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Make sure that the property you plan to visit hasn’t had to close unexpectedly due to adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control.

For a full list of recent closures please follow us on Twitter @welovehistory and check #hsclosure

  • Due to issues with flooding Threave Castle will be closed the remainder of today (14.10). Apologies for any inconvenience #hsclosure

    14 October 2018 - 12:13
  • Sorry folks, sailings to Lochleven Castle have been suspended for the rest of today (14.10). Please visit our website for other sites to visit in the area #hsclosure

    14 October 2018 - 10:24
  • #StormCallum is paying a visit to the Arnol Blackhouse - which sadly means you cannot. The site is closed for the rest of the day due to weather conditions but will reopen tomorrow, weather permitting #hsclosure

    12 October 2018 - 15:30
  • News just in: Lochleven Castle is also inaccessible today (12 October) due to #StormCallum. The shop is still open if you want to pop in for some souvenirs and a chat! #hsclosure

    12 October 2018 - 09:31
  • Regular followers of #hsclosure tweets probably won't be surprised to find out that Inchmahome Priory is closed today (12 October) due to #StormCallum. We've not heard from other island locations yet, but stay tuned to #hsclosure for updates.

    12 October 2018 - 09:28
  • We're doing a bit of maintenance at Doune Castle car park on 29 Oct. Coaches will be unable to turn in the car park & are advised not to enter. Smaller minibuses can turn & drop off passengers, but not park. Visitors in cars should be fine, but parking will be limited. #hsclosure

    11 October 2018 - 11:20
  • We're glad to say that the Balvaird Castle site has now re-opened after it was badly battered by #StormAli last month #hsclosure

    10 October 2018 - 16:20
  • A heads up that Iona Abbey is closed this afternoon due to ferry cancellations. You can still get an insight into Iona from afar with our blog written by guest author Alexander McCall Smith: #hsclosure

    10 October 2018 - 16:01
  • Hi folks! Planning a visit to Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery? Please note the distillery will be closed tomorrow morning (10 October) but will open again at 1.30pm. #hsclosure

    9 October 2018 - 13:25
  • The weather is making things a bit dangerous at Dumbarton Castle too, so we've closed today (9 October) so nobody gets blown off the castle walls! #hsclosure

    9 October 2018 - 10:33
  • Hi folks, the weather is preventing us getting across to Lochleven Castle again today (9 October). Hopefully it will improve tomorrow! If you are travelling tomorrow, remember that sailings will start at 12.30pm Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 October. #hsclosure

    9 October 2018 - 10:27
  • If you're heading to Bothwell Castle today (9 October) we recommend stopping off for a cuppa, as we're opening a little bit late at 11am today. See you soon! #hsclosure

    9 October 2018 - 09:58
  • Hi folks, we hear it's a totally minging day at Inchmahome Priory, so unfortunately the boats will not be venturing out today (9 October). #hsclosure

    9 October 2018 - 09:36
  • Hi folks, sorry to say that Lochleven Castle is closed today (8 October) due to some rather blustery weather. Things aren't looking great for tomorrow either, so please stay tuned to the #hsclosure hashtag for updates.

    8 October 2018 - 13:14
  • There's some access restrictions in place at Doune Castle today (8 October). The Courtyard is closed due to muddy conditions #hsclosure

    8 October 2018 - 12:41
  • Hi folks, some key info here if you're thinking of heading to Lochleven Castle this month. The first 3 sailings are cancelled on 10-13 October and 22-27 October. Sailings on these days will start at 12.30pm. #hsclosure

    8 October 2018 - 11:05
  • Due to the weather, we’re sorry to say Lochleven Castle will be closed today (Sun 7 Oct) #hsclosure

    7 October 2018 - 10:31