Inverewe House, looked after by The National Trust for Scotland, has opened to the public for the first time following a £2 million restoration.

The 1930s mansion is located in the heart of the Inverewe Gardens, which are already available for group visits.

The restoration has reconditioned each of the rooms inside the house, and visitors will be taken on what’s described as an interactive and immersive journey through time to discover the inspiring story behind Inverewe and learn more about its creators.

Every visitor is encouraged to explore and discover the house’s hidden gems up-close, to handle the collections, and to sit and relax as if they were members of the family.

Inverewe House was built by the adventurous and pioneering Mairi Sawyer, continuing the legacy of her father Osgood Mackenzie who first established the gardens in the 1860s.

Connie Lovel, assistant director for National Trust for Scotland said: “Inverewe House has been regenerated with authenticity and interactive elements at its heart.

“We want to invite visitors into the house to immerse themselves in the eccentricity, energy and vision of Mairi Sawyer and Osgood Mackenzie.”

Inverewe Gardens

Groups visiting the newly opened house can also explore the famous Inverewe Gardens. The gardens boast a large collection of plants, including a carnivorous plant section called the savage garden – a recent addition to the estate.

It took what is said to be a painstakingly long time to create the botanical areas from the original barren, rocky outcrop that it was in the 1800s.

Osgood Mackenzie reportedly spent his entire life developing the garden – importing, planting and nurturing hundreds of different botanical species – and horticultural groups can spot these on a visit today.

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