There is no parking on site, but visitors can be dropped off at the castle.
On-street parking may be available nearby. The nearest car park is at the Bruce Embankment.
Access to the visitor centre is down five steps with handrails to either side or a ramp without handrails. Inside, the centre is on the level.
A multi-sensory exhibition in the visitor centre includes audio-visual presentations and dioramas.
Approach to site
The castle is 50m from the visitor centre, over grass reinforced with narrow strips of concrete.
Entry to the castle is over a wooden bridge. Inside is a grass courtyard, from which much of the castle can be seen.
The first and second floors of the south range are reached via stone spiral staircases with single handrails.
The sea and kitchen towers are up straight stone staircases with single handrails.
Entry to the mine and countermine is down very uneven rock steps. The passage is very low and narrow.
These are mainly grass and suitable for wheelchairs.
An adapted toilet is next to the exhibition, in the visitor centre.
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.
Visitors' dogs are not permitted at St Andrews Castle.
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