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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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Catch the Killer – Harry Potter Themed (Murder Mystery)

Saturday 21st July from 7:30pm

    Come along and join us for a night of fun and mystery.   Have you ever fancied trying your hand at a Murder Mystery? Then this Harry Potter themed Catch the Killer night is great fo [...]


Three Inch Fools – Shakespeare’s A Mid Summer Night’s Dream

Saturday 28th July from 6pm

The Three Inch Fools present A Midsummer Night’s Dream Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - a comic tale of runaw [...]


Minstrels & Mayhem 2018

Dundonald Castle Saturday 4th August from 5pm

Come along and join us as we kick off Games' Week here in Dundonald with a fantastic music event! With live music, food, stalls and a licensed bar, this is going to be an amazing family-friendly event [...]


Catch the Killer – Harry Potter Themed (Murder Mystery)

Dundonald Castle Saturday 8th September from 7.30pm

Due to our first event in July selling out so quickly, we have added a second date!   Come along and join us for a night of fun and mystery. Have you ever fancied trying your hand at a Murder Mys [...]


Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30am to 5:30pm - Last Entry to Castle 5pm

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