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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

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Address: | Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1631 570550
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come and discover the fascinating heritage of Dunollie Museum, Castle and...

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 2pm Children's activities and special events all year round. Please check the website for more details.

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Interesting collection in Musem.

Visited recently on a beautiful sunny day. Spectacular view from the castle but path to castle quite steep and no steps. The collection in the museum was very interesting, from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Oban, United Kingdom
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Cheshire
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The castle is up a steep walk but the view from the top is stunning. The guide was very interesting. We walked round the museum, which is on lower ground at our leisure, it is full of interesting information and artefacts. There is a small outside seating area where you can eat food freshly made by an excellent local girl.

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Thank jango6
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Jango6, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time spent with us. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds More 

Oban, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited recently on a beautiful sunny day. Spectacular view from the castle but path to castle quite steep and no steps. The collection in the museum was very interesting, from beautiful copperware in the kitchen to a multitude of items connected to the house and area. The guide in the house (Seona) was especially informative and friendly. The little cafe... More 

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Thank 677edbar46
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear 677edbar46, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, it is fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us. It is wonderful to learn you thoroughly enjoyed our exhibits in the museum, the stories behind some of the objects are amazing! We are working toward installing a handrail up the path... More 

Annan, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were lucky with the weather, we had a lovely walk to this lovely place, but remember to take your camera as the views are great.

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Thank Fergie717
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Fergie717, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie. It is wonderful to hear the weather was in your favour, would have made for some stunning photographs out towards Kerrera and the islands. We hope to welcome you back in future and you will be able to spend some time exploring the fascinating... More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited on a very sunny autumn Sunday afternoon and a piper played while we were looking around the effect was beautiful. The views from the top are unbelievable. The staff were very friendly and the willow hall was really interesting. A little expensive for the amount there is to see but worth it for the view.

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Thank June J
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear June J, Thank you very much for your lovely review of your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us, and it is great you were able to come along on a Sunday and hear our wonderful piper - it really sets the scene! I will pass your... More 

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Interesting museum before you get to the castle. Short walk up the hill to the castle and not much left to see at all. Fantastic views over Oban and out to sea. You cannot go into the whats left of the tower except the bottom part which is pitch black. But worth a visit for the views and the museum.

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Thank Tweetiebird35
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Tweetiebird35, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your visit to Dunollie, it is lovely to hear you were able to spend some time exploring the fascinating collections in the museum. We are currently mid-way through a consolidation programme for the castle ruin. In May this year we complete Phase II which allowed us... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours wondering found the grounds and the museum! But the WOW part is the view after walking up to the castle across to Kerrera and Mull and the hills of Morvern!!!

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Thank toonpk
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Toonpk, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. It is fantastic you were able to take in the stunning views to Kerrera from the Castle Ruin, brilliant picture opportunity too! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer... More 

Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A most enjoyable experience, with disabled parking allowed for the elderly. Museum with fascinating insights into the lives of those who lived there in the past.

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Thank hazels381
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear hazels381, Thank you very much for your lovely review of your time spent here at Dunollie. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the ancient artefacts in the museum. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds More 

London, Canada
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We spent about an hour touring the grounds and the building. The castle itself is mostly a ruin on a high hill. The houses on the grounds are modest but nicely set up for viewing. Our tour guide was a bit shy but very knowledgeable and did a good job explaining the history of the castle and the family.

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Thank Wally M
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Wally M, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed spending time in the museum and were able to join the guided tour on your visit. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Decided to pop in for a quick coffee and look at the castle. Great selection of homemade cakes, friendly staff. Kept dry under the gazebo despite the heavy showers before a quick walk up to the castle to admire the views. Look forward to spending longer on our next visit.

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Thank Awirz
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Awirz, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, it is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time spent here. The views for the castle are indeed spectacular, we look forward to welcoming you back in future when you may be able to join one of our castle tours to learn more about... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a treasure of a place. It's a bit of a climb up to the tower and remains of the castle, but the view more than repays the effort. You can see right across to Mull with Oban Bay to the south. It's lovely to watch the Mull Ferry passing by and the photo ops are brilliant. The house... More 

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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Krysia O, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your time spent here at Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed exploring all areas of the site, you would have managed to capture some amazing shots from the castle enclosure over the bay. We hope to welcome you back again if you are ever in the... More 

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