Some of the country’s best-loved historic attractions are set to re-open on 1 April after being closed for the winter months.
 
33 of Historic Scotland’s properties close over the winter period, before welcoming visitors once again when they re-opens on 1 April. These include castles, abbeys, mills and churches. Sites range from the imposing Kisimul Castle on Barra to Hermitage Castle in Liddesdale, Crossraguel Abbey in Ayrshire and Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement on Shetland.
 
Susan Loch,  Head of Visitor Operations and Community Engagement at Historic Scotland, which runs the site said; “Staff are getting ready to welcome visitors from around the world to our seasonal sites once again. Spring is a lovely time of year to visit one of our properties, and a number of our properties around the country over winter before re-opening to the public in time for the Easter weekend.
 
“This year we’ve got lots of exciting things planned for visitors across our properties, from costumed performances to events to mark the Year of Homecoming 2014.”
 
For further information please visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk