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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.


  • 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.


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

Opening arrangements

Summer only
25 March - 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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4 May 2016

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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David Roberts Exhibition

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Kaleidoscope II

Duff House

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Standing Stones of Stenness Walk

Stones Of Stenness Circle And Henge

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Bolts and Bodkins

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