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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm





The car park has no accessible bays marked.

Visitors can be dropped off at the visitor centre by arrangement – please call 01631 562 465.

Approach to site

The visitor centre is 200m from the car park along an upward gravel track. It is then a further 25m to the castle.

Visitor centre

The shop has step-free access. The display room is reached via a straight flight of 10 steps with a solid handrail.


The castle entrance is up 26 steep, historic stone steps with a handrail.

The main routes within the castle are gravel, tarmac and grass.

The battlements are up a modern wooden staircase of 30 steps with handrails on both sides.

The gatehouse is accessed via a modern staircase of 12 steps with a handrail. The upper levels of the gatehouse are reached via a narrow spiral staircase of 28 steps with a handrail.

The chapel is 50m along a rough earth path, which is steep in places and can be boggy.


Nearest adapted toilet is about 4 miles away at:

PA34 4HP


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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Dunstaffnage 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.

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