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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm





The car park is level and part tarmac, part gravel.

Visitors can be dropped off at the castle entrance. You should arrange this in advance by calling 07749 248 684.

Approach to site

The castle is about 160m from the car park, along a level grass and concrete path.

Visitor centre

The ticket office and shop have step free access.


A paved pathway runs along the two main sides of the grassed courtyard. It has a gradient of 1:13.

Access to the upper and lower levels of the donjon is via an uneven spiral staircase with rope handrail on one side. The steep upper stair is 1.3m wide and has 50 steps.

The great hall is reached via a straight timber stair of 21 steps with single handrail.

Entry to the exhibition in the cellar is down 6 straight, uneven steps.


Grass-covered slopes.


Nearest adapted toilet is at:

Bothwell Road
G71 7ET


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

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

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

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