More Top Historical Sites To Open

Edinburgh Castle

Historic Environment Scotland will be opening up more of their ticketed sites over the next few weeks.

People planning to visit must  book online and you can do so now. There will be no cash payments. It must all be contactless.

Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles opened at the start of August.

Here are the others which will open up soon:

Monday 17 August

  • Blackness Castle 

Wednesday 19 August

  • Inchcolm Abbey
  • Huntly Castle
  • Melrose Abbey

Friday 21 August

  • Elgin Cathedral
  • Caerlaverock Castle

Wednesday 26 August

  • Doune Castle
  • Dunstaffnage Castle
  • Linlithgow Palace

Friday 28 August

  • Skara Brae
  • Tantallon Castle
  • Glasgow Cathedral

More openings will take place in September

Public health safety measures will also be in place at all sites.

Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace credit: Noel Donaldson

Tickets must be booked online in advance. For more information about visiting sites once they reopen visit:

Phil Godfrey at Skara Brae

Skara Brae Neolithic Village

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