Hermitage Castle

Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, TD9 0LU

01387 376 222
 

Access

Face coverings

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear face coverings in interior spaces.

Parking

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.

Monument

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).

Toilets

Nearest adapted toilet is 6 miles away at:

Langholm Street, Newcastleton

Dogs

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 at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 5pm
Last entry 4.15pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

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