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Many historic places are still open for visitors, outwith Level 4 COVID protection areas. Book in advance and check if Scottish Government travel restrictions apply before travelling.

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Prices and opening times

Rough Castle is free to visit and open year-round. 

The castle is in a Level 3 COVID protection area and local visitors are welcome. Find out more about our COVID response.

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Opening times

Rough Castle is open year-round.

The castle is in a Level 3 COVID protection area and local visitors are welcome.

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