Lochleven Castle


Loch Leven, By Kinross, Kinross, KY13 7AR

    Lochleven Castle is a late 14th or early 15th century tower where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567.

    Mary Queen of Scots spent a year at the castle as a prisoner and was forced to abdicate before dramatically escaping.

    Take a boat ride over to the castle and follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce. See the tower, still largely complete, the 16th century Glassin Tower, a charming residential tower and enjoy the quiet island setting.

    Visitors can enjoy the fragrance from the large beds of pink purslane in the south and east wooded walks from April to July.

    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.

    3 Castle
    Mobility difficulties Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Open April-Oct, daily 10.00am to last outward sailing at 4.15pm.
    October last outward sailing 3.15pm.
    Contact site for sailing times, or to book boat.

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

    Boat trip to island included in admission price.

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


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    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
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    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
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    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Parking


    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area


    • Island Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

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