Rothesay Castle

  • Castlehill Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0DA

  • 01700 504 827
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Important notice

The castle will be closed until Saturday 22 June for essential repairs to the bridge. 



Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.


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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Opening times

4 to 28 Mar:
Daily except Thu & Fri, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

29 Mar to 30 Sept:
Daily 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm

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