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Opening times

1 April to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm

1 November to 31 March:

Check here for unexpected closures

Prices and opening times


Call 01988 500 700 for up-to-date prices.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Historic Scotland Members' retail discount doesn't apply at the Whithorn Priory Visitor Centre.

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1 April to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Monument may close for lunch.


1 November to 31 March

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

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Get free entry to Scotland’s top visitor attractions with an Explorer Pass valid for 3 days or 7 days.

Become a member

Join Historic Scotland to visit our properties free of charge for a full year and support our work at the same time.

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View learning activities

Our 300+ historic places serve as creative inspiration for all sorts of learning activities – and for learners of all ages.

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