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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

Facilities

 

Access

Parking

The level tarmac car park has no accessible spaces marked.

Visitors with mobility difficulties can be dropped off at the castle gate by arrangement – please call 01555 860 364.

Approach to site

The castle is about 85m from the car park along a steeply sloping tarmac path and a further 25m over level bound gravel.

Visitor centre

The shop has a single step at the doorway.

Monument

The outer and inner courtyard:

  • are on the level
  • have short cut grass and pavement

The ditch caponier:

  • is down a narrow (70cm wide) spiral staircase of 31 steps
  • has a sloping and rough floor

Cellars, basements and the tower house upper levels are reached via various straight and spiral staircases of up to 38 steps.

Light levels can be very low in many parts of the castle in winter.

Toilets

Nearest adapted toilet is about 2.5 miles away at:

Shawlands Park Hotel
Ayr Road
ML9 2TZ

Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Craignethan Castle, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

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For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

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