Dundonald Castle

Winehouse Yett, Dundonald, Kilmarnock, KA2 9HD

01563 851 489
 

Access

On your visit, you will be able to access: the Great Hall, the Laigh Hall, first floor gallery, visitor centre, shop and tearoom. There are some minor access restrictions in place in the Great Hall.

Face coverings

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear face coverings in interior spaces.

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 an accompanying carer, these can be added when making your booking. 

Parking

The level tarmac car park is next to the visitor centre. It has a dropped kerb and no accessible spaces are marked.

Approach to site

There is a steep, tarmac path with anti-slip surface for 120m, followed by 30m of level gravel path to the castle.

Visitor centre

The visitor centre has step free access and interior.

The castle

The prison pit is closed as physical distancing is not possible. 

Grassy banks surround the castle.

Inside, much of the castle can be seen from the ground floor, which is level with stone slabs, however, there is more to explore in the upper hall and prison area for those able and keen to do so.

The first floor is reached via a steep, L-shaped stone staircase of 15 steps with no handrail.

The second floor is reached via a modern, open-tread, metal spiral staircase of 38 steps with a handrail.

The castle interior can be a little dark on a dull day, although the inner stairs, lower hall and prison area have electric lights.

Toilets

There are two accessible toilets located in the Visitor Centre at the bottom of castle hill.

Dogs

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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Dundonald Castle. 

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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