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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:
Daily except Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm

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Access

Parking

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

Visitor centre

The shop has ramped access.

Monument

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.

Toilets

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

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 sites.

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