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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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Local Scout Carol Service at Dundonald Castle

Dundonald Castle Friday 8th December from 6pm

  Come along and join us as we celebrate the upcoming festive season with our local Scout Group, who will be performing a carol service. The event will start from around 6pm and will be [...]


Kids’ Christmas Craft Weekend at Dundonald Castle

Dundonald Castle Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 12pm-3pm

Just in time for Christmas, we will be hosting a craft weekend for all ages to come and make some festive goodies! We will have 6 activities for the kids to take part in which include: Card-making Tri [...]


Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10.00am to 4.00pm - Last Entry to Castle 3.30pm

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