Prices and opening times
All areas of this site will be open with the exception of the upper floor of Great Hall and Laird's' bedchamber (Earl's Palace) and the upper level of Moosie Tower (Bishop's Palace).
We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.
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|Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed)
|Family (1 adult, 2 children)
|Family (2 adults, 2 children)
|Family (2 adults, 3 children)
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 65+ or unemployed.
Admission prices are subject to change.
Free and discounted admission
- Historic Scotland members get free entry to our sites, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid membership on arrival.
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- English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.
- Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction.
- Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit this site. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
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1 April to 30 September:
Sunday to Friday 9.30 to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Last entry 4.30pm
Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm.
1 October to 31 March
Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.
Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.