Castle opening hours

The castle opens daily at 9.30am. Closing time varies seasonally. Winter and summer hours are detailed below:

Summer Closing Time Last entry
1 Apr - 30 Sept    6pm 5.15pm
Winter Closing Time Last entry
1 Oct - 31 Mar        5pm 4.15pm

Closing times for independent museums vary.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is currently closed (until at least Spring 2020). 

We recommend you allow at least 2 hours to see all the castle highlights and to get the most out of your visit. 

Christmas and New Year

The castle is closed on 25 and 26 December. On 1 January we are open from 11am to 5pm and normal hours from 2 January.

Shop opening hours

Courtyard Shop and Clan & Craft Shop: Summer, daily 9.30am to last entry at 5.40pm (winter, last entry is 4.40pm)

Palace Shop: Summer, daily 10am to last entry at 5.40pm (winter, last entry is at 4.40pm)