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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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‘Dig It at Dundonald’

Dundonald Castle & Visitor Centre Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April 2017 10am-4pm

Come and launch our Summer Season and 2017's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology at Dundonald Castle, with our 'Dig It at Dundonald' Spring Picnic. We'll have lots for the whole family to enjoy [...]

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Dundonald Castle & Visitor Centre Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017 12pm

We couldn't let Easter slip by, without something special for all the family. On Easter Saturday and Sunday this year, roll your eggs and join us for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. We'll have Easter activi [...]


Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

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For enquiries call +44 (0)1563 851489

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