Updates

Here are a couple of essential notices:

Brodick Castle, Arran

Brodick Castle will  now be closed for the rest of the 2018 season but will re-open for visitors in 2019. See the latest news in the article at the bottom of this page.

We appreciate that this may have consequences for your tour programmes and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will contact you directly regarding any bookings already in your 2018 schedule. 

On a positive note, Brodick Castle’s beautiful gardens will remain open for the 2018 season and we will continue to offer admission at our £5.50 group rate. Guided garden tours are also available if booked in advance (subject to guide availability and an additional fee). When the castle re-opens there will be fresh interpretation and displays, fascinating exhibitions and brand new café facilities within the grounds for your clients to enjoy. As soon as we are open for business we look forward to inviting you/your clients on familiarisation trips. 

You may wish to consider the following alternative properties within the Ayrshire & Arran and Glasgow areas: 


The Hill House, Helensburgh

You may have heard in the news recently about our exciting and ambitious conservation plans at the Hill House - Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece.

There will be a period of around 16 weeks, beginning May 2018, when visits will be disrupted while the new protective and beautifully designed ‘box’ is constructed. Once in place, we intend to extend the Hill House opening season, and visitors will have the fantastic opportunity to observe conservation in action from the roof-top viewing platforms and gangways. 

As the precise dates of closure are subject to external factors, such as when we obtain necessary statutory consents, we are unable to provide specific information on opening hours & days affected, other than to say that it is unlikely that the Hill House will close before May. 

We understand if you wish to move your bookings away from the Hill House during this period of uncertainty until further notice. However, we are happy to take provisional bookings from May 2018 on the understanding that these bookings may need to be placed elsewhere. We will ensure that maximum notice is given when closure dates are confirmed to us. 

In the meantime, you may wish to consider the following alternative properties within the area: 

We appreciate that this may have consequences for your tour programmes and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

The Hill House will be open as normal in 2019, with the additional benefit of the exciting visitor experience provided by the gangways and viewing platform of the box.

Please rest assured that our Travel Trade team will keep you informed and updated and will also assist with itinerary ideas and planning.