In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.
We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.
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.
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 at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.
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