3246&print=y   (357 words)

  
 Historical perspective for Traquair House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The straightening of the course of the river was accomplished by one of the Earls of Traquair.
In 1628 Sir John Stuart was raised to the peerage, under the title of Lord Stuart of Traquair, and in 1633 was further honoured with the dignity of Earl of Traquair, Lord Linton and Caberston.
Traquair public and the Glen school, with respective accommodation for 104 and 37 children, had (1884) an average attendance of 75 and 25, and grants of £41, 7s.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk:81 /scotgaz/features/featurehistory1192.html   (1602 words)

  
 Traquair House, , Innerleithen, EH44 6PW - www.statelyhomes.com
The famous closed gates at the end of the Avenue to the house are flanked by massive pillars, surmounted by two carved stone bears holding the family coat of arms.
Traquair was fortified to become part of the defence against an English invasion, but was occupied by English troops.
Buchan's second son, James Stuart, became the first Laird of Traquair in 1491, and it is from him that the present family is decended.
www.statelyhomes.com /403   (752 words)

  
 Peebles and Selkirk - Architecture-(c) Domestic
In the Border keep, which had utility stamped upon it, the corbel was designed to bear the parapet; the machiolations to allow guns to be fired from it; the corner turrets to sweep with fire the sides of the building; and the gargoyles to carry off water from the parapets.
The house, whose name was softened to Coldcoat (Coudcoat), was purchased by William Montgomery of Ayrshire and the name changed by him to Macbie Hill, which became the original home of the Montgomeries of Peeblesshire.
Other mansion houses in the vicinity are the new mansion house of Fairnilee, on the opposite side of the Tweed, and the old Castle of Torwoodlee, the scene of one of the last Border raids in 1568.
www.electricscotland.com /history/peebles/chap18.htm   (1223 words)

  
 Traquair (parish)
The "Bush aboon Traquair," so celebrated in song, was a grove of natural birches, s little south-west of the village; but it fell a sacrifice, partly to ordinary innovation, partly to its own celebrity.
The parish of Traquair is in the presbytery of Peebles, and the synod of Lothian and Tweeddale.
The present parish of Traquair comprehends all the ancient parish of Traquair and that part of the ancient parish of Kailzie which lay on the south bank of the Tweed.
www.rootsweb.com /~sctpee/genuki/traquair.parish.htm   (1251 words)

  
 Traquair Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Earl, however, assured the safety of his own person and House of Traquair from vegeance of the victorious General Leslie, who was in hot pursuit.
Here, Mary Queen of Scots stayed when she visited Traquair in 1566, accompanied by her baby son and her husband Lord Darnley, as the guest of Sir John Stuart (the fourth Laird), who was the captain of her bodyguard.
The state bed was brought from Terregles House, home of the Maxwell family (Lord Herries was one of her most loyal supporters), where it was used by Mary.
www.celticcastles.com /castles/traquair/html/interior.html   (900 words)

  
 Peebles and Traquair House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We spent the afternoon at Traquair House which is nearby in Innerleithen.
Traquair was built prior to 1107 and is considered the oldest continuously occupied house in Scotland.
Traquair has a working brewery run by the Earl and makes several excellent beers including "Jacobite Ale" which is available in the U.S. Prev
www.geocities.com /wlmfeb1966/2.html   (150 words)

  
 Traquair House, castle, innerleithen, peebles, peeblesshire, scottishborders, maze, brewery, traquair ale, oldest ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Visit romantic Traquair where Alexander I signed a charter over 800 years ago and the "modern wings" were completed in 1680.
Traquair is open form Easter until end of October every day from 12pm - 5pm and in June,July and August from 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Traquair also has three exclusive rooms where guests can stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
www.visittweeddale.com /what_to_do/traquair_house.php   (264 words)

  
 Scottish Tourist Sites - Historic Homes
Scotland's abounds with houses which echo with history-from romantic 10th century Traquair and its associations with the Jacobite cause, to the royal palaces of Holyrood, Falkland and Scone.
The square was built between 1792 and the early 19th century, and the lower floors of the Georgian house were restored by the trust and furnished as closely as possible to the late 18th century.
The House of Dun is a Palladian house overlooking the Montrose Basin, and built in 1730 by Donald Erskine, Lord Dun, to a William Adam design.
www.huddersfield1.co.uk /scottourist/scothomes.htm   (1639 words)

