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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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All reviews business park flora macdonald an industrial estate historic scotland information boards bonnie prince charlie high walls worth a visit lovely grounds explorer pass interesting history car park small exhibition short visit small shop gift shop lovely walk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle has a fascinating history. It has clearly had some work done to present it as a museum. Although it’s small, there is plenty to explore. The written information did tell us about the previous families that had lived there, however, I think an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anne L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a trip to this beautiful castle and I must say that it was worth the drive. Information available about the castle and its area. It is a beautiful building with so much history in and about the area. Wrap up warm if going during...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KirstyI27
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Still standing after many centuries... Visited on a bright November day. Parking easy opposite the quay and a short walk up to the Castle and grounds. We were visiting as our friends being MacDougalls, wanted to visit the castle with the MacDougall history. The castle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulesJ388
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Nothing to see, waste of money, hardly anything going on inside. Just a bare area with some fallen down bricks.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sairamac
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Well worth a visit. The scenery is breathtaking from atop the ramparts. There are still some original features looking up from the kitchen area. The first floor fireplace has a lovely carved back plate. There are plenty of information notices giving historical events to give...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan G
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Beautiful castle and chapel in beautiful grounds. View all around outstanding- you can see why it was built originally. Car park free. Shop good at beginning- not very clear where you need to pay to get in- needs to be more obvious as was in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joannaA5689221
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Worth a visit if you love a castle. Besides the history, it also has the bonus of beautiful scenery, a bay nearby, and an atmospheric chapel ruin in the nearby woods. Loved being up on the battlements taking in the views and historical information boards....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ekeliloves
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The walk from the car park is beautiful - there is a marina to the right and lovely grounds to the left. The castle is well documented on the information boards around the site. The access to the castle ruin is not bad. I really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

During our stay in Oban we did a short visit to this Castle, which was nearly closed, since we were late. Pity we could not visit inside, certainly reading the history on the shiled outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ed M
Reviewed 22 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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8 September 2017|
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Response from Suzie_G07 | Reviewed this property |
Access within the castle limited, but grounds fine