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)