Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site. Find out more about our conservation work.
The level gravel car park has no accessible bays marked.
Approach to site
Visitors must take a small boat to reach the island on which Threave Castle stands. Visitors must be able to climb the steps into and out of the boat.
The jetty is about 1.2km from the car park along a mostly level gravel path. The eight wooden gates along the path each have ‘easy latch’ opening systems. The jetty is then reached down six concrete steps.
Access to the upper levels of the castle is via open tread and narrow spiral staircases all with handrails.
Pathways and surfaces on the island are mainly grass. These rise and fall across different areas of the monument site.
The island has no toilets.
The nearest public toilets are by the car park, and include an adapted toilet.
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 at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.
Visitors' dogs are not permitted at Threave Castle.