Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site. Find out more about our conservation work
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.
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.
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 (currently closed for maintenance works). The steep upper stair is 1.3m wide and has 50 steps.
The great hall (currently closed for maintenance works) 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.
Nearest adapted toilet is at:
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 at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.
For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide.
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