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Access

Special arrangements are currently in place at Dundrennan Abbey, to comply with Scottish Government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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
  • 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)

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 accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.

Parking

The large car park is gravel with one accessible bay.

Approach to site

The site is 20m from the car park along a reinforced grass path. There is an 8cm step down through a 90cm-wide gate.

An alternative gravel path into the cloister avoids the gate.

Visitor centre

Access to the visitor centre is over uneven wall footings, up three steps and over a short ramp with a 10cm step with a handrail.

Monument

The abbey nave and transepts have a short grass surface, which is firmer in dry weather. The main routes around the monument are gravel or grass.

There is one 15cm step onto the gravel path around the cloister.

There are numerous archaeological remains within the grass, which can be difficult to see.

Toilets

Nearest adapted toilet is about six miles away at:

Harbour Square
Kirkcudbright

Dogs

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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Dundrennan Abbey, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Access Guide

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

Historic Scotland

Opening times

The abbey is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

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