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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

1 November to 31 March:

Check here for unexpected closures



The level tarmac car park has no accessible bays marked.

Approach to site

The site is 200m from the car park along a mainly grass path. There are several steep sections on the route, particularly when crossing the old castle defences.

Visitor centre

The visitor centre is 100m from the car park along the route to the castle. There is a shallow step into the visitor centre.


The area around the outside of the castle is cut grass.

The castle entrance has a slight threshold. The courtyard is cobbled and the rest of the ground floor is gravel.

An elevated walkway in the south-west corner is reached via a modern metal staircase of 13 steps (with handrails).

A metal access stair in the north-west corner has 21 steep steps (with handrail).

The north-east walkway is reached via a narrow stone spiral staircase of 18 steps (16 with handrail).


Nearest adapted toilet is at:

Langholm Street

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our access guide to find out more about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.

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