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Opening times

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

1 October to 31 March:





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 on both sides.

A metal access stair in the north-west corner has 21 steep steps and one handrail.

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


Nearest adapted toilet is 6 miles away at:

Langholm Street, Newcastleton


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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Hermitage 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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