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How to contact us

Before you travel

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice, therefore if travelling any distance to visit please call before setting off to check they are open.

  • For property updates, check our closure page for any unexpected closures or follow us on Twitter

Alternatively you can call the relevant Commercial Visitor Services Manager on the numbers below.

Contact details for all staffed properties


Edinburgh Castle - 0131 225 9846

South District

Michael Kay - 07919 165 344

Caerlaverock Castle
Cardoness Castle
Crossraguel Abbey
Dryburgh Abbey
Dundrennan Abbey
Glenluce Abbey
Hermitage Castle
Jedburgh Abbey
Maclellans Castle
Melrose Abbey
New Abbey Corn Mill
Smailholm Tower
Sweetheart Abbey
Threave Castle

North District

Malcolm Brown - 07919 165 354

Bothwell Castle
Blackness Castle
Cairnpapple Hill
Craigmillar Castle
Craignethan Castle
Crichton Castle
Direton Castle
Dumbarton Castle
Glasgow Cathedral
Linlithgow Palace
Newark Castle
Rothsay Castle
Seton Collegiate Church
Tantallon Castle


North Mainland

George Wilson - 07717 720 368

Balvenie Castle
Corgarff Castle
Dallas Dhu Distillery
Elgin Cathedral
Fort George
Huntly Castle
Kildrummy Castle
Spynie Palace
Tolquhon Castle

North Islands

Ann Marwick - 07766 441 865

Bishop's & Earl's Palaces
Broch of Gurness
Brough of Birsay & Earl's Palace
Hackness Battery
Kisimul Castle
Skara Brae
The Black House

Urquhart Castle - Euan Fraser 07766 441 870 or 01456 459 201


Stirling Castle - Duty Manager 07765 714 998 or 01786 431 316

East District

Fiona Kantzidis - 07767 425 676

Arbroath Abbey
Edzell Castle
Elcho Castle
Huntingtower Castle
Loch Leven Castle
Meigle Museum
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Cathedral
St Serf's Dunning
St Vigeans Museum
Stanley Mills

West District

Lisa Daniels - 07748 181910

Aberdour Castle
Bonawe Iron Furnace
Castle Campbell
Doune Castle
Dunblane Cathedral
Dunstaffnage Castle
Dunfermline Abbey & Palace
Inchcolm Abbey
Inchmahome Priory

Iona Abbey - Jane Martin 01681 700 512

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Visitor information

Opening times and admission prices can be found in each property summary on our website.

Please note: Some of our smaller properties may close for a short period over lunch - please telephone to check before your visit.

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