Please note there is currently no access to the top of the tower.
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 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.
The shop has step-free access.
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.
An adapted toilet is next to the castle, along a gravel path. It is not fully accessible as there is no emergency pull cord or low-level hand drier.
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Huntly 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.