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Opening times

Due to peregrine falcons nesting, the top floor of the castle is closed.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.30pm (last sailing)

1 to 31 Oct:
Daily, 10am to 3.30pm (last sailing)

1 Nov to 31 Mar:
Closed

Facilities

 

Access

Parking

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.

Monument

Access to the upper levels of the castle is via open tread and narrow spiral staircases all with handrails.

Grounds

Pathways and surfaces on the island are mainly grass. These rise and fall across different areas of the monument site.

Toilets

The island has no toilets.

The nearest public toilets are by the car park, and include an adapted toilet.

Dogs

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 Threave Castle. 

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