Plan 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. Find out more about our conservation work.

The visitor centre, shop and tearoom are open.

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 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

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.

The visitor centre, shop and tearoom are open.

1 April to 27 July:
Daily, 12 noon to 4pm

Café
Fri to Mon, 12 noon to 3pm, takeaway only

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