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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

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Address: | Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
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+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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Home of the Mac Dougalls

If you are a Mac Douglas or related to one you have to see your castle. Lots of history and artifacts to look at in the more modern dwelling below the castle.You can have a nice... read more

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Calgary
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50 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are a Mac Douglas or related to one you have to see your castle. Lots of history and artifacts to look at in the more modern dwelling below the castle.You can have a nice snack or lunch there too. Even though it's a ruined castle the view and history for me was worth it.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did not go inside the castle itself but spent some time in the grounds. They were really pretty with lovely trees and flowers. There were also views across the sea at some points. Because of the time of year there was a wonderful carpet of bluebells in some places. At one point the path passed a field of sheep.... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very small original castle ruins, but the grounds are beautiful for walking and the museum, which is in the "new" house is nice. It gives you a snapshot in time of how the family lived until relatively recently. The staff are very nice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this castle on the bank holiday weekend. The staff were very friendly and happy to tell you all about the local wildlife and history. As we approached we could see baby ducklins in the pond which was just lovely. It was a short walk around the well kept grounds. You can walk right up to the castle and... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On your way out of Oban this is a nice spot to spend an hour taking the various sites among the property. There is a treasure hunt for children which is fun and from the castle nice views of the water.

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

Dear Kevin F, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent trip to Dunollie. It is wonderful to hear your children enjoyed our Dunollie Explorer Trail and you were able to take in some of the stunning view from the castle enclosure on your visit. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie Museum, Castle and... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking along by the coast and actually came across Dunollie Castle by accident, as it stands imposingly at the top of an embankment overlooking the waters of Oban. We did not have time to visit the castle itself as it was quite late in the day, however the grounds were pleasant and we spotted baby ducks on route.... More 

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

Dear TheGr8Escape, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, it is lovely you were able to wander around the grounds and watch the ducklings waddle around. It is a shame you were unable to visit the museum and castle on this visit, but we would be delighted to welcome you back in the... More 

Ilford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting the Oban area with my son we decided to visit Dunollie Castle at time of afternoon guided tour and our lady guide was very informative about the history of the castle and of the various clan MacDougall heads down through the years. The castle setting is high up giving a wonderful view over the Firth of Lorne towards... More 

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

Dear Norman B, Thank you very much for your review of your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. It is lovely to hear you and your son were able to join our guided tour and enjoy the stunning views from the castle enclosure. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely little museum is based in a 1745 house with attached castle (you can only access the vaulted cellar). There is a lot of good detail including some first hand reminiscences which I really enjoyed. The view is amazing and the short walk round the gardens lovely as well. I recommend visiting if you are in Oban

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

Dear asm284, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time spent here with us. We are currently in the process of raising funds to allow us to carry out Phase III of our castle consolidation programme, which in future will stabilise... More 

Wanaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must if you're connected to that ancient castle-building clan. Since my wife is one we HAD to visit. Interesting displays and presentations even for others. Very cheerful staff.

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

Dear Robert S, 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 your visit, particularly with your wife discovering more about her family ancestry. We do have more about the Clan MacDougall on our website if you are looking for some further information. Thank... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Dunollie each year for several years. It has been interesting to watch it develop as a visitor attraction. There is usually a guide in the small museum who can answer any questions, give background to the artefacts and the long history of the family. This year the castle itself was much more accessible even though there... More 

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

Dear hikingthree, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. It is wonderful that you have been able to return to Dunollie over the years and watch it grow. We are planning some exciting developments to the site over the next couple of years, so we do hope you are... More 

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