Accessibility guide

Entrance via Chapel gate

Please note that the chapel entrance of the castle is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility due to the many steps and the steep incline. If you have limited mobility, it is recommended that you use our main entrance located further west towards Kincardine bridge. Please note that the main entrance has limited parking facilities in close proximity to the castle.

Entrance via main gate


Dogs are allowed  throughout the estate and must be kept on a leash and under close control as some areas of the estate are home to deer, foxes, and nesting birds. Assistance dogs are allowed within the castle. 
Water bowls, dog waste bags and bins are located within the castle grounds.


The estate features two toilets, both located within the Orangery tearoom. The first toilet, which includes baby changing facilities, can be found on the ground floor. The second toilet is situated on the first floor, and can be accessed via a spiral staircase.

Orangery tearoom

To access the tearoom, you need to go through the castle courtyard, which is a short walk away from the main carpark. There are two routes you can take to reach the courtyard. The first is a smooth driveway with a slight incline, while the second is a flight of natural stone steps. The courtyard itself is a level gravel area with outdoor seating. The main entrance to the Orangery tearoom has four steps. However, if you prefer to avoid the steps, an alternative entrance is available on request from the front door of the castle.

Getting around the estate

The courtyard leading to the bastion garden is covered with gravel, making it easily accessible. Similarly, the Italian terrace is also covered with gravel and has two steps leading up to it. The wildlife meadow can be accessed from the Italian terrace via a small step. The pathway around the meadow is made of grass, and during prolonged wet weather, it may become wet and boggy. The Redwood drive is covered with grass and has a slight incline to access, but once there, it is relatively level. However, the woodland walk has an uneven path made of woodchip, which may be difficult for people with mobility issues or wheelchair users. The chapel can be accessed from the Italian terrace, but it requires descending a steep flight of steps leading to a resin path that is also quite steep. Once at the chapel, there is a set of five steps to enter, which may be challenging for people with mobility issues.


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