Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 April to 31 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

1 November to 31 March:




Cross a narrow peninsula to a lonely castle incorporating a rare hall-house of the 1200s.

At first glance, Lochranza Castle looks like a classic Scottish L-plan tower house of the 1500s. But looking closer, we can see that it’s been redeveloped from a much earlier medieval hall-house.

Lochranza Castle is situated on a peninsula extending into beautiful Loch Ranza in the north of Arran.