Historic Environment Scotland announces that 27 tourist sites, including Urquhart Castle and Fort George, will reopen at the end of April



Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. Photo: Gary Anthony.

Major historic tourist attractions in the Highlands and Moray will reopen to visitors at the end of next month, it has been confirmed.

Both Urquhart Castle and Fort George will reopen to Highland visitors from April 30, as will Elgin Cathedral in Moray.

“We are delighted to reopen the gates and drawbridges and welcome you back to Scotland’s historic sites at the start of the season,” said a spokesperson for Historic Environment Scotland, which manages the Site (s.

“Following the Prime Minister’s welcome announcement that Covid-19 restrictions are expected to ease with the onset of spring, we can now report that 27 of our staffed sites and hundreds of outdoor sites and free access will be ready to welcome you. come back from Friday April 30.

“All tours must be booked in advance.

“We will be monitoring the Scottish Government’s plans closely and considering the circumstances in each local area. If anything changes after you have booked tickets, we will automatically cancel and refund reservations within 30 days – there is no need to Contact us.

“Please always check the latest advice from the Scottish Government before traveling.”

Visit www.historicenvironment.scot for more details.

The full list of the 27 Scottish sites is as follows:

  • Aberdour Castle
  • Arbroath Abbey
  • Castle of darkness
  • Caerlaverock Castle
  • Craigmillar Castle
  • Dirleton Castle
  • Doune Castle
  • Dryburgh Abbey
  • Dumbarton Castle
  • Dunblane Cathedral
  • Dundonald Castle
  • Dunfermline Abbey
  • Edinburgh castle
  • Elgin Cathedral
  • Fort George
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Huntly Castle
  • Inchcolm Abbey
  • Jedburgh Abbey
  • Linlithgow Palace
  • Melrose Abbey
  • Skara Brae
  • St Andrews Castle
  • Saint-André cathedral
  • Stirling Castle
  • Tantallon Castle
  • Urquhart Castle

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