Historic Scotland
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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

1 November to 31 March:

Check here for unexpected closures



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

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our Access guide to find out more about accessibility at more than 80 of our properties.

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