Dirleton Castle

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This site is open for you to enjoy but there are some access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure. There is currently no visitor access to the Guard House, South Entrance and De Vaux range. Find out more about our conservation work

What will be open during your visit

  • Hallyburton Range, including Great Hall, Kitchen, Bakehouse, Vaults, Priest’s Room and Chapel
  • Access via West staircase (Ruthven stair) into Castle courtyard
  • Doocot
  • Gardens
  • Exhibition
  • View-only access to some other areas
  • Shop

Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.


There is a nearby public car park, surfaced with smooth tarmac. It is a small car park and there isn't much space for manoeuvring. We are not responsible for loss or damage to vehicles. 

Visitors can be dropped off 10m from the site by arrangement – please call 01620 850 330.

Approach to site

The car park is about 100m from the site entrance along a road with a gentle downhill slope and through a gate.

Visiting the site

  • The ticket office is entered through a door with a ramp either side. Space is restricted, but the floor is level
  • The garden’s herbaceous section is particularly fragrant in summer. It is all on the level with bound gravel surfaced paths and a flat grass lawn. There are benches throughout
  • The gazebo is 13m from the visitor centre and up 12 steps (with handrail)
  • The interiors of the doocot will not be open at this time


There are public toilets next to the car park.

Nearest adapted toilets are on Quality Street, North Berwick.

Public Toilets in East Lothian


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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Dirleton 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.

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Opening times

There is currently no visitor access to the Guard House, South Entrance and De Vaux range.

29 Mar to 30 Sept: 
Daily, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm).

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

Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

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