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Following the Scottish Government's announcement that restrictions are expected to relax, some of our staffed sites are set to reopen on Friday 30 April. Tickets available soon.

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Plan your visit

Currently closed (although you can visit the grounds), but following the Scottish Governments announcement that COVID-19 restrictions are expected to relax, the castle is due to reopen on Friday 30 April (tickets available soon). Find out more about our COVID response.

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance.

How to book tickets

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but you must book in advance.

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Before booking please visit the Scottish Government travel guidance for any current restrictions in place.

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During your visit, all visitor groups will be accompanied by a tour guide whilst inside Dundonald Castle. The FODC tour guides will be happy to provide a tour and answer any questions you may have about the history of the castle.

What to expect from your visit

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, including our toilet facilities, to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting

Face coverings:

  • 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).
  • Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
  • Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
  • Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
  • If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible

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Opening times

The castle is currently closed, but the grounds of this site are open and free to visit.

The visitor centre will reopen on Mon 26 Apr (details tbc)

The castle will reopen on Fri 30 Apr (details tbc)

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