A historic castle on the Isle of Skye is to remain open to tourists throughout the autumn to meet the growing popularity for the ancient ruin.
Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum has extended its visiting season until November 30 after a successful season brought thousands through its doors.
Extended access to the five-star attractions will enable visitors to experience the changing seasons of the estate and provide more opportunities to explore both permanent and temporary exhibitions on display at the museum.
Museum manager Sue Geale said: “We have been having a very successful season so far this year and are very pleased to be extending our opening hours to meet demand. We hope that visitors will enjoy our autumn colours and spring flowers in these quieter months. And with our wonderful self-catering accommodation open all year, we can even offer an all-in holiday experience on the estate.”
A special exhibition titled ‘Coming Home: WWI in the Highlands – Impact, Memories, Lasting Legacy’ will be on display at the historic monument until the end of September, exploring individual experiences and local changes which took place following the end of the First World War.
During October and November, Armadale will be celebrating its impressive tree collection as part of the Discover Scottish Gardens Scottish Tree Festival. Visitors will be able to follow a special tree trail, and youngsters will enjoy tree-themed half-term family activities.
VisitScotland regional leadership director Chris Taylor added: “It is great news that Armadale Castle will be extending its season to the end of November and more visitors will be able to experience the five-Star visitor attraction. The spectacular scenery, the culture and the warm welcome of the locals make Skye and the wider Highlands area a top destination all-year round.”