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Opening times

Due to limited capacity, it is strongly recommended to reserve your visit online to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.15pm (last outward sailing)

1 to 31 Oct:
Daily, 10am to 3.15pm (last outward sailing)

1 Nov to 31 Mar:




Boat Reservations and Tickets

Due to limited capacity we recommend all visits to Lochleven Castle be booked in advance.

Boat reservations and tickets


The large, level gravel car park is 90m from the mainland pier.

Visitors can be dropped off nearer to the pier by arrangement – please call 01577 862 670.

Approach to site

A small boat ferries visitors to the island. Visitors must be able to step into and out of the boat.

The piers on the island rise and fall with water levels and can be slippery.

The castle is about 30m from the pier up a grass slope. This can be very muddy in wet weather.

Visitor centre

The visitor centre:

  • is on the mainland
  • has step-free access over gravel


The grass courtyard allows access to the ground floor of all the ranges. Entry to the Glassin tower and bottle dungeon are through a narrow doorway.

Access to the first and second floors of the main tower – including the room where Mary Queen of Scots was held captive – is via a modern, open-tread wooden staircase with handrails on either side.


There is an adapted toilet located in the public toilets in the car park. These toilets are open from April to October.

Toilets are available on the island, down a slope which can be slippery. A hand sanitiser is provided as there is no running water.


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

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

Loch Leven is a nature reserve, therefore Visitors' dogs are not permitted on the island. 

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