Kisimul Castle

Castles

Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5UZ

    Dating from the 15th century, Kisimul is the only significant surviving medieval castle in the Outer Hebrides.

    Kisimul Castle is the seat of the chief of Clan Macneil, who settled in Barra in the 11th century. Kisimul is known as the ‘Castle in the Sea’ due to its location on a rock in the bay, and can be accessed by taking a five minute boat trip from Castle Bay.

    Kisimul takes the form of a three-storey tower house, and from the battlements you can enjoy stunning views of Castle Bay and the surrounding area.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/hsclosure. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    Summer: 1 April - 30 Sept, Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
    Winter: Closed

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £5.50 per ticket
    Child £3.30 per ticket
    Concessions £4.40 per ticket

    Boat trip included in admission price

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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    • Shop

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Payment Methods

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    • Electron
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    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Wedding Services

    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

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