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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:
Daily except Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm

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The small car park is level tarmac.

Approach to site

The visitor centre is 12m from the car park. The castle is then a further 12m across gravel and along a flat stone path.

Visitor centre

The visitor centre has step-free access.


The West Tower is up 13 stone steps (with handrail) and leads to the great hall. A spiral staircase of 37 stone steps (with handrail) takes visitors to the West Tower battlements.

Access to the Laigh Hall in the East Tower is from the ground floor. There is a step at the entrance (step-free access can be arranged by the steward). A spiral staircase of 26 steps (with handrail) leads to the first floor hall, which has a painted ceiling.

The stairs (with handrail) continue with:

  • 19 steps to the bedroom
  • a further 18 steps to the East Tower battlements

A wooden walkway of 12 steps joins the two towers at first floor level.

The walkway around the battlements has an uneven surface.


There is an adapted toilet on site.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

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

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