Lochleven Castle

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

Visitors can be dropped off nearer to the pier by arrangement – please call 07836 313 769.

Approach to site

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

The passenger boat is not equipped to carry passengers in wheelchairs. Water levels and weather conditions may make access difficult for visitors with limited mobility.

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 at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

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

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Opening times

Seats on the passenger boat are limited, so we recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry.

29 Mar to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.30pm (last outward sailing 3.30pm)

1 to 31 Oct:
Daily, 10am to 4pm (last outward sailing 3.15pm)

1 Nov to 28 Mar:

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