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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
1st April - 31st October , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Closed during winter season.
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Admission prices

Tel 01563 851 489 or visit www.dundonaldcastle.org.uk for prices.

Events at Dundonald Castle

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23 October 2014

John Lowrie Morrison: Westlight - Northeastlight

Duff House

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Battlement to Battlefield

Edinburgh Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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