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Prices and opening times

Admission

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance. This include Historic Scotland Members, and Members of English Heritage, Cadw and Manx.

We will be updating our social media channels as more dates are available to pre-book, but to be among the first to hear sign up to our newsletter.

Due to physical distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, some areas of the castle will remain closed.

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Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 60+ or unemployed.

What will be open during your visit

  • One-way system in operation
  • Retail offering
  • Disabled access via wheelchair lift at West Door
  • View-only access to lower chapterhouse
  • North and South aisle (Central aisle can be viewed from crossing area)

Some areas/facilities will remain closed for now, we have a phased approach to re-opening while we work to make them safe.

Open

1 October - 30 November:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Sunday, 1pm to 4pm

Advance booking required.

December opening times to be confirmed.

Closed

25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures

Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 October - 30 November:
Mon-Sat, 10am to 4pm
Sun, 1pm to 4pm

Advance booking required.

December opening times to be confirmed.

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