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Culzean Castle & Country Park in the snow. To the right of the photo, the east face of the castle is lit by the sun. In the foreground snow covers the flat lawns of the Fountain Court, surrounded by snow-covered palm trees and benches.
Winter need not be the stay-at-home season. Make the most of the shorter days – here’s our helpful guide to what’s open this winter 2019-20. And remember ... our beautiful countryside places are open every day, all year round.

Edinburgh, Lothians & Borders

Newhailes House & Gardens on a sunny winter’s day. The house stands in the centre of the image with snow covering the roof. In the foreground are the smooth, snow-covered lawns. Large stones marking the edge of the driveway are just visible.
Newhailes House & Gardens

Newhailes House & Gardens

WEEHAILES PLAYPARK & DOOCOT DINER: 11 Nov-23 Dec, Fri-Sun, 10.00–16.00 (last entry 15.00);
(closed 24 Dec-6 Feb);
7–16 Feb, daily, 10.00–16.00 (last entry 15.00);
17 Feb–Mar, Fri-Sun, 10.00–16.00 (last entry 15.00)

ESTATE: daily, sunrise–sunset

Explore Newhailes House & Gardens

The Georgian House  

HOUSE & SHOP: Nov, daily, 11.00-15.15;
Dec-Feb, Wed-Sun, 11.00–15.15 (closed 23–26 Dec & 1-2 Jan)

Explore The Georgian House

Gladstone’s Land  

HOUSE & SHOP: Nov-Feb, daily, 10.00–17.00 (closed 24–26 Dec)

Explore Gladstone’s Land

Inveresk Lodge Garden

GARDEN: daily, 10.00–17.00

Explore Inveresk Lodge Garden

Malleny Garden

GARDEN: daily, 10.00–17.00

Explore Malleny Garden

Robert Smail's Printing Works

GIFT SHOP: Nov–20 Dec, Thu-Sat & Mon, 10.00–16.00

Explore Robert Smail's

Glasgow & West

Pollok House from the east. The hedges of the parterre garden are covered with snow.
Pollok House

Pollok House

HOUSE, TEAROOM & SHOP: Nov-Feb, daily, 10.00–17.00 (closed 25-26, 31 Dec & 1-2 Jan)


Explore Pollok House

Greenbank Garden

GARDEN & CAFÉ: Nov-Feb, daily, 11.00–15.30 (closed 24-26 Dec & 30 Dec-2 Jan)

Explore Greenbank Garden

Tenement House

HOUSE: Nov-Feb, Sat-Mon, 11.00–16.00 (closed 24 Dec-3 Jan)

Explore The Tenement House

Culzean Castle & Country Park

HOME FARM, SHOP & RESTAURANT: Nov-Feb, daily, 10.30–16.00 (closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan)

ADVENTURE COVE & WILD WOODLAND PLAY PARKS: Nov-Feb, daily, 10.30–16.00 (closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan)

COUNTRY PARK: All year, daily, sunrise–sunset

Explore Culzean Castle & Country Park

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

MUSEUM: Nov-Feb, daily, 10.00-17.00 (closed 25-26 Dec & 1-2 Jan)

COTTAGE: Nov-Feb, daily, 11.00-17.00 (closed 25-26 Dec & 1-2 Jan)

Explore Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

CASTLE, GARDEN, CAFÉ & PLAY PARK: Nov-22 Dec, daily, 10.00-16.00

COUNTRY PARK: Nov-Feb, daily, sunrise–sunset

Explore Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

The Hill House

HOUSE: Nov-Feb, daily, 10.00-17.00 (closed 23 Dec–2 Jan)

Explore The Hill House

Arduaine Garden

GARDEN: Nov-Dec, daily, 10.00-16.00 (closed 25 Dec-2 Jan)
3 Jan-Feb, daily, 9.30–16.30

Explore Arduaine Garden

Crarae Garden

GARDEN: Nov-Feb, daily, 09.30-16.00 (closed 24 Dec-2 Jan)

Explore Crarae Garden


Crathes Castle in winter. The castle is in the background with the roof covered in snow. The yew hedges are in the foreground, covered with a thick layer of snow. as are the garden walls and flowerbeds.
Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle

CASTLE: Nov-Feb, Sat & Sun, 11.00–16.00 (closed 23–26 Dec & 1–3 Jan; open 27–31 Dec)

