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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
+44 1631 570550
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Dunolie Castle

Dunolie Castle is an excellent place to visit. The views when you get to the castle are stunning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert E
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Ayr, United Kingdom
stunning

We went for a sunday walk and ended up coming across the castle, we were informed it was the last... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
turnerfamily6
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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Come and discover the fascinating heritage of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, Seat of the Clan MacDougall for more than 1000 years. - 1745 House Museum: Old Lairds House Exhibition which features 'Mirror of History Exhibition', part of the Hope MacDougall Collection - Castle Ruin: Take in stunning views towards Kerrera and beyond - Enchanting Gardens: Come along the woodland trail and explore the Faerie Garden, Willow Hall and World of Trees. - Weaving Cottage: You may find some volunteer weavers at work - Kettle Cafe: Enjoy some delicious home baking, snacks and refreshments - Old Drapers Gift Shop: Browse a selection of gifts exclusive to Dunollie Mon - Sat: Castle Tours at 11 am or 2 pm Sun: Piping at the Castle 3 pm Children's activities and special events all year round. Please check the website for more details.
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  • Average16%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunolie Castle is an excellent place to visit. The views when you get to the castle are stunning. Well worth the short climb to the castle. The cafe was also pretty good. We had cheese toasties which were excellent. If you have a spare morning...More

Thank Robert E
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Robert E, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, it is wonderful to hear you enjoy your spent her with us. We are now closed for 2017, however we will re-open to visitors in April 2018. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a sunday walk and ended up coming across the castle, we were informed it was the last day of the season so decided to pop in and have a look around. There is a lovely little woodland walk leading up to the...More

Thank turnerfamily6
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear turnerfamily6, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time spent exploring the ancient site and learning about the fascinating history of the Clan. We do hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grate visit for all ages on a sunny some great views for the top can get bit windy so hold on to your hats

Thank den310
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear den310, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here by chance. Quite wet the day we visited, paths a bit muddy in places but otherwise ok. The path from the museum to the castle ruin is short but fairly steep. The museum in the 1745 house was great and the guide chatty...More

Thank Thomas O
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Thomas O, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you were able to chat to one of our guides while exploring the 1745 House Museum and were able to stop for...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Dunollie Museum a week ago. Interesting Museum gives good examples about life as it was years back, plus the connection in ancient times with Dun Add in Kilmartin. Nice little cafe for "a cuppa and a bake". Very tranquil and serene.More

Thank dwgibbs
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear dwgibbs, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is fantastic you were able to explore the connect with Kilmartin too. Great you were also able to stop at the Kettle Garden Café for some delicious...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing views and lovely people. I was fortunate enough to have a tour of the castle with Robin McDougall, son of the 31st Chieftain of the Clan. Everyone was so friendly and happy to chat.More

Thank LauraEllis415
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear LauraEllis415, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie, it is lovely to hear you were able to meet Robin on your visit. I will pass your kind regards onto the staff team. We look forward...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

We have friends who are MacDougalls, so decided to visit this the MacDougall ancestral home here in Oban. We arrived with only half an hour until closing time, but this proved to be enough to see everything. They house does not really show much of...More

Thank Art H
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Art H, Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie. It is a shame you arrived at the end of the day, as our tours at 11 am and 2 pm provide a great insight into the ancient...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I spent many hours here. Especially at the castle overlooking the sea. It is wellthought out and I enjoyed walking around this calm oasis. The £4.50 sandwich was too overpriced for what you got and this is my only complaint.More

Thank Makarska75
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Makarska75, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed exploring the atmospheric grounds. I will pass on your comments to the staff team. We hope you enjoyed the rest...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

I think this house is a bit of a work in progress, they had some interesting stuff which we really enjoyed, but it wasn't very clear who people were and we struggled with the time line, it'll be much better when they have a proper...More

1  Thank Den89
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Den89, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is a shame to hear you found your visit to be a bit disappointing. Our guides are on hand in the 1745 House Museum to assist with any questions...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Visited recently while in Oban; the weather was glorious as always, the path is a bit on the steep side and can be precarious especially when muddy as it was the day we visited, so care has to be taken in both directions; brilliant views...More

Thank 298sunshine
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear 298sunshine, Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed taking in the stunning views across to Kerrera and beyond. The additional seating that you have mentioned at the castle enclosure is...More

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Sharon B
3 April 2017|
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Response from Gillian C | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, Thanks for your question. Dunollie is approx. 30 minute stroll along the seafront towards Ganavan Sands. If you walk along the esplanade, past St. Columba's Cathedral you will reach the War Memorial. Cross... More
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Angelajayney
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Response from Fiona T | Property representative |
Hi Angelajayney, Yes, dogs are welcome at Dunollie. We do ask that they are kept on a lead. They aren't able to go inside the museum or the Loom Room but are welcome throughout the rest of the grounds. We have water for... More
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