Special arrangements are currently in place at Huntingtower Castle, to comply with Scottish Government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
- Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
- We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
- In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions)
In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, 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 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.
The visitor centre has step-free access.
The West Tower is up 13 stone steps with a handrail on one side, which leads to the great hall. A spiral staircase of 37 stone steps with handrail, takes visitors to the West Tower battlements.
The Laigh Hall in the East Tower is accessed on the ground floor by a ramp. There is a step at the entrance (step-free access can be arranged by the steward). A spiral staircase of 26 steps with a 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 are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Huntingtower 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.
For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide.