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Many of our places are open this spring. Find a place to visit near you.

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26 Mar 2021

Most of our places will be open this spring

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 open, 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

Aberdeenshire

Castle Fraser – grounds daily; castle/shop open from 30 April (Fri–Mon)

Craigievar Castle – grounds daily; castle open from 27 May (weekends)

Crathes Castle – grounds daily; garden, play park and café* open from 2 April (Thurs–Mon); castle/shop open from 30 April (Thurs–Mon)

Drum Castle – grounds daily; play park open daily from 2 April; kiosk* and Garden of Historic Roses from 2 April (Fri–Mon); castle/shop open from 30 April (weekends)

Fyvie Castle – garden & grounds daily; castle/shop from 13 May (Thurs–Sun)

Haddo House – garden & grounds daily; Courtyard Café* from 2 April (Fri–Mon); house and shop from 30 April (Fri–Mon)

Leith Hall – garden & grounds daily

Mar Lodge Estate – estate and car parks daily

Pitmedden Garden – grounds daily; garden/museum/shop/tearoom* open from 27 May (Thurs–Mon)

*takeaway-only offering

Angus

Barry Mill – grounds daily; mill open from 30 April (weekends)

House of Dun – garden & estate daily; house/shop/tearoom open from 15 June (Thurs–Mon)

J M Barrie’s Birthplace – open from 30 April (weekends)

Argyll

Arduaine Garden – garden daily (visitor centre closed)

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

Geilston Garden – garden and kiosk* open from 2 April (Thurs–Mon)

The Hill House – open daily from 30 April

*takeaway-only offering

Ayrshire & Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park – garden & country park daily; play park and kiosk* open daily from 2 April; castle, shop and café open daily from 30 April

Culzean Castle & Country Park – gardens, country park and Home Farm Kitchen* (daily); castle (Thurs–Mon) and shop (daily) open from 30 April

Goatfell – daily

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum – open daily from 30 April

*takeaway-only offering

Dumfries & Galloway

Broughton House & Garden – garden open daily from 2 April; house open from 1 May (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 from 29 May (weekends)

Threave Garden & Estate – garden, café* and estate open daily from 2 April; visitor centre and shop open daily from 26 April

*takeaway-only offering

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 open daily; play park open daily from 2 April (pre-booked sessions); house open from 30 April (pre-booked tours)

Preston Mill – mill and shop open from 30 April (Thurs–Mon)

The Georgian House – open from 30 April (Wed–Sun)

Fife

Culross – garden open daily from 2 April; palace and shop open daily from 26 April

Falkland Palace & Garden – garden and shop open from 26 April (Wed–Sun); palace open from 27 May (Wed–Sun)

Hill of Tarvit – garden & grounds open daily; mansion, shop and tearoom open from 27 May (Wed–Sun)

Kellie Castle – grounds open (Thurs–Mon); garden and shop open from 26 April (Thurs–Mon); castle and tearoom open from 27 May (Thurs–Mon)

Glasgow

Greenbank Garden – garden and tearoom* open from 2 April (Thurs–Mon); shop open daily from 30 April

Holmwood – open from 29 May (weekends)

National Museum of Rural Life – open from 26 April

Pollok House – garden, tearoom* and country park daily; house and shop open from 30 April (Thurs–Mon)

The Tenement House – hope to reopen from July (Thurs–Mon)

*takeaway-only offering

Two children run through a field of white daffodils.
Spring is a wonderful time to admire the daffodil displays in many of our gardens.

Highlands

Abertarff House – open in July and August (Thurs–Sun)

Balmacara Estate – estate daily; visitor centres at Balmacara Square and Plockton open daily from 30 April

Brodie Castle – estate & garden daily; Playful Garden and Castle Café* open from 2 April (Wed–Sun); castle open daily in July and August

Corrieshalloch Gorge – daily

Culloden – battlefield daily; visitor centre open from 30 April (Wed–Sun)

Falls of Glomach – daily

Glencoe – estate daily; visitor centre open daily from 30 April

Glenfinnan Monument – estate daily; kiosk* and car park will open daily from 2 April; visitor centre open daily from 30 April

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

Inverewe – estate daily; garden open daily from 4 April (for local visitors only); shop and café open daily from 30 April

Kintail – daily

Torridon – daily (Countryside Centre closed)

West Affric – daily

*takeaway-only offering

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

Alloa Tower – open from 29 April (Fri–Mon)

Bannockburn – grounds & monuments daily; visitor centre open daily from 26 April

Ben Lawers – daily

Ben Lomond – daily

Dollar Glen – daily

Moirlanich Longhouse – open from 27 May (Wed & Sun)

The Pineapple – daily

Perthshire

Branklyn Garden – garden, shop and tearoom* open daily from 1 April

Craigower – daily

Dunkeld – daily (Ell Shop closed)

The Hermitage – daily

Killiecrankie – daily (visitor centre closed)

Linn of Tummel – daily

*takeaway-only offering

Scottish Borders

Harmony Garden – open daily from 2 April

Priorwood Garden – open daily from 2 April

Robert Smail’s Printing Works – printing works and gift shop open from 30 April (Fri–Mon)

St Abb’s Head NNR – nature reserve open daily (nature centre closed)

*takeaway-only offering

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