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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
+44 1631 570550
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Good attraction.

It was a nice walk from Oban to this castle and museum. The castle has lots of interesting history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dannykimweed
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice walk from Oban center

A nice walk along the esplanade to this castle combines sea from, beach and woodland walk terrain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
379linda
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
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+44 1631 570550
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice walk from Oban to this castle and museum. The castle has lots of interesting history but is not a lot to look at. However, the views are really spectacular from the castle. The museum is very interesting and I am sure...More

Thank Dannykimweed
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Dannykimweed, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is wonderful to hear your enjoyed discovering the heritage of the clan MacDougall's ruined castle and artefacts in the 1745 House. We do hope you will be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice walk along the esplanade to this castle combines sea from, beach and woodland walk terrain. The castle has a beautiful view point at ruins. The museum is mainly collection from family preserved. Small place to visit, nice cafe on premises and staff are...More

Thank 379linda
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 379linda, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed you time spent here with us. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We noticed this castle on the way back from Mull, so walked around to it the following morning. We waited around for the 1100 tour and were comprehensively taken through the history of the site, the phases of construction and plans for the future. Very...More

Thank The_Ducktor
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear The_Ducktor, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie. It is great you were able to stay and join our 11 o'clock tour, and I will pass on your kind regards on to our staff team. Lovely to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem, not just a ruined castle but very interesting house and museum. We did the guided tour, included in the entrance fee, and it was certainly worth it, our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The views across the bay from...More

Thank Jill H
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jill H, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your guided tour and unearthing the fascinating ancient history of the MacDougall's in the 1745 House Museum. We hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is just a small ruin but there are optional guided tours at certain times to learn the history. There are beautiful views from outside the ruin, looking down at the wide expanse of water and passing boats. There is a kiosk to purchase...More

Thank Dobsons21_13
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dobsons21_13, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie, it is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us. We hope to welcome you back in future. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredibly stunning place this is. Located just over a mile from the centre of Oban this is a great place to spend a morning/afternoon. They do have a parking place but it is a lovely walk along the coast from the centre. When...More

Thank Cora B
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Cora B, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your visit to Dunollie. It is great to hear the you enjoyed exploring the Museum, shop and ancient gardens and taking in the spectacular views from the castle ruin. We hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The centre for the clan MacDougall - this old castle is on a high spot of ground with stellar views of Oban and area. There is a lovely garden and an interesting 1745 house to visit there as well. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. A great small...More

Thank Bill C
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bill, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent visit to Dunollie. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the spent here with us. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We got a taxi up to the castle. But for better abled people it is a glorious walk. The views are wonderful.More

Thank Diane W
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear Diane W, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, its is lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back in future. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Officer Dunollie Museum, Castle and...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

A refreshingly individual place which makes a change from larger more corporate run historical properties. Lovely woodland walk up to ticket office, and beautiful gardens with sympathetic coupling of old garden with new willow pagoda type structure. The willow has a personal significance that will...More

Thank Kz66
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Kz66, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. We are delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Best Wishes Gillian...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Recommend a walk in the nearby wood first, enjoy the views, then take the castle and 1745 house guided walk, have a look at the small textile display, unusual gift shop and finish with a tour of the gardens (very interesting willow gazebo structure) and...More

Thank Ian R
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Officer at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Dear Ian R, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time spent here with us. We hope to welcome you back in future. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions...More

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Sharon B
3 April 2017|
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Response from Gillian C | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, Thanks for your question. Dunollie is approx. 30 minute stroll along the seafront towards Ganavan Sands. If you walk along the esplanade, past St. Columba's Cathedral you will reach the War Memorial. Cross... More
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Angelajayney
30 June 2016|
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Response from Fiona T | Property representative |
Hi Angelajayney, Yes, dogs are welcome at Dunollie. We do ask that they are kept on a lead. They aren't able to go inside the museum or the Loom Room but are welcome throughout the rest of the grounds. We have water for... More
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