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Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

Alloa Tower

Large fortified tower boasts lavish interiors where kings and queens once wandered

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Alloa Tower – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.


Please note that there’s no need to book in advance.

Only assistance dogs are allowed in the property.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by email on alloatower@nts.org.uk or telephone 01259 211701.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Parking at the entrance to the tower is possible by prior arrangement.

Accessible toilet
Coach parking

Guided tours for groups of up to 50 people can be arranged but must be booked in advance.

Take time to admire the artworks by Raeburn and Van Dyck, along with precious china and silverware – all from the Erskine family’s private collection.

Climb all the way up to the roof, from where the views of central Scotland are spectacular.

During your visit, you’ll hear tales of curses, ghosts, fortunes and titles lost and regained, and the building’s ruin, rescue and restoration.

Large-print interpretation and a film about the tower and slides of the portraits are available on request.

Car parking is available and is free for members.

Self-guided trail

We have a small shop on the ground floor, selling souvenirs.

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Toilet
  • The ground floor is accessible for wheelchairs but there are stairs to the Great Hall on the first floor and a narrow, steep, spiral staircase with a handrail leads to the upper floors and roof-walk.
  • The shop, toilet and refreshments area are all accessible.

Opening times

Tower

Last entry 1 hour before closing.

1 Jan–29 Apr 2021, closed Current period30 Apr–31 Oct, Fri–Mon, 12.00–16.00 (last entry 15.00) 1 Nov–31 Mar 2022, closed

Entry prices

Adult
£6.50
Family
£16.50
One adult family
£11.50
Concession
£5.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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