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DUNDONALD CASTLE

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth by the Three Inch Fools

Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre 26th July 6pm - 10.30pm

  Returning to Dundonald Castle for a third year, the Three Inch Fools will be presenting Macbeth this summer! £36 Family (2 Adults 3 Kids) £14 Adult £8 Under 18's FREE Under 10's Picnics from 6p [...]

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Family Picnic on the Hill 28th July

Dundonald Castle 11am till 2pm

An impressive spot for a picnic   Bring your blanket and a picnic or stock up on freshly made sandwiches and salads, children's snack boxes and treats at our visitor centre, then settle on the hi [...]

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Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9.30am to 5.30pm - Last Entry to Castle 5.00pm

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For enquiries call +44 (0)1563 851489

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