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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.


Christmas at the Castle

Dundonald Castle Saturday 15th Dec 10am-2pm

Come and join us for a day full of Christmas crafts and activities! 🎄   Meet Mrs Claus (allocated times will be made for this activity on arrival) Write a Medieval-Style Letter to Santa M [...]


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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