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.
Dundonald Castle & Visitor Centre Saturday 15th April 2017 12pm
We couldn't let Easter slip by, without something special for all the family. On Easter Saturday this year, roll your eggs and join us for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. We'll have Easter activities for ch [...]
Dundonald Castle & Visitor Centre Tuesday 31st October 2017 5pm - 8pm
Dundonald Castle is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween. Our little ghosts and ghouls were treated to a Harry Potter theme last year and enjoyed a game of Quidditch, our Sorting Hat, finding a wa [...]