We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
Save
Share
Review Highlights
An amazing building

It's quite a climb up to the front of the castle and the scaffolding for the current repair work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norman G
,
Northern Ireland
Fascinating Castle with Amazing History

Built by King Robert II (Robert the Bruce's grandson) this castle is steeped in Scottish history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen231
,
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 171 reviews
381
All photos (381)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
Built in 1371, Dundonald Castle is a splendid example of a medieval tower house, with a fine barrel-vaulted ceiling in the lower hall. Sitting on a prominent hilltop in Dundonald village, Dundonald Castle commands fine views over the Firth of Clyde...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Winehouse Yett, Dundonald KA2 9HD, Scotland
Website
+44 1563 851489
Reviews (171)
Filter reviews
166 results
Traveller rating
119
40
7
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
119
40
7
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssteep climbhistoric scotlandwell worth a visittour guidescottish historycakesexhibition areavisitor centre cafecoffee shopa small car parkan excellent guidefantastic tripquick visitticket officemain hallquick lookfantastic site
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 166 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite a climb up to the front of the castle and the scaffolding for the current repair work was a little off-putting but when we got in and saw the lower hall it was amazing but we struggled to see how they could get...More

Thank Norman G
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Norman, thank you for your great review! We're glad you had such a nice visit and hope that you'll visit us again soon! Kind regards, Lauren.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built by King Robert II (Robert the Bruce's grandson) this castle is steeped in Scottish history. We were met at the entrance by Yvonne who offered a guided tour. Knowledgeable and passionate, she took us to each level of the castle giving us lots of...More

Thank Maureen231
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Maureen, thank you for your great review! We're glad you had such a lovely visit and that you rate us as one of your favourite castles! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Lauren.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday afternoon on our way back from Ayr and having been to a disappointing garden centre, their loss was Dundonald's gain as we enjoyed some lovely tea & coffee and cakes having done the castle. It might not be the biggest...More

Thank colin b
Lauren W, Media Coordinator at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Colin, Thank you so much for your lovely review, which I shall pass on to the team. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Kirsteen Croll (Manager)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit great views. Surprised the shop has staff from Canada disappeared they were not locals or from Scotland.More

Thank Sharon D
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sharon, thank you for your review. We are very lucky here at Friends of Dundonald Castle to have a huge variety of people from around the world who have come to work and volunteer for us, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fine Scottish castle, positioned on a hill providing terrific views of the surrounding are. The day we visited, we could see miles and miles! There were a couple of very knowledgable guides including one who’d brought along an owl and a falcon. Look for...More

Thank David A
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, thank you for your great review! We're glad you had such a good visit, especially on a day where the view has been so good. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Lauren.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Dundonald Castle for the first time in our lives and were fascinated by the history and background. The seep clim uop the the Castle, whilst still steep, is much easier thanks to a modern and well surfaced path. Although now a ruin, which...More

Thank William H
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi William, thank you so much for your lovely review! We're glad you had such a great visit. We hope to see you again in the future and I will pass on your lovely comments to our staff and volunteers. Kind regards, Lauren.

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Steep walk to the castle but a good path so for people like me with mobility issues, it's doable slowly. Our volunteer guide was very helpful and informative and we enjoyed hearing the history of the place. There is a vertical ladder to the dungeon...More

Thank jomatthews123
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Hi Jomatthews, thank you for your great review! We're glad you had a great visit and that our new path has helped made this possible! We hope you will come and visit us again. Kind Regards, Lauren.

Reviewed 3 June 2018

It was a snap decision to take a look while out for a drive, it was good weather but hazy which meant when we got to the top the view wasn't quite as good as it could have been. It is quite a walk up...More

Thank Colin M
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Hi Colin, thanks for your kind review. We're sorry the weather wasn't so good for your visit, the views can be truly amazing on a clear day. As for the access, we have many visitors who do use the path with push chairs and electric...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018

Even though the castle is basically in ruins, it's still a great place to visit. There's lots of history in this place especially for it's association with Scottish Kings. The visitor centre has a small, but very informative exhibition of the castle, which several models...More

Thank macedonboy
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're glad you had such a good visit and enjoyed both our exhibition and the castle itself. We hope you will come back and see us again soon! Kind regards, Lauren

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Nice little castle. We have a historic Scotland membership but I think if I had paid the entrance fee I would have been a bit disappointed with the size, although to be fair we didn't go up to the roof, I didn't like the look...More

Thank FionaAnneM
Lauren W, Public Relations Manager at Dundonald Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Fiona, thank you for your kind review and we're glad you had a good visit. We will be looking into supplies for Vegan goodies for future visitors. Kind regards, Lauren.

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
LindaBgood
16 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from FionaAnneM | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there aren't many options nearby. Possibly check out in Ayr? I managed to get vegan ice cream from there the other day, the ice cream shop right in the town centre, Renaldo's.
1
Vote
LindaBgood
16 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JWellingtonWimpy | Reviewed this property |
There are no vegan restaurants nearby or in the local area. There's Chef's World Buffet in the village so it might be worth checking if they offer any vegan options although I've been there and as a vegetarian there were... More
0
Votes