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Thirlestane Castle gardens

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Thirlestane Castle gardens
Lauder, Borders, Scotland
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About the photo:

Thirlestane Castle is a gorgeous old Scottish baronial mansion in lovely countryside a few miles from Lauder, in the Borders. We came on a grey, wet day, and I despaired of getting a good photo of the castle itself. Ah, but the gardens were another matter! The rain brings out the rich, green colour of the leaves, making everything look as lush as a tropical jungle. My son and I wandered through the terraced garden area behind the castle, where I saw this old garden gate looking out over the surrounding countryside.

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