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Traquair House; photo taken during the 2004 Traquair Fair
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Traquair House; photo taken during the 2004 Traquair Fair

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. It predates the Scottish Baronial style of architecture, and may have been one of the influences on this style. Traquair House, Scotland. ... Traquair House, Scotland. ... Old Parish Church, Peebles Location within the British Isles Peebles is a burgh in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders, lying on the River Tweed. ... House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... Craigievar Castle in Aberdeenshire, completed in 1626, shows the origin of the style. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ...


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. Events World Population: 250 Million. ... Alexander I (Alasdair mac Maíl Coluim) (c. ...


The house is open to the public and counts among its features:

  • The Bear Gates, which legend has will not be opened till a Stuart again sits on the Scottish Throne
  • Traquair House Brewery which brews the Traquair Ales
  • A bed said to have been slept in by Mary Queen of Scots
  • An excellent garden maze
  • An annual Traquair Fair, held in 2004 on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August.

This year's (2006) Fair is to be held on the 5th and 6th August. The Coat of Arms of King James I, the first British monarch of the House of Stuart. ... Mary I of Scotland (Mary Stuart) (December 8, 1542 – February 8, 1587), better known as Mary, Queen of Scots, was Queen of Scots, monarch of the Kingdom of Scotland from December 14, 1542 to July 24, 1567, and Queen Consort of France from July 10, 1559 to December 5, 1560. ...


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Traquair House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
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.
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