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Prices and opening times

Admission

Hailes Castle is free to visit.

Open

1 April 30 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 October to 31 March:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

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 April 30 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 October to 31 March:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

Very limited parking is available. Please park responsibly and with consideration for our neighbours

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