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 recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.
The main car park is level tarmac.
There is a smaller, gravel car park next to the visitor centre.
Approach to site
The site entrance is 80m from the main car park along a level gravel path.
The shop has step-free access. It is exited via four steps or a short ramp.
The castle is 75m from the visitor centre up a gravel path.
The ground floor is gravel and stone surfaced. There are numerous steps and the floor is generally uneven.
On the ground floor are the:
- wine cellar
The first floor, which includes the hall and gallery, is up a historic stone staircase of 14 steps.
Access to the viewing point on the battlements is via a stone spiral staircase of 19 steps.
The west and east pleasances (pleasure grounds) are surfaced in grass.
There is an adapted toilet in the shop.
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Tolquhon Castle, 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.