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The car park is level gravel.

Approach to site

The site is 40m from the car park along a gravel path with a slight upward incline.

Visitor centre

The shop has step-free access.


Routes around the monument are surfaced with gravel or cut grass.

At ground level are the:

  • kitchen
  • north range
  • south range
  • west range

The ground is uneven and archaeological remains protrude from it.

The basement of David’s Tower is reached down an uneven stone staircase, which can be very dark. Access to upper levels is via a historic stone spiral staircase.


There is an adapted toilet in the shop area.


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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Spynie Palace, 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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