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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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Catch the Killer – Harry Potter Themed (Murder Mystery)

Dundonald Castle Saturday 8th September from 7.30pm

Due to our first event in July selling out so quickly, we have added a second date!   Come along and join us for a night of fun and mystery. Have you ever fancied trying your hand at a Murder Mys [...]


Exavation Open Days

Dundonald Castle Saturday 25th and Sunday August 26th 12pm-4pm

Friends of Dundonald Castle SCIO (FODC) are excited to announce that in the last two weeks of August this year there will be archaeological excavations being carried out on site. FODC have a unique pa [...]


High Stewards of Scotland

Sunday 19th August 12-4pm

Come and explore the castle that has its roots firmly in the Stewart Royal Dynasty and find out more about this powerful family. Tickets are included in the Dundonald Castle admission price, available [...]


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

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For enquiries call +44 (0)1563 851489

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