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Festive Opening Hours 2015/2016

ALL PROPERTIES

Enjoy the holidays!  Here's some useful information on our properites over the Christmas and New Year period.  
All of our properties will be closed on the 25th and 26th December.
Most of our properties will also be closed on the 1st and 2nd January, New Year exceptions are listed below:

EDINBURGH CASTLE

Edinburgh Castle will be closed on 25th and 26th December. The castle will be open as normal from the 27th December. The castle will be open on 1st January from 11.00am until 5.00pm and will return to normal opening hours on 2nd January.

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum – closed 24th, 25th & 26th December 2015 & 1st & 2nd January 2016
Royal Scots/The Royal Regiment of Scotland Museum – closed 24th December 2015 – 4th January 2016

Visit the Edinburgh Castle website.

STIRLING CASTLE

Stirling Castle will be closed on 25th and 26th December. The castle will be open as normal from the 27th December. The castle will be open on 1st January from 11.00am until 5.00pm and will return to normal opening hours on 2nd January.

Visit the Stirling Castle website.

URQUHART CASTLE

Urquhart Castle will be closed on 25th and 26th December. The castle will open as normal from the 27th December. The castle will be open on 1st January from 11.00am until 4.30pm and will return to normal opening hours on 2nd January.

Visit Urquhart Castle property page.


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 and unexpected site closures, visit our Closure Page or follow us on Twitter (#hsclosure)

Alternatively you can call the relevant Commercial Visitor Services Manager

For travel updates in Scotland visit www.trafficscotland.org and you may also find www.readyscotland.org useful.

For normal property opening hours please view Places to Visit

Screenshot of a property summary from www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Visitor information

Normal 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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