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Over 28 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now

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Plan your visit

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe. Visits will be by guided tour.

Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

Book tickets

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but to guarantee entry please book in advance. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

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What will be open during your visit

One way system in place. Entrance through vestibule door.

  • Most of the site 
  • The grounds
  • Shop (for visitors only) 
  • Toilets (for visitors only)
  • Lift in use (please let staff know in advance if this is required) 

Some areas/facilities remain closed for now

What to expect from your visit

Safety measures: 

  • Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
  • We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting

Face coverings:

  • In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions).
  • Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
  • Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
  • Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
  • If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible

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Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Fri to Sun, 10am to 4pm

1 Oct to 24 Dec and 31 Dec:
Fri to Sun, 11am to 4pm

7 Janu to 31 Mar:
Fri to Sun, 11am to 4pm

Closed for lunch from 12 noon to 1pm.

Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

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