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Dundonald Castle

Castle built by Robert II in the 1370s to mark his succession to the throne of Scotland

Dundonald Castle

Imposing Dundonald Castle was built by Robert II in the 1370s to mark his succession to the throne of Scotland.  It stands on the site of at least two earlier castles, in an elevated position that lends itself to defensive fortification.

Highlights

  • The location – sited on a hilltop with views over the surrounding countryside and towards the Firth of Clyde.
  • The armorials on the west face – proudly displaying the Stewart and Scottish Royal Arms.
  • The lower hall – dark and haunting; one can easily imagine it crammed with people watching a bear-baiting contest.
  • The visitor centre – run by the Friends of Dundonald and providing valuable insights into the castle’s distinguished history.

Location

Region – Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire
Postcode: KA2 9HD

Opening arrangements

Summer only
1st April - 31st October , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10.00am to 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Admission prices

Please telephone for up-to-date prices

Events at Dundonald Castle

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24 May 2015

Allan Ramsay - Master Draughtsman

Duff House

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Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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Waterloo Colours

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Duff House Tours

Duff House

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The Other Mary Exhibition

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Coast

Duff House

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Rebels and Redcoats

Edinburgh Castle

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Highlanders in Revolt!

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