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“Not very impressive ruins” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel

Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
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US$38.28*
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Ranked #4 of 47 things to do in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built before 1275 on a huge rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn, Dunstaffnage was the mighty stronghold of the MacDougalls.The castle, with its huge curtain wall, was captured by Robert the Bruce in 1309 and remained in royal possession for some years. Dunstaffnage became the temporary prison of Flora MacDonald in 1746.The location – stand on the battlements, overlooking the Firth of Lorn, and see just why the MacDougall chief built his castle where he did. The formidable curtain wall – amongst the oldest standing castle remains in Scotland. The ‘new house’ of 1725 in the courtyard – perhaps where Flora MacDonald was held prisoner. Dunstaffnage Chapel – tucked away amongst the trees, an extraordinary legacy from the 13th century.
Warsaw, Poland
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Not very impressive ruins”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

The nieghbourhood and garden probably worth more time than the very castle. Quite a few Oban visitors get there and combine with sea life attraction. A nice picnic place perhaps

Visited August 2014
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Bagley, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A good stop off if traveling.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Stopped here when heading to Oban after about a three hour trip. W got in here half price as we are English Heritage members so bring your cards if you have one. The best thing about this castle was the views from the castle walls. Great for bird watching. If your traveling on a budget tho save those pennies as there's better to do in the area.

Visited July 2014
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Expensive to get in but nice to learn about the history and the views from the top are lovely. There were a few tourists there who are quite pushy when going up tight winding stairs?! Only spent 45mins here so all in all a lovely castle but price needs to be reduced.

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Northumberland
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150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

It was quiet and peaceful to visit, with lots of display information boards, interpreting the history of the area and castle. The views from the battlements were far reaching.

Visited August 2014
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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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“Too expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Sorry but too expensive for what it is! In a beautiful place and may be nice on a hot day with a picnic but otherwise for me too expensive!

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