Most of our places are now open. Find a place to visit near you.

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1 Jun 2021

Most of our places are now open

A family walk across the manicured lawns in front of Crathes Castle. Two young girls run in front of an older couple. Big yew hedges can be seen in the background.
Crathes Castle
​Here’s our quick guide to which of our places are now open again, and those which will be reopening very soon! And remember … our beautiful countryside places are open every day, all year round.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to our properties all across Scotland. Please adhere to local restrictions as set out by the Scottish Government when visiting our places, and check individual property pages for more information (including opening times) before you set off.

Properties by region


Castle Fraser – grounds daily; castle, shop and tearoom open (Fri–Mon)

Craigievar Castle – grounds daily; castle open at weekends

Crathes Castle – grounds daily; castle, shop, garden, play park and café* open (Thurs–Mon)

Drum Castle – grounds and play park daily; Garden of Historic Roses open (Thurs–Mon); castle, tearoom and shop open (Fri–Mon)

Fyvie Castle – garden & grounds daily; castle and shop open (Thurs–Sun)

Haddo House – garden & grounds daily; house, shop and Courtyard Café* open (Fri–Mon)

Leith Hall – garden & grounds daily

Mar Lodge Estate – estate and car parks daily

Pitmedden Garden – grounds daily; garden, museum, shop and tearoom* open (Thurs–Mon)

*takeaway-only offering


Barry Mill – grounds daily; mill open (weekends)

House of Dun – garden & estate daily; house, shop and tearoom open (Thurs–Mon)

J M Barrie’s Birthplace – open (weekends)


Arduaine Garden – garden daily (visitor centre closed)

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

Geilston Garden – garden and kiosk* open daily

The Hill House – open daily

*takeaway-only offering

Ayrshire & Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park – garden, play park & country park daily; castle, shop and Woodland Café* open (Sat–Tues)

Culzean Castle & Country Park – castle, gardens, country park, shop and Home Farm Kitchen are open daily

Goatfell – daily

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum – open daily

*takeaway-only offering

Dumfries & Galloway

Broughton House & Garden – garden open daily; house open (weekends only)

Grey Mare’s Tail – daily

Rockcliffe – daily (no access to Rough Island in May–July due to ground-nesting birds)

Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace – house open (weekends and bank holiday Mondays)

Threave Garden & Estate – garden, café, visitor centre, shop and estate open daily

Edinburgh and the Lothians

House of the Binns – grounds open daily (house remains closed)

Inveresk Lodge Garden – open daily (glasshouses remain closed)

Malleny Garden – open daily

Newhailes – estate and play park open daily; house open (Wed, Fri & Sat; pre-booked tours only)

Preston Mill – mill and shop open (Thurs–Mon)

The Georgian House – open (Wed–Sun)


Culross – palace, garden and shop open daily

Falkland Palace & Garden – palace, garden and shop open (Wed–Sun)

Hill of Tarvit – garden & grounds open daily; golf course open (Thurs–Mon); mansion open at weekends

Kellie Castle – grounds open daily; garden and shop open (Thurs–Mon); castle open (Fri–Sun)


Greenbank Garden – garden and tearoom open (Thurs–Mon); shop open daily

Holmwood – open at weekends

National Museum of Rural Life – open daily

Pollok House – garden, tearoom and country park daily; house and shop open (Thurs–Mon)

The Tenement House – open (Fri–Sun)

Two children sit on a sandy beach making sandcastles with buckets and spades. Both wear sun caps.
Building sandcastles at Culzean


Abertarff House – open in August (Sat–Sun)

Balmacara Estate – visitor centres at Balmacara Square and Plockton open daily

Brodie Castle – estate & garden daily; castle, Playful Garden and Castle Café* open (Wed–Sun)

Corrieshalloch Gorge – open daily

Culloden – battlefield and visitor centre open daily

Falls of Glomach – open daily

Glencoe – visitor centre open (Wed–Sun)

Glenfinnan Monument – visitor centre, kiosk* and car park open daily

Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & Museum – open in July and August (weekends only)

Inverewe – garden and estate open daily; shop, visitor centre and café open Wed–Sun

Kintail – open daily

Torridon – open daily (Countryside Centre closed)

West Affric – open daily

*takeaway-only offering

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

Alloa Tower – open (Fri–Mon)

Bannockburn – visitor centre, grounds & monuments open daily

Ben Lawers – open daily

Ben Lomond – open daily

Dollar Glen – open daily

Moirlanich Longhouse – open for pre-booked visits (Wed & Sun)

The Pineapple – open daily


Branklyn Garden – garden, shop and tearoom* open daily

Craigower – open daily

Dunkeld – open daily (Ell Shop closed)

The Hermitage – open daily

Killiecrankie – open daily (visitor centre closed)

Linn of Tummel – open daily

*takeaway-only offering

Scottish Borders

Harmony Garden – open daily

Priorwood Garden – open daily

Robert Smail’s Printing Works – printing works and gift shop open (Fri–Mon)

St Abb’s Head NNR – nature reserve open daily

*takeaway-only offering

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