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“Worth a visit”

Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
Ranked #7 of 47 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. Please check the website for more details.
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This "non touristy" place, -house and castle- were very interesting and worth a visit when in Oban. The interpretation boards and items on display show how the owners and servants lived through the ages, along with their place in the wider area.

Thank Tallis
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

It was a beautiful day when I stumbled up here. Was pissed off at my husband and ended up here. It cheered me up to no end. Lovely views, beautiful ruins. £5 admission seemed to be a bit of a rip considering the ruins were fenced off.

Thank Matthew1792
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Fiona T, Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We are happy to hear that you had a enjoyable visit. Dunollie has recently been successful in securing funding to begin a long term project which will stabilise the castle walls and improve future access.

While this project is under way the ruin will be fenced off, however, visitors can still access the castle enclosure to learn about the castle and enjoy views over Oban and the small Isles. We will also shortly be adding new information boards to help further improve the visitor experience.

Entrance to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds is set at £4 for Adults, £2 for Children and Free for under 5's. This allows access to the whole site for the duration of the main visitor season; April - end of October.

Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you for a return visit.

Best Wishes,
Fiona Thomson
Visitor Services Manager
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Interesting historically but the metal fencing thrown around it spoilt any chances of a decent photograph.

To be fair I have heard that they have a Government Grant to make it more tourist friendly.

The cafe was great and the walk there was lovely. The shop needs to carry more interesting stock and lacked a wow factor.

2  Thank Keith J
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We would have enjoyed the nature trail better without the rain but the interest notices were helpful. The 1745 house was very helpful and the guide on duty was particularly friendly and helpful

Thank MarquisJM
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The house was very interesting and well laid out, with several original artefacts from years gone by.

The castle is up quite a steep track. The only thing that spoilt it a bit is the fencing they have put around it. I appreciate it is not safe and need to keep people out. But, it could have been without lots of metal fencing clipped together.

Thank Derek B
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