Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle or doocot. Find out more about our conservation work
The gardens, exhibition and shop are open.
What will be open during your visit
- Gazebo, including exhibition
- Gift Shop
What will be closed/unavailable during your visit
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle and doocot.
In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, 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.
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.
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
Visitors will follow a one-way route through the gardens and then can move through some parts of the building freely, and some on signposted one-way systems. Physical distancing measures will be in place. Access to some spaces may be limited.
- 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.