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Access

Special arrangements are currently in place at Spynie Palace, to comply with Scottish Government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Safety measures

  • Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social 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)

Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, 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 offer free entry for carers accompanying visitors with disabilities. To book a free carer ticket, please email ticketing@hes.scot and quote your order number.

Parking

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.

Monument

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.

Toilets

There is an adapted toilet in the shop area.

Dogs

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.

Access Guide

For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

Historic Scotland

Opening times

The palace is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Sun & Mon, 10am to 4pm

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