Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse and the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses




The large, level tarmac car park next to the museum has accessible bays marked.

Visitor centre

The museum is fully accessible, with a wheelchair lift to the first floor and café.


The lighthouse and lighthouse cottages are 200m from the museum along a tarmac path.

Entry to the lighthouse is over a 15cm-high step. It is explored by climbing a spiral staircase of more than 200 steps (no handrail).

The top level, which houses the lantern, is reached via a narrow wooden ladder (with handrail).

The lighthouse cottages are all on the ground level. Each has a raised threshold at its entrance. You can ask a museum steward to arrange ramped access.


The museum has an adapted toilet.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Kinnaird Head Lighthouse, 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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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 5pm
Last entry 4pm

24 Jan to 31 March
Daily, for guided lighthouse tours only

1 Oct to 24 Jan:

The Kinnaird Head site is managed independently by the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses and Historic Scotland members do not presently receive free entry to the site.

Please note, the wine tower is closed for conservation.

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