National Trust for Scotland gardens and grounds get ready for visitors again

National Trust for Scotland gardens and grounds get ready for visitors again

The National Trust for Scotland is preparing to welcome visitors again at dozens of gardens and estates across the country, as lockdown continues to ease.

The National Trust for Scotland are preparing to reopen around 30 estates and gardens from Monday 6th July onwards, including Culzean Country Park in Ayrshire, Threave Garden in Dumfries & Galloway, Brodie Castle’s garden and grounds, Arduaine Garden in Argyll and Crathes Castle’s garden and estate in Aberdeenshire.

Countryside places such as St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve and Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve have been open for local access, in line with Scottish Government guidelines, for a few weeks.

All the trust's properties closed in March when the coronavirus emergency hit Scotland.

Chairman Sir Mark Jones said: “We are hard at work preparing to open up dozens more of our beautiful places once again.

“Our staff are coming back from furlough, we’ve redesigned the visitor routes at some places and, of course, we are closely following all the advice on safety and hygiene measures, so that everyone can enjoy their trip to the Trust.

“As we all adapt to the “new normal”, there will be some changes on the ground at properties, and we hope that our members, supporters and visitors will be patient and work with us during this time of transition. We would also please ask visitors to stick to the latest guidance and only visit if it’s within the 5-mile travel limit.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming our local visitors back and we hope that this helps us all emerge back into the light, after being confined for so long.”


Visitors are advised avoid visiting at traditional peak times, as much as possible, and to double-check opening times online, in advance of travel.

A full list of the gardens and estates that will reopen on July 6th can be found at www.nts.org.uk

Last Updated: 23 June 2020 18:02

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