Historic Scotland
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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

1 November to 31 March:
Closed

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Access

Parking

The car park is level tarmac.

Visitors can be dropped off at the castle entrance by arrangement – please call 01975 651 460.

Approach to site

The castle is 350m from the car park along a loose gravel path up a hill with a gradient of 1:5. There is also a kissing gate (75cm wide).

Visitor centre

Visitor centre and shop are on the first floor, which is reached via 12 stone steps (with handrail). There is an induction loop at the counter.

Monument

At the ground level is a reconstructed whisky still.

On the first floor are:

  • an officer’s apartment
  • the reconstruction of the kitchen

From the first floor:

  • a spiral staircase of 30 steps (with handrail) leads to the cellars
  • a timber staircase of 14 steps (with handrail) leads to a reconstruction of the soldiers’ barracks on the second floor

Two further flights of 14 timber steps each (with handrail) lead to the third and fourth floors.

Toilets

Nearest adapted toilet is at:

Spar
Bellabeg
Strathdon
AB36 8UL

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our access guide to find out about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.

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