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“Beautiful”

Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
Ranked #8 of 53 things to do in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Such a lovely ruined old castle, although small it is rich in history and atmosphere. The location of Dunollie is superb. Right at the mouth of Oban bay it has views out over the green Isle of Kererra, the firth of Lorne, Lismore and Mull. There are few castles with such an amazing view.

1  Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had a delightful visit to a beautiful house and castle. The information and displays are so interesting. The story of John MacDougall and the beautiful Sophie was straight out of Jane Austen. This is not a house and grounds in the style of Chatsworth or Blenheim but the whole experience was charming and made my husband and I want to know more about this family. We were particularly fortunate in having Robin MacDougall as our source of information as he clearly loves his family and is very knowledgable.

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

a welcome addition to Oban's tourist attractions; an intimate, well interpreted social history museum set in an 18th century house. Only two seasons old but gathering together and interpreting a singular social history collection, Dunollie has a wonderful atmosphere, knowledgable voluntary interpreters and a wonderful surrounding landscape with extraordinary views. Well worth £4 to support the ongoing development of the building and collection.

Thank LesleyO320
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Nice walk across sea front taking in views and other places of interest. Actual Castle undergoing renovasion, but fab views. Museum very interesting. Nice walks around and about the area. Worth a visit.

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

It's about 20 minutes walk on the flat from Oban. It's an interesting old house with some unusual features, but the best bit is the view from the old ruined castle. Altho the blurb says there's a tea room, it's actually a tea van beside a gazebo, so maybe best on sunny days. We didn't stop for tea, but the various cakes did look very nice!

Thank EAber
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