Crichton Castle

Castles

Crichton, Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37 5XA

    A large and sophisticated castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework in an Italian style added, following a visit to Italy, by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591.

    Mary Queen of Scots attended a wedding here. This has a facade of faceted stonework in an Italian Renaissance style.

    The courtyard is fully accessible. Access to areas leading from there depends on the visitor's mobility as each room and cellar has up to three steps leading to it. The south and north upper floors are not accessible for visitors with a physical disability. Carved stonework around fireplaces and doorways offers a hands-on experience.

    Parking is 550 metres away. In dry weather visitors with disabilities can be set down at the castle, but in wet weather the road is liable to flooding.

    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.

    Gradings
    4 Castle
    Awards
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

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

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concession £3.60 per ticket

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

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Parking

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome

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