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Access

Parking

The esplanade has a large tarmac parking area. There are five accessible spaces about 65m from the castle entrance.

A courtesy vehicle can take visitors with mobility difficulties down the steep slope to Argyll’s Lodging.

Approach to site

Access to the ground floor is through a side gate and via the gardens.

Visitor centre

Entry to Argyll’s Lodging is by guided tour only (with a Stirling Castle admission ticket). Please ask castle staff for more information. 

Monument

The ground floor, which includes the hall and kitchens, is mainly level.

The upper floor, which includes the dining room and chambers, is reached via a historic wooden staircase of 18 steps with a handrail on one side.

Toilets

There is an adapted toilet on site.

Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within 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.

Visitors' dogs are not permitted at Argyll's Lodging. 

Access Guide

For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

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Opening times

Due to essential maintenance, Argyll’s Lodging is closed to visitors until further notice.

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