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21 December 2020

Closure of heritage sites in Level 4 areas in mainland Scotland

Following the latest Scottish Government announcement for mainland Scotland, we will be closing all of our visitor attractions in these areas from 4pm on Wednesday 23 December.

View of the entrance side of Stirling Castle

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement that all of mainland Scotland will be moving to COVID protection level 4 as of a minute past midnight on 26 December, we will be closing all of our visitor attractions in these areas from 4pm on Wednesday 23 December.

The ticketed sites affected are:

  • Aberdour Castle
  • Blackness Castle
  • Caerlaverock Castle
  • Craigmillar Castle
  • Doune Castle
  • Dryburgh Abbey
  • Dumbarton Castle
  • Dunblane Cathedral
  • Dundonald Castle
  • Dunfermline Abbey
  • Dunstaffnage Castle 
  • Edinburgh Castle 
  • Elgin Cathedral
  • Fort George
  • Glasgow Cathedral 
  • Huntly Castle 
  • Jedburgh Abbey
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Melrose Abbey
  • St Andrews Castle and Cathedral
  • Stirling Castle 
  • Tantallon Castle
  • Urquhart Castle

Any visitors with pre-booked tickets from Thursday 24 December up until and inclusive of Friday 15 January will be automatically refunded.

Please allow up to 30 days for the funds to show on your bank statement.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of our staff and visitors is paramount.

We hope to be able to reopen these sites in line with Scottish Government advice when it’s safe to do so.

Please check our website and social media channels for updates.

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