Our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

We are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. We look forward to welcoming you back when we can in the future.

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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). More details about their heritage Lottery Funded project can be found on their website.

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)