Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 31 Oct:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Nov to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

Facilities

 

Access

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.

Monument

Grassy banks surround the castle.

Inside, much of the castle can be seen from the ground floor, which is level with stone slabs.

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 pit have electric lights.

Toilets

Nearest adapted toilet is about 3.6 miles away at:

Tesco Extra
Riverview Retail Park
16 Riverway
Irvine
KA12 8AY

Dogs

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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Dundonald Castle, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

Access Guide

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

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