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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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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Dundonald Castle & Visitor Centre Friday 28th July at 7pm

On Friday July 28th at 7pm, we are welcoming a wonderful group of travelling actors called the 'Three Inch Fools', who will be treating us to some Shakespeare with a difference - a musical interpretat [...]

Minstrels & Mayhem

Dundonald Castle & Visitor Centre Saturday 22nd July, 5pm-11pm

Dundonald Castle Community Heritage Project welcomes you to a weekend of summer entertainment, beginningwith our licensed 'Minstrels & Mayhem' concert, on Saturday 22nd July in the Castle forecour [...]


Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

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