GARDEN, SHOP & CAFÉ: Nov–Dec, Thu–Mon, 11.00–16.00 (closed 25–26 Dec & 1–3 Jan; open 27–31 Dec);
Jan, Sat & Sun, 11.00–16.00
Feb, Thu-Mon, 11.00–16.00

Explore Crathes Castle

Castle Fraser

CASTLE, SHOP & TEAROOM: Nov-Dec, Sat & Sun, 11.00–14.00 (closed 16 Dec–29 Feb)

GARDEN & GROUNDS: All year, daily, 10.00-16.00

Explore Castle Fraser

Drum Castle

CASTLE, SHOP & TEAROOM: Nov-Feb, Sat & Sun, 10.30–16.00 (closed 23 Dec–10 Jan)

Explore Drum Castle

Fyvie Castle

CASTLE, SHOP & TEAROOM: Nov-Dec, Fri-Mon, 11.00–15.00 (closed 16 Dec–30 Mar)

GARDEN & GROUNDS: All year, daily, 09.00-sunset

Explore Fyvie Castle

Haddo House

HOUSE TOURS: Nov-Feb, Fri & Mon, 12.00 & 14.00; Sat & Sun, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 & 14.00 (closed 23 Dec–11 Jan)

GARDEN & GROUNDS: All year, daily, dawn-dusk

CAFÉ: Nov-Feb, Fri–Mon, 10.30–16.00 (closed 23-26 Dec & 31 Dec-11 Jan)

SHOP: Nov-Feb, Fri–Mon, 10.30–16.00 (closed 23 Dec–11 Jan)

Explore Haddo House


Glencoe in winter. Buachaille Etive Beag, covered in snow, dominates the image with snow-covered moorland and frozen lochans to the foreground. The sky is a deep blue.

Brodie Castle

CASTLE: daily, 10.00–16.00

Explore Brodie Castle



VISITOR CENTRE: daily, 10.00–16.00 (closed 24–26 Dec & 31 Dec-2 Jan)

Explore Culloden


VISITOR CENTRE: Nov-Feb, daily, 09.30–16.00 (closed 24–26 Dec & 31 Dec–1 Jan)

SITE: All year, daily

Explore Glencoe


MONUMENT & VISITOR CENTRE: Nov-Feb, daily, 09.30–16.00 (closed 24–26 Dec & 31 Dec–1 Jan)

Explore Glenfinnan


GARDEN: Nov-Dec, daily, 10.00-16.00;
Jan-Feb, daily, 09.30-17.00 (subject to weather, access through side door)

VISITOR CENTRE: Nov-Dec, Fri-Sun, 12.00-17.00 (closed from 23 Dec)

CAFÉ: Nov-Dec, Fri-Sun, 12.00-18.00 (closed from 23 Dec)

Explore Inverewe

Fife, Stirling & Perthshire

The Hermitage in winter. Ossian’s Folly stands just to the right of centre, covered in snow and surrounded by snow-laden trees. A foaming waterfall surges over snow-covered rocks in the foreground.
The Hermitage

The Battle of Bannockburn

VISITOR CENTRE: Nov-Feb, daily, 10.00-17.00 (closed 25-26 Dec & 1-2 Jan)

Explore The Battle of Bannockburn

Falkland Palace

SHOP: Nov-23 Dec, Mon-Sat, 11.00-16.00; Sun, 12.00-16.00
Jan, Sat & Mon-Wed, 11.00-16.00; Sun, 12.00-16.00

Explore Falkland Palace

Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

GARDEN & ESTATE: Nov-Feb, daily, 9.00-dusk

HOUSE: open for Christmas events only (see here)

Explore Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden

Kellie Castle

GARDEN & ESTATE: Nov-Feb, daily, 9.00-dusk

Explore Kellie Castle

The Hermitage

SITE: daily

Explore The Hermitage


SITE: daily

Explore Killiecrankie

Dumfries & Galloway

Threave Garden in the snow. Threave House is the centre of the image but is almost hidden by the tall, snow-laden trees. Shadows from the trees fall across the snowy ground. The sky is a bright blue.
Threave Garden

Threave Garden & Estate

GARDEN, VISITOR CENTRE, CAFÉ & SHOP: Nov-Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00 (closed 23 Dec–19 Mar)

NATURE RESERVE: All year, daily

Explore Threave Garden & Estate


COASTLINE & WALKS: All year, daily

Explore Rockcliffe

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