The closest parking to the Castle is in the Brewlands car park, 500m from the Castle and is suitable only for cars as access is up a steep single-track road (with passing places) with a gradient of approximately 1:10. The car park surface is tarmac on a slight slope.
Motorhomes and other larger vehicles should park in the public Quarry Car Park and walk to the site. Please note that due to this route being the main pedestrian route to the castle that there is no public vehicle access beyond Brewlands car park and no public parking or drop off point at the Castle.
Due to the natural terrain the route is not suitable for visitors with limited mobility.
Approach to site
The Castle is 500m from the Brewlands car park along a tarmac surface. The path passes through a latched metal pedestrian gate at the top of the car park. This is followed by a steep gradient of around 1:8. The footpath then crosses over a narrow wooden footbridge with steps either end and handrails on both sides. The bridge is not suitable for wheelchairs or wide buggies/pushchairs e.g. side-by-side. The surface on the Castle-side of the footbridge is briefly very uneven and rocky before reverting to tarmac. The remainder of the approach is undulating tarmac.
Entry to the very small shop is up two wooden steps (no handrail).
The courtyard has very uneven cobbles.
The cellar floor of the tower, which has an interpretation display, is reached via a straight timber stair of 15 steps (with handrail).
Upper levels are reached via a spiral staircase (with handrail). There are 85 steps to the top of the tower house. Steps may be uneven.
Light levels can be very low in winter.
A grass terrace in front of the castle offers superb views of the landscape. Access to the terrace is via cobbled steps (no handrail).
Nearest adapted toilet is one mile away at:
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Castle Campbell, 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.
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