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Access

Special arrangements are currently in place at Duff House, to comply with Scottish Government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

All areas of this site will be open with the exception of the upper levels and tower at Bishop's Palace. Please be sure to follow any safety messaging on site.

Safety measures

  • Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
  • Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
  • We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
  • In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions)

What will be open during your visit

One way system in place. Entrance through vestibule door.

  • Most of the site 
  • The grounds
  • Shop (for visitors only) 
  • Toilets (for visitors only)
  • Lift in use (please let staff know in advance if this is required) 

What will remain closed during your visit

  • Tearoom 
  • Long gallery
  • Small closet rooms at corners of each floor

Carers tickets

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.

Parking

Accessible parking is at the back of the house. The main car park is covered with loose gravel.

Approach to site

The house is:

  • 20m from the accessible parking spaces over level paving stones
  • 100m from the main car park via loose gravel and earth paths

Visitor centre

Visitors enter on the ground floor. Steps down to the shop can be avoided by entering through a side door instead.

Two wheelchairs are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monument

A lift in the house enables wheelchair access to all upper levels.

Grounds

Around the house is a gravel drive. The lawns beyond are easily accessible but tend to be soft.

Great views of all sides of the house can be seen from the grounds.

Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within 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.

Visitors' dogs are not permitted at Duff House. 

Access Guide

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

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Opening times

Duff House is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

Advance booking is required.

1 Apr to 31 Mar:
Fri to Sun, 10am to 4pm

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