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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.

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Earth Hour 2018

Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre Saturday 24th March

To celebrate Earth Hour this year, Friends of Dundonald Castle, Friends of Fullarton and Friends of Troon Beaches are teaming up to clean up and share knowledge about how we can all help to save our p [...]


Easter Event – Egg Hunt

Dundonald Castle Sat 31st March and Sun 1st April - 11am-3pm

Our Easter Event this year will be an amazing Easter Egg Hunt! Our mischievous little Easter Bunny has hidden chocolate eggs in 10 different locations around the castle! Come along on Easter Weekend a [...]


Mothers’ Day Afternoon Teas

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre Sunday 11th March 1pm and 3pm

Have you thought of how you’re going to treat that special lady in your life on Mothers’ Day yet? How about an Afternoon Tea here at the Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre Café. Prices are £12pp and [...]


Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10.00am to 4.00pm - Last Entry to Castle 3.30pm

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For enquiries call +44 (0)1563 851489

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