Historic Scotland

Opening times

Due to limited capacity all visits must be booked in advance to guarantee entry.

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:



Getting there

Lochleven Castle
Pier Road
KY13 8UF

National Grid reference: NO 137 017

Telephone: 01577 862 670

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Lochleven Castle is on an island and is reached by passenger boat from the mainland pier. The crossing takes 10 minutes and the boat holds up to 12 people at a time. All visitors must go to the ticket office on arrival.

The passenger boat can fill up fast in high season/good weather so please call in advance to check timings and availability.

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Tickets and Boat Reservations

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

Buy tickets and book boat

Historic Scotland members, Explorer Pass holders and reciprocal organisation members do not have to buy tickets, but must make a boat reservation. 

Boat reservation only

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