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Lochleven Castle (HES)
Lochleven Castle (HES)

Lochleven Castle (HES)

A 16th century tower on an island in Loch Leven. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for almost a year in 1567.

A boat will ferry you to one of Scotland's oldest castles, where Mary Queen of Scots spent a traumatic year. Probably built in the early 1300s, it was visited by Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Independence.During Mary's captivity here, she miscarried twins and was forced to abdicate. You can see the room where she was probably held until her dramatic escape in 1568. Look out for the waterfowl from the ferry.

Contact and Information

Kinross
KY13 8UF
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Due to limited capacity, it is strongly recommended to reserve your visit online to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.15pm (last outward sailing)

1 to 31 Oct:
Daily, 10am to 3.15pm (last outward sailing)

1 Nov to 31 Mar:
Closed

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Toilets Available
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Gift Shop
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Picnic Area

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