Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site. Find out more about our conservation work.
- Our staff have been trained in hygiene and physical distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
- Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
- We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
- In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions)
The site has no specific visitor parking. Visitors can use the drop off point at the entrance.
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.
For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide.