We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Thirlestane Castle this weekend for the 2023 BVAC Classic.

Below is some information to help you plan your visit.


Tickets can be purchased on the gate for £15 (cash is our preferred payment method, in case of any signal issues for our card terminals). Under 16’s accompanies by an adult, gain free access.

If you have already booked your ticket online, you will have received your ticket via email. If you can’t see it in your inbox, please search your junk / spam boxes. Your ticket will grant you access for the day of the event and will be scanned at the admission gate. You can either print your ticket off, or simply present the e-ticket on your phone for scanning at the gate.

The gates to the event will open at 11am and close at 5pm.


A reminder that well behaved dogs (on their leads) are permitted to attend the event. For safety reasons, dogs will not be permitted into the Hill Rally spectator area of the event.

Travelling to the BVAC Classic 

The postcode is TD2 6RU. However, please follow signage rather than satnav directions on approach to the venue.

If you are travelling from the North on the A68, you will be directed onto the A697 at the Carfraemill roundabout, and then onto the B6362 to the public entrance.

If you are travelling from the south, on the A68, signage will be in place as you enter the south end of Lauder, directing you right onto the B6362 towards the public entrance.

If you require access to the disabled car park, look out for directional signage on approach to the venue gates and follow directions for ‘Blue Badge Holders’.

All parking at our event is free.

Access from Lauder on foot

If you are a Lauder resident accessing the event on foot, there is a walk-in entrance on Castle Wynd which is located directly at the back of the Lauder Public Hall, The Avenue, TD2 6TD.

Please note that this will be the only local walk-in entrance to the event.

Venue Map & Event Preview

Take a look at our venue map (above) and read our Event Preview, ahead of Sunday, to help plan your visit!

Bits & Bobs

A few of our suggested items that you may leave in the house that you wished you had remembered to bring with you…

–        Sunscreen / Sun Hat / Sunglasses / Umbrella – It is Scotland after all!

–        Foldable camping seat / stool

–        Picnic blanket

We look forward to welcoming you this weekend and hope you enjoy a wonderful visit to Thirlestane Castle.