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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.


History Walking Tour

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre Saturday 15th June from 11.30am

Walking Tour of Dundonald Castle and Woods. Join us for a guided walk through the castle grounds and surrounding woodlands, exploring its history. Then head back to the Visitor Centre for lunch of sou [...]


Movies at the Castle

Dundonald Castle Saturday 18th May

Come and join us for Movies in the Castle! Get comfy in front of the big screen and enjoy one of our two movies. Chairs will be available but you can bring your own if you wish. 6PM - DISNEY'S "BRAVE" [...]


Earth Hour Event

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre Saturday 30th March

#CONNECT2EARTH “For Earth Hour in 2019, we are uniting people around the world to speak up why nature matters and continue to raise awareness of the interconnectivity of climate change with the benefi [...]


Swish Party Fundraiser for FODC

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre Friday 15th March from 7pm

***Please Note This Event is Age 18+*** Join the global swishing phenomena. Come and enjoy a fun evening of clothes swapping. This event will take place in the Visitor Centre. Bring up to 7 items of g [...]


Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm - Last Entry to Castle 3:30pm

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