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. 

Dogs

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.

Toilets

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,  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.

Guided tours

Steeped in history and surrounded by one of Fife's most beautful private gardens, Dunimarle Castle and Chapel Guided Tour takes you on a indepth journey through the many restored rooms to give you a glimpse of the life of Magdelene Erskine and her famous collection of antiques and objet d'art from 1835 to 1872, which is now on display at Duff House, Banff. The tour takes around 90 minutes and also includes free access to the rest of the garden, where you may wish to visit the edible wall, nature walk, wildlife meadow and the lawned bastion. There are some hilly parts to the tour, so please wear sensible footware and get in touch with us directly if you have any mobility requirements. There is limited onsite parking, but there is plenty of parking facilities available in the village of Culross at the East or West car parks. From there please take the short costal walk along the river to the chapel gates, where you will see our signs. Under 16`s go free. 

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Fife
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Dunimarle Castle, Balgownie West, Culross
Fife KY12 8JN, GB

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