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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
+44 1631 570550
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We walked from the pier which did not take to long nice on a sunny day very interesting place lots... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wlm05
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A work in progress

Dunollie has had a castle there for hundreds and hundreds of years. The castle itself is now a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham S
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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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 3 pm Children's activities and special events all year round. Please check the website for more details.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
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+44 1631 570550
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked from the pier which did not take to long nice on a sunny day very interesting place lots to do and see there is toilets and a small café which was good kids would enjoy this placeMore

Thank wlm05
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear wlm05, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you had fantastic weather and thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time spent in the area. Best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunollie has had a castle there for hundreds and hundreds of years. The castle itself is now a ruin, although the guide makes it interesting. The 1745 House has been lived in, and shows some interesting family history. The cafe is nice, and the views...More

Thank Graham S
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Graham S, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us. We hope to welcome you back in future. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Dunollie Castle after seeing the signs near the road in Oban a couple of times. The walk to the castle through the surrounding woods is very pleasant. The reception at the entrance booth was very friendly and welcoming. And in hindsight, this turned...More

Thank Fudgemellow
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Fudgemellow, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed you enjoyed your visit with us. I will pass your kind regards on to our front...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With an entrance fee of £5.50 I thought this attraction a tad overpriced for what you get when guides and tours are unavailable. The grounds are attractive and views from the castle over the bay are good. The historic '1745 House' is quite charming but...More

1  Thank ESP2006
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ESP2006, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie. It is a shame to hear you found the entrance fee to be over priced, as we try and ensure our visitors have the best experience possible...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to pop up to Donollie,.What a treat. Reasonable entry fee. A good guide walked us up to the castle and explained all about its history.Very pleasant area to sit and have a cup of tea and some homemade cake. Good quality gifts in...More

Thank saber787
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear saber787, Thank you very much for your lovely review of your recent visit to Dunollie. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your day spent with us. We hope to welcome you back in future. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie Museum,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful attraction, good value for money - Beautiful views from the ruins as well as interesting artifacts in the 1745 house. We were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday afternoon when a young man played the bagpipes - absolutely amazing atmosphere. Very small...More

Thank RACHEL857
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear RACHEL857, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring the 1745 House and were able to listen to Donald piping in the castle compound. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was brought to life well by the way the story and guided tour was presented. well worth a visit and great to contribute to the conservation and restoration projectMore

Thank Phil P
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Phil P. Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your Dunollie experience. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the guided tour. We hope to welcome you back to see future developments at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. Best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice walk from Oban to this castle and museum. The castle has lots of interesting history but is not a lot to look at. However, the views are really spectacular from the castle. The museum is very interesting and I am sure...More

Thank Dannykimweed
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dannykimweed, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is wonderful to hear your enjoyed discovering the heritage of the clan MacDougall's ruined castle and artefacts in the 1745 House. We do hope you will be...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

A nice walk along the esplanade to this castle combines sea from, beach and woodland walk terrain. The castle has a beautiful view point at ruins. The museum is mainly collection from family preserved. Small place to visit, nice cafe on premises and staff are...More

Thank 379linda
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear 379linda, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed you time spent here with us. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

We noticed this castle on the way back from Mull, so walked around to it the following morning. We waited around for the 1100 tour and were comprehensively taken through the history of the site, the phases of construction and plans for the future. Very...More

Thank The_Ducktor
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Dear The_Ducktor, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie. It is great you were able to stay and join our 11 o'clock tour, and I will pass on your kind regards on to our staff team. Lovely to...More

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Sharon B
3 April 2017|
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Response from Gillian C | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, Thanks for your question. Dunollie is approx. 30 minute stroll along the seafront towards Ganavan Sands. If you walk along the esplanade, past St. Columba's Cathedral you will reach the War Memorial. Cross... More
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Angelajayney
30 June 2016|
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Response from Fiona T | Property representative |
Hi Angelajayney, Yes, dogs are welcome at Dunollie. We do ask that they are kept on a lead. They aren't able to go inside the museum or the Loom Room but are welcome throughout the rest of the grounds. We have water for... More
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