Find the answers to questions about opening times, parking, how to plan your visit and much more related to your visit to the Mull of Galloway. If you have any other questions please send us an email or call us/text us on 07442 115883
Baby changing facilities: There are baby changing facilities in the disabled toilets at the RSPB visitor centre and in the toilets at Gallie Craig coffee house.
Coffee house: For opening times please contact Gallie Craig coffee house.
Community Trust: The Mull of Galloway Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity Number: SC043557. The Trust owns the three Lighthouse Keepers’ Holiday Cottages, RSPB Visitor Centre, 30 acres of heathland and the Foghorn.
Disabled Access: We have a ramp for wheelchair access into the Exhibition, please ask the staff member on duty. There is a wheelchair accessible viewing platform to the right as you arrive in the Lighthouse compound. This viewing platform has a view of the cliffs and the foghorn below. There is a disabled toilet at Gallie Craig coffee house and another at the RSPB visitor centre.
Disabled Parking: There are two disabled parking spaces at Gallie Craig for customers of the coffee house. There is additional disabled parking in the main car park, at the Lighthouse and at the RSPB visitor centre.
Discover Lighthouses of the Rhins Tours: Explore the Rhins coast by boat or by E-Bike. Click here for more details.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome at the Mull of Galloway under close supervision and on a lead. Dogs are welcome in the Exhibition, RSPB visitor centre and there is outdoor seating at Gallie Craig coffee house for dogs and their owners. Dogs are not permitted in the Lighthouse. Please use the bin in the main car park to dispose of poo bags.
Drinking water: Refill your drinking bottles at the Mull of Galloway with our tap water. Join us to reduce single use plastic water bottles and to raise awareness of plastic waste. You can use our outdoor water taps at the Exhibition, Gallie Craig and at the RSPB Dumfries and Galloway visitor centre.
Driving here: From the A75 and Stranraer head south on the A716 following the signs for Drummore and Mull of Galloway. The Mull of Galloway is approximately 27 miles (43km) from Stranraer and 5 miles (8km) south of the village of Drummore. Post code DG9 9HP.
Please note that the only fuel stations in the Rhins of Galloway are in Stranraer so please ensure you fill your car up before driving to the Mull of Galloway. There are supermarkets in Stranraer and a general store/post office in Drummore.
Drones: The Northern Lighthouse Board which is responsible for the operation of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse – and indeed all lighthouses in Scotland and the Isle of Man – has advised that they do not wish drones within a 50 meter area of any of their lighthouses. The Mull of Galloway Trust and RSPB are also placing a ban on drones flying over the Reserve at the Mull of Galloway to protect the privacy of guests in the holiday cottages and to protect the many birds and animals which call the Mull of Galloway their home. Nature reserves and protected sites such as the Mull which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are not appropriate places for drone use. Please also be aware that it is against the law to disturb certain birds, such as peregrines, which occur at the Mull of Galloway. If anyone has a specific reason to fly a drone over the Reserve and wishes to seek permission then they are requested to contact the Mull of Galloway Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org or the RSPB at email@example.com
Foghorn: There will be regular blasts during the season and the dates will be confirmed.
Group bookings and coach parties: Groups are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
Holiday at the Mull of Galloway: Three former Lighthouse Keepers Cottages are available at the lighthouse for holidays and short breaks. Telephone 01776 980090 to book your Lighthouse Holiday Cottage or contact us via our website www.lighthouseholidaycottages.co.uk
Lighthouse Health and Safety: Please note the tower tour is not suitable for anyone suffering from heart, breathing or balance difficulties and that any person under 1m in height will not be allowed access, this includes carried children/babies/dogs. Visitors must wear sensible footwear to climb the tower. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There is a limit of 10 people at any time at the top of the Tower. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Access is by guided tour only.
Mobile Reception: A 4G signal is possible on certain networks.
Opening times: We will reopen the Lighthouse and Exhibition on Saturday 25 March 2023 through to and including Sunday 29th October 2023. Daily times are 11am to 5pm with the last trip up the Tower at 4.30pm (please note that the Tower is not open every day).
The Exhibition will still be open every day during these dates.
The Tower and Quarterdecks will be open at weekends, bank holidays, school breaks and every day in July and August.
At busy periods and when there are large numbers waiting to go up the Tower, we may have to bring in tour times/advance ticket sales and these are likely to be every 30 minutes with 20 minutes visit to the top of the Tower.
Parking: Parking is free at the Mull of Galloway.
Public transport: Bus to Drummore, 5 miles (8 km) from the Mull of Galloway. The Mull of Galloway Trail provides a walking route to the reserve from Drummore.
RSPB visitor centre: For opening times please contact RSPB Dumfries and Galloway.
School visits: School visits are welcome and can be booked by emailing email@example.com
Toilets: There is a public toilet at the RSPB Visitor Centre and toilets at Gallie Craig for customers of the coffee house.
Weather: Please note that in severe weather conditions the Lighthouse and Exhibition may close for safety reasons. Visitors are recommended to take extra care outside, especially on the clifftops when exposed to weather conditions such as strong wind and heavy rain.
Weddings: The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse offers weddings just for the two of you or for an intimate gathering of 25 guests or less at our unique site at Scotland’s most Southerly Point. For a no obligation chat or to arrange a visit please contact us by email or by telephone on 01776 980090.