As we prepare to put our winter jackets to one side and rush out to enjoy the light breeze, blue skies and fields of daffodils, the National Trust for Scotland has joyfully announced that some of their stunning gardens and properties will once again open their doors.
In a statement on their website, they say: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to our properties all across Scotland.
"Please adhere to local restrictions as set out by the Scottish Government when visiting our places, and check individual property pages for more information (including opening times) before you set off.”
Here are the ten National Trust properties in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife that are reopening.
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1. Kellie Castle
The garden and shop will open from 26 April (Thurs–Mon).
Castle and tearoom open from 27 May (Thurs–Mon) Photo: Google Maps
2. Hill of Tarvit
Garden & grounds open daily.
Mansion, shop and tearoom open from 27 May (Wed–Sun). Photo: Google Maps
3. Culross Gardens
The garden open daily from 2 April.
The palace and shop open daily from 26 April. Photo: Google Maps
4. Falkland Palace and Gardens
The garden and shop open from 26 April (Wed–Sun).
The palace is open from 27 May (Wed–Sun). Photo: Google Maps