Rothesay Castle

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

  • 01700 504 827
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Survey a fortress linked to high stewards turned royal dynasty. A circular sandstone wall encloses this mighty castle, famous for its long and close association with the Stewart kings of Scotland.

What to see and do

  • See Scotland’s only circular curtain wall – the four projecting towers were added after the Norse siege of 1263
  • Step inside the great hall in the gatehouse, restored in 1900, to see displays about the castle and its royal owners
  • Walk around the moat to view the stone curtain wall in all its glory – and the resident ducks
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle.

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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