  
 The Stewarts of Traquair
The house of Traquair consists of a tower of remote antiquity, to which considerable additions were made in the reign of Charles I. by the powerful Earl who held the office of High Treasurer of Scotland under that monarch.
Traquair was one of the principal objects of popular indignation, and one of the first to suffer from its outburst.
The meeting, however, was short and stormy, and as Traquair, with all his dexterity and eloquence, was unable to control their proceedings, he prorogued the Parliament in order that he might receive fresh instructions from the King, and did not again appear in person at their meetings.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/families/stewarts.htm   (5769 words)

  
 Day 5 - Traquir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Traquair House was originally a castle owned by the kings of Scotland.
The Fifth Earl of Traquair, who was a Jacobite, is associated with one of the most romantic episodes in the history of the house; the closing of the Bear Gates.
Traquair is situated in 200 acres of countryside including a stretch of the River Tweed.
home.comcast.net /~spratke6167/UK2004/Day5-traquir.htm   (571 words)

  
 South of Scotland - Bed & Breakfast
The romantic house of Traquair stands serene and is one place in Scotland you will always remember with happy affection.
You are welcome to stay at Traquair House; there are three spacious double bedrooms furnished with antique furniture, canopied beds, private bathrooms and central heating.
It later became the home of the Earls of Traquair and is still lived in by the descendants of the Maxwell Stuart family.
www.visitscotland.com /accommodation/castle/sosbb_castles   (114 words)

  
 Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Accommodation in the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.
It later became the home of the Earls of Traquair and is still lived in by their descendants the Maxwell Stuart family.
Part of the house is open to the public during the summer months.
historic-uk.com /StayUK/Scotland/SouthEastBorders/castles/Traquair.htm   (371 words)

  
 Traquair
Traquair is a pure-malt ale that can accompany or replace pure-malt whiskey.
The original 18th century recipe was discovered by Peter Maxwell Stuart, 20th Laird of Traquair, in the mid 1960’s.
Traquair was brewing a famous strong ale when Mary Queen of Scots visited in 1566.
www.merchantduvin.com /pages/5_breweries/traquair.html   (200 words)

  
 Traquair House on AboutBritain.com
Visit romantic Traquair where Alexander I signed a charter over 800 years ago and where the 'modern wings' were completed in 1680.
When Mary Queen of Scots visited Traquair in 1566, a brewery was working and, in 1739, a 200 gallon copper was installed in a brew house in one of the wings beneath the chapel.
Traquair is very fortunate to have a recent bequest by Mrs Sarah Peyton of a fine collection of Victorian Dolls which will be on display on the top floor of the house.
www.aboutbritain.com /TraquairHouse.htm   (859 words)

  
 Traquair Castle
Traquair Castle was originally owned by the kings of Scotland.
It later became the home of the Earls of Traquair and is still lived in by their decendants, the Maxwell Stuart family.
Helen, Traquair's housekeeper, is mentioned again and again by name with affection from those who have stayed there.
www.celticcastles.com /castles/traquair   (352 words)

  
 Classic Stitches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Traquair House in the Scottish Borders is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, and everyone who visits it can enjoy its unique atmosphere and history.
The Stuarts of Traquair were staunch supporters of Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause, and the famous Bear Gates have remained unopened since 1745 when Bonnie Prince Charlie passed through them for the last time.
In fact, the needlework in the house is all the work of members of the family down through the ages - and not simply a collection that's been gathered together.
www.classicstitches.com /spotlight/spotlight.cfm?spotlight_id=13   (652 words)

  
 Scotch Myth - Traquair House
So vowed the Jacobite Fifth Earl of Traquair confidently, shutting them for the last time one late autumn day in 1745 after waving his distinguished guest, the Bonnie Prince Charles Edward Stuart, goodbye.
Little did he know, of course, that the Stuart, or Jacobite cause was fated to die once and for all on the bleak moor of Culloden in April 1746 and so, closed they have most firmly remained to this very day.
Traquair House, just outside Peebles, is an exceptionally beautiful place and well worth a visit, if only to sample the quite excellent beer that is now brewed and sold on the premises.
www.firstfoot.com /scotchmyth/traquair.htm   (259 words)

