Welcome to Dundonald Castle

Situated in rural Ayrshire, against a spectacular coastal backdrop, Dundonald Castle is a monument which stands as testimony, not only to the origins of the Royal Stewart dynasty, but also to the development of the nation of Scotland itself.

Having lapsed into obscurity from the 16th Century onwards, Dundonald Castle has experienced something of a renaissance, transformed from a forgotten and neglected ruin into one of Ayrshire’s must see visitor attractions.

The Friends of Dundonald Castle seek to promote awareness and interpret the history of the site by providing; guides who can conduct visitors around the castle, an exhibition space with highly detailed models recreating the evolution of the castle hill and by the production of a new guidebook relating the castles development and history.

But it’s more than a visitor attraction. With weddings, musical events and even serving as a film venue, Dundonald Castle is increasingly a living castle, contributing not only as a stopping point for visitors but also as a focus for the local community.

 Events 2015

 Friday 11th September at 7PM – Whisky Tasting in The Castle

Join us for an evening of Six Scotch Whiskies with an expert taster.

This will be the second time a Whisky Tasting Event takes place in the Castle. Last years tasting was extremely successful with many people wishing they could have attended. We will be helping to raise funds for the Friends of Dundonald Castle while enjoying six outstanding single malt whiskies.

Our tasting experts will take you through these wonderful whiskies, explaining the differences in taste as we go along. They will also go into the variations in production methods and the effect that they have on the finished article.

This event is ideal for both the interested novice as well as the seasoned whisky fan.

Tickets for the event are available at the Visitor Centre for £26 per person or you can book on line at http://www.glasgowmaltwhiskycompany.com/events/


Sunday 6th September to Sunday 13th – Wedding Open Week at The Castle

Wedding Open Day





Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 10am-5pm
The Castle is closed during the winter months.

Admission Prices

Adult £4.50
Family £12.00
Adult Conc. £3.60
Children up to 16 years £2.70

Video Tour


Free Entry

Members of Historic Scotland
Friends of Dundonald Castle
Children under 5
Historic Scotland Explorer passes
English Heritage * CADW Members *
Manx National Heritage *