Committed to providing an accessible attraction, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens strives to ensure that visitors with disabilities can enjoy as much of the MacLeod Estate as possible.
We warmly welcome visitors with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. We recognise that some areas of the MacLeod Estate may present difficulties for people with disabilities. We are continually reviewing our procedures to make access improvements wherever possible to ensure that all our visitors have a safe and enjoyable day out.
WHEELCHAIR & LIMITED MOBILITY
Full access to the castle gardens and main entrance. The castle’s ground floor and gun court are accessible with assistance (6 steps) and more limited access to the 1st floor (12 steps). Access to the 1st floor is not encouraged but may be possible depending on the nature of the visitors’ disability and visitor numbers at any given time. When a visitor is unable to access the castle, an armchair visit can be provided by one of the castle guides who will arrange to screen the castle video on a portable electronic device.
Visitors should be encouraged to self-identify on entry. A Hearing Aid induction loop is available in the video room. Information cards in various languages are available in all the state rooms.
Visitors should be encouraged to self-identify on entry. Braille information is currently unavailable.
INFANTS & SMALL CHILDREN
There is a special castle and garden tour for children. Please ask a member of staff about the family workshops and activities during the school holidays.
Please note that for safety reasons pushchairs are not permitted inside the castle. They must be left and reclaimed at the main entrance. Parents carrying infants should take extra care when entering the Dungeon and Medieval Kitchen due to low ceiling heights.
Baby changing facilities are available in the carpark and cafe. All children under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
PETS – DOGS
Assistance dogs are permitted in all public areas of the castle. Dogs are permitted in the castle gardens but must be kept on a lead at all times. Dog owners must ensure they clean up after their dog. A drinking bowl is located outside the MacLeod Tables Cafe in the carpark.