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Access

Parking

On-street parking is available near the jetty.

Approach to site

A small boat ferries visitors to the island. Visitors must be able to step into and out of the boat. Call 01871 810 313 for sailing times.

The mainland jetty has no steps but is steeply sloped. There are 8 stone steps from the island jetty up into the castle courtyard.

Visitor centre

The shop is within the castle, across the uneven courtyard from the steps to the jetty.

Monument

All the buildings are reached from the castle courtyard via uneven steps. The routes around the site are mostly gravel.

The tower and walkway are reached by two flights of stone and timber stairs. Inside the tower, a set of steep timber steps leads to the first floor, and a set of stone steps to the second floor.

The castle has several very low doors.

Toilets

Barra has no adapted toilet.

Dogs

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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Kisimul 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.

Access Guide

For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

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