Castle Tours

Ardgillan Castle is open all year round offering visitors the opportunity to visit an 18th century country style house.

Our tours are conducted by a fantastic team of volunteer guides who give up their time free to impart their knowledge of the castle and its history. We try to have three guided tours every day – at 11am, 1pm and 3pm but sometimes life gets in the way and our guides may not be available for a myriad of reasons. If there is no volunteer tour guide at the time you visit, don’t panic, we have now introduced a self-guiding tour, where information panels on the walls tell the stories of the family that used to live in the castle, the Taylors.

The Ardgillan Castle tour is approximately one hour long and is an amazing opportunity to experience history at first hand. Many periods of social history are brought to life with the focus firmly on the family who once lived in the castle. Visitors will get the chance to explore the castle and enjoy the same atmosphere that the Taylors experienced from 1738, when the castle was built right up to 1962, when it was eventually sold.

For more information on the Taylor family and Ardgillan Castle please visit the history section of our website.

Castle Tours Times:

Monday – Friday 11am, 1pm & 3pm 

Saturday – Sunday 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 4pm* during peak season.

*From November to February there is no 4pm tour at the weekend. 

Adults €6.50, Students and Seniors €5.00, Family (2 Adults & 2 children under 12) €13.00.

For groups of over 10 people see our Group Tours section.

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