War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland’s most unexplored and fascinating treasures.
Home to Scots King Robert II, grandson of Robert the Bruce; it’s where the formidable Stewart dynasty was born. The 14th century Castle, its ancient hilltop and surrounding woodland hold their secrets and those of the powerful Cochrane family, favourites of King Charles I.
Experience impressive barrel-vaulted ceilings, enjoy spectacular coastal views and join the Castle Team for stories and rare finds from the site’s 2000-year-old past. The Castle’s rich history is illustrated for all ages, through initiatives in Education, Archaeology, Events and Exhibitions.
Dundonald Castle’s legacy is just beginning. It’s a vibrant ‘living’ monument and holds a special place in the heart of its village. The busy Visitor Centre and welcoming café are the focal point for the famous Dundonald Highland Games and a unique place for local residents and their children to make memories for years to come.
Dundonald Castle Thursday 27th September, Thursday 25th October
Join our guide on a spooky tour of the castle in the evening, hear of real ghostly experiences and regular other worldly occurrences. Our guides have experienced many activities over the years, with n [...]VIEW MORE
Dundonald Castle 6.30pm and 8.30pm
Join our paranormal investigator on a ghost hunt at the castle. The first session is for families with no lower age limit, the second session is for adults age 18 years and over only. Learn about tech [...]VIEW MORE
Join us for one of four films at the castle. The early showing at 6pm Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark, which is a PG, and for the older audience The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8.30pm. [...]VIEW MORE
Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre 7th October 2pm
Join us and Historic Environment Scotland Archaeologist Adrian Cox to hear all about the results of our excavations carried out during August. Meet in the Visitor Centre for an initial discussion and [...]VIEW MORE