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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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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

tickets for both showings are now SOLD OUT!   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 [...]


Can you Catch the Killer? Murder Mystery Event

Dundonald Castle Sat 22nd June - 7pm-9:30pm

Come and join us for a night of murder mystery in the Castle as we hunt for the killer of the 'Long Lost Laird'. Join a specialised team of 'Ghost Hunters' as we figure out who committed the crime. "D [...]


Bluebell Walk

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre 28th April Noon-2pm

Beautiful guided walk through Dundonald's ancient woodlands to see the best of the bluebells and other spring flowers. Areas of Dundonald Hill have been wooded for thousands of years and the area has [...]


Easter Sunday Service

Dundonald Castle & Visitor Centre 21st April 7am

Join Dundonald Parish Church's minister Lynsey Brennan on the hill at 7am for an early Easter service. Gather in the visitor centre afterward for further service and refreshments      [...]


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

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