  
 The DiCamillo Companion - Database:  History, Gardens, Movies
Traquair claims to be the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, the earliest parts of it dating from the 12th century.
The House was originally a hunting lodge of Scottish kings, with the first recorded royal visit being from King Alexander I, who arrived in 1107.
Traquair was extensively enlarged and renovated in the 16th and 17th centuries and has been continually inhabited for over 10 centuries.
www.dicamillocompanion.com /Houses_hgpm.asp?ID=3327   (226 words)

  
 Traquiar, The Coast and Castles and C2C & Reivers Routes B & B Cycling Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
TRAQUAIR is a tiny hamlet (though a boom-parish 900 years ago) famous for having the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.
Traquair House was built as a castle for the kings of Scotland, and the building you see today has looked the same since the 17th century.
Recently built bungalow half a mile from historic Traquair House and less than that from the World Championship downhill cycle track at Elibank, and 10km from Glentress forestry cycle track.
www.mediafolk.co.uk /c2c/traquair.htm   (310 words)

  
 Scottish Brewing Archive - SBA Collections - Traquair House Brewery Ltd, Brewers, Innerleithen, Scotland
Traquair House Brewery is situated alongside the Maxwell Stuart family’s manor house near Innerleithen, Scottish Borders.
A brewery was in operation at the time of Mary Queen of Scots’; visit to the house in 1566 and in 1739 a 200-gallon copper was installed in the brewhouse.
The 18th-century brewery was purely a domestic brewery producing beer for the house and estate workers.
www.archives.gla.ac.uk /sba/sbacolls/th-pfv.html   (579 words)

  
 Traquair House Ale, Peeblesshire, Scotland | A Good Beer Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Well, three of the Traquair House Ale and one of the rarer Jacobian Ale.
Traquair's website indicates they brew other ales now as well which is quite the thing given that they are working with somewhat out of date equipment:
Traquair House, history tells us, is the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland with references to Royal visitors dating back to 1107.
beerblog.genx40.com /archives/2005/may/traquairhouse   (736 words)

  
 History of Traquair House, Scottish History Online, Scotland - UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
During the next 150 years the house was owned by a number of families, reverting to the Crown at intervals, until James III gave Traquair and all its lands to his favourite, Robert Lord Boyd.
Buchan's second son, James Stuart, became the first Laird of Traquair in 1491, and it is from him that the present family is descended.
By tradition another loyal Jacobite, the Fifth Earl of Traquair, is associated with one of the most romantic episodes in the history of the house, the closing of the Bear Gates.
www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk /traquhist.html   (796 words)

  
 Attractions near Traquair House on AboutBritain.com
An authentic 14th century castle converted to a tower house (17th century), the erstwhile home of Fraser, Hay and Douglas families, set in a wooded gorge of the River Tweed.
The Scottish Borders home of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry KT, is in the centre of an extensive estate of hills and valleys where history and landscape combine to provide a unique experience.
Mellerstain, one of Scotland's great Georgian houses was begun in 1725 by William Adam and completed several years later by his famous son, Robert.
www.aboutbritain.com /AttractionsNearTraquairHouse.asp   (371 words)

  
 Daily Journal: Travels in the UK - A Pefectly Proper Holiday
Under the reigns of both Edward I and Edward II the house was occupied by English troops, but was returned to the Crown with Robert the Bruce's ascension to the Scottish throne in 1306.
For the next two centuries ownership of the house passed through a number of families, reverting to the Crown from time to time.
By the close of the 15th century the property was in the hands of James Stuart, the first laird of Traquair.
www.skell.org /travels/text/nine3T.html   (491 words)

  
 Scotland, Traquair House, the oldest inhabited Scottish Castle
Scotland, Traquair House, the oldest inhabited Scottish Castle
Today Traquair has one of the oldest breweries in Britain, is open to the public, you can stay for bed and breakfast and even get married at Traquair.
In these pages we hope to convey a sense of the unique presence of this ancient house; a family home with a fascinating past and vibrant present.
www.traquair.co.uk   (274 words)

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