Aberdour Castle and Gardens

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In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.

Car and bicycle parking

A small car park next to the visitor centre has accessible spaces. Please call 01383 860 519 to check availability.

Aberdour railway station, a 6 minute walk from the visitor centre, has a car park for visitor use.

Bicycle racks are available at the castle.

Approach to site

There are two routes to the castle from the station car park. The shorter route is about 150m and involves 25 wooden steps with a handrail. The other route is relatively level and about 500m long.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Aberdour Castle, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Visitor centre

The reception area has level access.


The ground floor includes the:

  • stables
  • kitchen
  • store
  • tower house

There are 2 steps down into the kitchen, which has a cobbled floor.

Upper levels, including the hall and apartments are reached via a spiral staircase with a single handrail.

Throughout the castle there are:

  • small steps
  • raised thresholds
  • low level walls


The castle has a walled garden with level access. Its paths are a mix of compacted gravel and cobbled surfaces. A border in the walled garden has strongly scented flowers.

Access to the terraced garden, orchard and dovecot is via steps or a steep grass bank. The garden is grass throughout, with no marked paths.


The shop has level access.


Nearest adapted toilet is at Aberdour Railway station, about 500m away.

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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Thur & Fri, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm).

Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

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