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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

1 November to 31 March:

Check here for unexpected closures



There is a large, level tarmac car park.

Approach to site

The site entrance is 42m from the car park along a level gravel drive and stone-paved path.

Visitor centre

Both visitor centre and shop have step-free access.


The ground floor of the castle has level access.

On the ground floor are the:

  • kitchen
  • wine cellar
  • bakehouse

The first and second levels include the:

  • great hall
  • gatehouse
  • gallery

Upper levels of the castle are reached by a stone staircase (with handrail). Steps may be uneven.

In the keep, a spiral staircase of 63 steps leads to the wallhead.

Light levels are low in many areas.


Nearest adapted toilet is at:

Premier Inn Greenock
James Watt Way
PA15 2AJ

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our access guide to find out about accessibility at more than 80 of our properties.

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