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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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Troon Locality Decides on Saturday 16th September

Troon Walker Hall, South Beach, Troon, KA10 6EF Saturday 16th September 10am-12pm

We would be extremely grateful if you could come along and help support us for the Troon and Villages Decision Day this Saturday. We will be bidding for funds to help us develop our visitor centre as [...]


HES Heritage Awareness Day

Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre Friday 6th October from 12:00-16:00

Historic Environment Scotland are hosting their very first Heritage Awareness Day which will take place on Friday 6th October 2017. We have came up with a great way for you to get involved and learn a [...]


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