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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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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  ours.


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 [...]


Night Before Christmas Campaign

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre 1st - 29th November 2018

  Help us to restore the magic of Christmas by supporting children living in poverty. Today in Scotland, 1 in 4 children are living in poverty. Potentially 230,000 children will go without Christ [...]


Book Week Scotland Event

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre Sat 24th and Sun 25th Nov 1-3pm

Join us in the Visitor Centre on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th December to celebrate Book Week Scotland. Join us between 1pm and 3pm on either day as we support the Scottish Book Trust and Book Week S [...]


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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