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Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel

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Visit the mighty stronghold of the ‘Kings of the Isles’ where Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald was believed to have been held in prisoner. On an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban stands the remains of one of the oldest stone...more
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Lochavulin Drive, Oban PA37 1QA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely castle and a great place to visit in a really lovely setting. There are info boards and the museum bit gives lots of interesting information. It a lovely place to while away an hour or so, especially in a nice day.

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While this is only a small castle ruin it is really interesting and very well presented. The background story and the booklet provide a great insight into the history of the castle. The “ruins” are in sufficiently good condition that you can get a good...More

Thank FC021956
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can’t get the full measure of Scotland from any one historical site. Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel gives you a small piece of the puzzle that forms Scotland’s rich tapestry. Special thanks to the friendly and helpful staff, Angela in particular, who not only gave...More

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all the welcome was very helpful and nice (even thought the weather was very ... Scottish). The walk around the ruins was a nice moment with enough explanation just tonguve the highlights without saturation. After the visit of castle, a little path walks...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful ruins of great castle. Well worth visiting even on the rainy day. Good value for money. Recommend

Thank Maciej D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really was a very humbling experience for us. If you like your history, are a romantic and traditionalist at heart, you simply must stop here a while. To stand and look out to sea as the inhabitants did many centuries ago, keeping an eye...More

Thank Ajeji
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As Dunstaffnage comes under the care of Historic Scotland, it has all the expected information boards that outline the history of the castle and give a picture of what it once looked like. Thereafter, it is simply a matter of wandering round the ruins and...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We visited on a drizzly day - some of the castle had indoor shelter but most was exposed to the elements - so come prepared. An introductory display explained the context and the link to Bonnie Prince Charlie (Flora MacDonald was imprisoned here) and we...More

Thank MikeHarley0305
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This is your classic ruined castle, beautiful in its own way, with some great stories attached to it. You should take the time to explore the woods and foreshore around it.

Thank Paul-Appleton
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The castle is mostly in ruins yet the building is impressive and transports you to Medieval times. The information boards are helpful. There is a nice small shop with some Celtic crafts. The best part is the view - the bay with its boats and...More

Thank Arielle L
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Access within the castle limited, but grounds fine
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