Rothesay Castle

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Rothesay Castle
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Looking for: Historical, Heritage
Address: Castlehill Street
Rothesay
Isle of Bute
Postcode: PA20 0DA
Telephone: +44 (0)1700 502 691
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Built to an unusual circular plan, Rothesay Castle had a long and close association with the Stewart Kings of Scotland.
Location
In Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Ferry from Wemyss Bay on the A78.

Region - Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire.
Grid reference NS 088645
Post code PA20 0DA.

Cycle Routes - Site on the National Cycle Network  

Getting to the Castle
There is only one ferry provider to Rothesay Castle, Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac). Trains run from Glasgow Central Station to Wemyss Bay connecting with a Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. The Castle is a few minutes walk from the Ferry Terminal. Visit the Calmac website www.calmac.co.uk  for details on the ferry service.

Contact
Tel 01700 502691

Opening times
Summer (1 April - 30 September), Monday to Sunday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Winter (1 October - 31 March), Saturday to Wednesday (closed Thursday and Friday), 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

2007 Admission prices
Adult £4.00  Child £2.00  Concessions £3.00

Accessibility
STB Category 2 - Wheelchair access is available to the entrance passageway of the 16th century forework with display boards, the courtyard and external grounds.

The Great Hall, castle model and dungeons are not accessible to people with physical disabilities due to a steep stair.

Parking is available in Guildford Square, about 90 metres away. Visitors with disabilities can be set down at the property.
Toilets and shop: STB Category 3.