Dundonald Castle



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.

Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, 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.


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.


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


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. 

More information on arriving for your visit and FAQs

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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 5pm (entry slots 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm)

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm (entry slots 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm & 2.30pm)

Complimentary tours are available with all entry tickets.

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