Lochleven Castle is a late 14th or early 15th century tower where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567.
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site. Find out more about our conservation work
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 https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/check-for-closures/. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.