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4 Sep 2020

More of our places are opening again

Crathes Castle in the summer, with clipped hedges in the foreground
Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate
We’re delighted to start welcoming visitors again at dozens of Trust places across the country, as lockdown continues to ease.

Over 40 of our places have reopened, including Glencoe visitor centre, Culloden visitor centre, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Hill House, Culzean Country Park, Threave Garden, Brodie Castle’s garden and grounds, Arduaine Garden and Crathes Castle’s garden and estate.

Our countryside places such as St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve, Ben Lomond and Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve are also open.

Chairman Sir Mark Jones said: ‘We are delighted that we can open up dozens more of our beautiful places once again.

‘Our staff are coming back from furlough, we’ve redesigned the visitor routes at some places and, of course, we are closely following all the advice on safety and hygiene measures, so that everyone can enjoy their trip to the Trust.

‘As we all adapt to the “new normal”, there will be some changes on the ground at properties, and we hope that our members, supporters and visitors will be patient and work with us during this time of transition. We would also please ask visitors to stick to the latest guidance, including wearing face coverings where required, and carefully observe social distancing.

‘We are really looking forward to welcoming our visitors back and we hope that this helps us all emerge back into the light, after being confined for so long.’

We advise people to avoid visiting at traditional peak times, as much as possible, and to double-check opening times online, in advance of travel. Please also check individual property pages to find out if toilet facilities are available.

For more information on some of the changes we may have made at our places, please read our guide to What to expect when visiting our places this autumn.

A gravel path leads through a walled garden towards an urn. Colourful flowerbeds line the path.
Threave Garden

Properties that are now open

(Please check the website for opening hours and be aware that toilet facilities may not be available at all places)

Aberdeenshire

Castle Fraser – garden & grounds

Craigievar Castle – grounds

Crathes Castle – garden & grounds daily (castle, kiosk and play park open Friday–Monday)

Drum Castle – garden & grounds daily (castle, kiosk and play park open Saturday & Sunday)

Fyvie Castle – garden & grounds

Haddo House – garden & grounds

Leith Hall – garden & grounds

Mar Lodge Estate – car parks only

Pitmedden Garden – grounds open daily; garden and shop open Saturday & Sunday

Angus

Barry Mill – grounds

House of Dun – garden & grounds

Argyll

Arduaine Garden (Saturday–Wednesday)

Crarae Garden – garden daily (visitor centre, shop and café remain closed)

Geilston Garden (Thursday–Monday)

The Hill House (Thursday–Monday, please note there is limited access to the house)

Ayrshire & Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park – garden, grounds & Isle Be Wild play park (daily); castle & shop (Saturday–Wednesday)

Culzean Country Park – garden & grounds (Thursday–Monday)

Goatfell

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (Thursday–Monday)

Dumfries & Galloway

Broughton House & Garden (garden open Thursday–Monday; house open at weekends)

Rockcliffe

Threave – garden & estate (Thursday–Monday)

Edinburgh and the Lothians

House of the Binns – grounds only

Inveresk Lodge Garden

Malleny Garden

Newhailes – grounds only (Weehailes play park and the Doocot Diner will open between 10–25 October)

The Georgian House – open Thursday–Monday

Fife

Culross Palace – garden (Thursday–Monday)

Falkland Palace – garden and shop daily

Hill of Tarvit – garden & grounds

Kellie Castle – garden & grounds (Thursday–Monday)

Glasgow

Greenbank Garden – garden & grounds (Thursday–Monday)

Pollok House – tearoom daily; upper house & shop (Thursday–Monday)

Highlands

Balmacara Estate

Brodie Castle – estate & garden (daily) & Playful Garden (Wednesday–Sunday) (castle remains closed for the rest of the year)

Corrieshalloch Gorge

Culloden – battlefield (daily) & visitor centre (Wednesday–Sunday)

Falls of Glomach

Glencoe – estate (daily) & visitor centre (Wednesday–Sunday)

Glenfinnan Monument – visitor centre (Wednesday–Sunday)

Inverewe – garden, shop & Bothy café (Wednesday–Sunday) & estate (daily)

Kintail

Moirlanich Longhouse - Wednesday and Sunday (pre-booked tours)

Torridon

West Affric

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

Alloa Tower – Friday–Monday

Bannockburn – visitor centre, grounds & monuments daily

Ben Lawers

Ben Lomond

Dollar Glen

The Pineapple

Perthshire

Branklyn Garden

The Hermitage

Killiecrankie

Linn of Tummel

Scottish Borders

Grey Mare’s Tail

Harmony Garden

Priorwood Garden

Robert Smail’s Printing Works (Friday–Monday)

St Abb’s Head NNR


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