Visiting

Tour Groups

Dunnottar Castle is an intriguing piece of Scotland’s rich heritage that provides a unique and unforgettable experience for your clients, whether they are looking for a photo opportunity or a visit to a piece of genuine Scottish history.

Groups and Tour Operators

Specific arrangements can be made for travel operators and groups. For example, a voucher system can be organised to ensure swift entry to the Castle and ease of payment for large groups. The information below will help you to organise and book your group’s visit.

Our group rate applies to groups of 20 or more visitors (£7 per adult). Contact us for more information on how to book group tickets.

Free of charge entry for one group leader or teacher per 10 people in a group is provided (only applies to Tour Companies or Educational Establishments).

Upon arrival, please arrange for the tour guide to settle the payment at the kiosk before the group enters the grounds. The group leader must ensure that all members of the group are present before tickets are purchased.

Parking

We offer free of charge coach parking spaces for groups who have pre-booked their visit and are paying to enter the Castle.

A fee of £20 per large coach and £10 per small coach will apply to photography or sightseeing groups who wish to use the coach park but are not visiting the Castle.

Toilet facilities at the coach car park are available during the high season. If you are visiting out of the high season and do not plan to enter the Castle, please ensure you make adequate provision for your guests regarding toilet stops on route as unfortunately we are unable to provide toilet facilities during this time.

Refreshments

C&L Catering serves award winning, locally sourced refreshments from the kiosk next to the Castle car park. Refreshments include hot and cold drinks, snacks and hot food.

We are currently in the process of submitting planning permission for a Visitor Centre, which will provide a purpose built café and shop facility and will cater to tour operators and groups. Keep up to date with Visitor Centre progress here.

"There must be very few castles in the world with a location as stunning as that of Dunnottar Castle… Absolutely worth the drive, I would say this is one of the world's must-see castles"

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COVID-19 UPDATES

We are pleased to advise that the Castle is open to the public, with strict covid-19 protocols in place for the safety of both visitors and our team.