Kinnaird Head Castle and Lighthouse

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In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice.

 

Explore a fine castle turned lighthouse. Built for the Fraser family in the 1500s, Kinnaird Head was altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

What to see and do

  • Enjoy a good climb to the top of Stevenson’s spiral staircase
  • Stand beside the lantern and stare out at the rocky coastline and stormy North Sea over which it served as a beacon
  • Look into the silvered copper parabolic bowls of the lantern, once lit by burning oil from the head of the sperm whale
  • Take a short walk to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses to discover the secrets of Scotland’s lighthouses

Your admission ticket gives you access to 3 great attractions on one site: The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird Head Castle and a guided tour of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse.

Refuel at the Tea Room at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses where you’ll find stunning sea views to accompany your food and drink.

Refuel at the Tea Room at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses where you’ll find stunning sea views to accompany your food and drink.

 

 

 

  • Opening Times
    In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice.

  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
  • Opening Times
    View the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses listing for café opening times.

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