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
Level tarmac car park with accessible bays marked.
Approach to site
The castle is at the top of a small but steep hill. It is reached up a steep concrete path with 33 steps (no handrail).
A very steep ramp leads from the courtyard to the castle entrance.
The reception area has ramped access.
Access to the castle’s five upper levels is via a narrow (90cm wide) stone spiral staircase with 84 uneven steps and no handrail.
Light levels in the lower rooms and staircase can be very low.
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Cardoness 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.