Two Popular Stewartry Visitor Attractions Have Reopened

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Threave Gardens and Estate on the outskirts of Castle Douglas, and the garden at Broughton House in Kirkcudbright have both welcomed back local visitors.

The National Trust for Scotland properties have been closed over the winter but are reopen as lockdown restrictions eased.

Visitors to Threave will be able to enjoy the gardens and estate as well as tuck in to treats from the takeaway café.

With Springtime upon us, we are welcomed back by some of our favourite wildlife at Threave Garden & Estate, both our Ospreys have already returned and can be observed at the Nature Reserve. We have a Nuthatch nesting near the visitor centre and Peregrines and other birds of prey on the wider estate. You might even catch a baby squirrel at the hide in Kelton Hill Wood.

Threave will be open every day, with the visitor centre and shop reopening from 26 April.

The garden at Broughton House is also open and can be visited daily. The house itself will reopen on April 30, weekends only.


Visitor Services Manager, Michelle Robertson said ‘  Our visitors didn’t get to enjoy the garden last Spring, so it is great to be open again. Across Dumfries and Galloway our teams have been  hard at work preparing for reopening and giving everyone a warm, and of course, safe welcome.’