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Rothesay Castle

Castle with a long and close association with the Stewart Kings of Scotland

Rothesay Castle

Built to an unusual circular plan, Rothesay Castle had a long and close association with the Stewart Kings of Scotland.

Highlights

  • The curtain wall – unique in Scotland in being circular. The four projecting towers were added after the Norwegian siege of 1263.
  • The great hall in the gatehouse – restored in 1900 and now containing displays about the castle and its royal owners.
  • The moat – a good way to view the stone curtain wall – and the ducks.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire
Postcode: PA20 0DA

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Admission prices

All year
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Rothesay Castle

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30 June 2015

Allan Ramsay - Master Draughtsman

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Waterloo Colours

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The Other Mary Exhibition

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Coast

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Archaeology and Birds at Brodgar

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Ring of Brodgar Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Women of Independence

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Fortress for the King

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Arthur's Secrets

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