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The site has no specific visitor parking. Visitors can use the drop off point at the entrance.

Visitor centre

The shop has ramped access.


The castle is reached across a wooden bridge with a slight upward slope.

At ground level is a courtyard, which contains a chapel and a residential tower, later converted into a dovecot.

The courtyard has grass and paved surfaces.

Access to the dungeon is down a metal ladder of 10 rungs.

The gatehouse upper level is reached by two sets of stairs, one straight and one spiral staircase. Both may have uneven steps.


Nearest adapted toilet is at the Rothesay ferry terminal, about 200m away.


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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Rothesay Castle, but are not permitted in 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.

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