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Dundonald Castle

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Address: Dundonald KA2 9HD, Scotland
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Explore the high vaulted halls and gloomy dungeons of this splendid...

Explore the high vaulted halls and gloomy dungeons of this splendid stronghold, perched on a hill above the village. Dundonald Castle is a fantastic castle to visit as a tourist, historian or just a day out. Along with the history of the Castle there are some amazing cave spiders that live in the pit.

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Very interesting castle with great views.

The visitor centre has a lovely exhibition and cafe with very friendly service. You can purchase tickets here for the castle which was £4.50 per adult. My little boy is only a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Camille S
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The visitor centre has a lovely exhibition and cafe with very friendly service. You can purchase tickets here for the castle which was £4.50 per adult. My little boy is only a year old so he went in free. Taking the pushchair up the hill to the castle was a little strenuous. But there are lots of places to sit... More 

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Thank Camille S
Grezels, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looks a ruin from afar, but inside it is truly inspirational, as are the volunteers and staff. What a place for a special corporate event or family celebration. Or just for some private contemplation.....

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Thank Ian R
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren a wee trip to the castle it was a very steep slop to get to the castle not a lot to do for young kids as it is a ruin there is a little shoo/cafe and a small swing park near by

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Thank Pauline P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here last weekend for the first time. Good castle with cracking views. The tour guide was excellent, and spent ages talking about the history of the area, and the significance of Dundonald castle. I learned so much about the beginnings of the Stewart monarchy. Highly recommend this castle for those who love history

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Thank Jjamie L
Ayrshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently took a group of 32 primary 5s to Dundonald Castle for their Scottish Wars of Independence themed experience. Our visit exceeded all expectations. From my very first enquiry Kirsteen was superb, she was very helpful and informative. All of the activities that we took part in were excellent. They lasted just long enough to keep the children interested... More 

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Thank Rachybee123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to visit, well priced and interesting. We had our own private guided tour at no extra charge by Colin who really knew his local history and brought the experience to life. Hands on experiences for the kids as they got to try on helmets and look at the artefacts that were being unearthed by the moles each... More 

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Thank Francesca K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This Castle is a ruin now. It has a car park at the bottom. It is a very steep climb up to the Castle itself. It is however worth it for the views and for the walk around the ruins. It is very pretty and sits on the top of a hill giving great vantage points across the locl landscape

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Thank DSP34
East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

A very steep climb up to the castle from the car park means that this suitable only for reasonably fit people. Mobility scooters will not get up the hill, unless rocket propelled. The web sites seems to indicate that the castle is open 7 days a week throughout the year. This is not so as the castle is normally open... More 

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Thank Peter B
Glasgow
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were out of a family drive and decided to visit Dundonald Castle, we just expected a family walk around a ruined castle but our day turned out to be so much more. We arrived at the Visitors centre and it was £4.50 per adult which I thought was a bit much for a walk round a ruined castle but... More 

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Thank NicolaGlasgow
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I have historic Scotland memberships and decided to put it to good use, starting with a day out at Dundonald Castle. I can't believe it took us so long to visit these castle ruins, we had a great day out! We had a tour guide who was very informative and happy to answer any questions we had.... More 

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