Historic Scotland
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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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Access

Parking

The level tarmac car park next to the site entrance has accessible bays.

The main car park is across the road, opposite the visitor centre.

Approach to site

The main entrance door is reached via a ramp 8m long with a gradient of 1:12.

Visitor centre

The shop has step-free access.

Monument

The outer buildings are all at ground level, with some steps, ramps, gravel and cobbled surfaces.

The main door of the castle opens onto stairs (with handrail) leading to the kitchen. Access to the basement is down a stone staircase of 25 steps (with handrail). The prison is down a further 6 wooden and 4 stone steps.

There are 13 wide steps (with handrail) from the main castle entrance to the ground floor. Access to the first floor is up 26 stone steps (with handrail). A further 33 wooden steps (with handrail) lead to the second floor.

A narrow spiral staircase of 92 steps (with handrail) leads from the servants’ quarters on the ground floor to the top of the tower.

Toilets

An adapted toilet is next to the castle, along a gravel path.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our access guide for information about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.

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