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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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Spooky Tours 27th September & 25th October 7.30pm-9pm

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 [...]


Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation Saturday 20th October 2018

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 [...]


Halloween 31st October 2018

Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre 6pm - 9pm

  Join us for fun and games on Halloween with prizes to be had!


Knit ‘N’ Knatter

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre Every Monday from 5th November onwards 1pm-3pm

  Starting with a bang, our new knitting club on 5th November (previously advertised as 15th November) from 1pm, join us as a beginner, advanced or otherwise, bring a project our or be part of  o [...]


St Andrew’s Day 30th November 2018

Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre 7pm

Our evening St Andrew's Day celebration will include a lantern procession to the castle; please bring your own solar/battery powered lantern. On arrival you will be entertained by our storyteller as p [...]


Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30am to 5:30pm - Last Entry to Castle 5pm

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