Bothwell Castle

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Prices and opening times


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There is no access to the Donjon or the Great Hall. Prices have been reduced while this is in place. 

Ticket categories Reduced admission price Full admission price
Adult (16-64yrs) £3.80 £7.50
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £3.00 £6.00
Child (7-15yrs) £2.30 £4.50
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £7.50 £15.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £11.00 £21.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £13.00 £25.50

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. Please note this does not apply to students.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members get free entry to our sites. 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. 
  • 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 the site. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  

Opening times

29 March to 30 September: Daily except Sunday & Monday, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

1 October to 28 March: Daily except Thursday & Friday, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). 

May close for lunch


25 & 26 December
1 & 2 January

Check for closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close. We advise checking ahead if the forecast is poor or you are making a long journey. 

Current unexpected and short term closures

Opening times

There is no access to the Donjon or the Great Hall.

29 Mar to 30 Sept: Daily except Sun & Mon, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

1 Oct to 28 Mar: Daily except Thur & Fri, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). 

May close for lunch

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