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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

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Delightful Dunollie

At last it stopped raining (well for a couple of hours) so we called by this old castle... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Zafrikan
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
A nice couple of hours

Dunollie can easily be reached on foot from Oban town centre and offers a historic tower, cafe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John-frae-Banff
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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 'My Dear Papa', an exhibition of Childhood...more
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| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I knew Dunollie was a ruin but I didn't realize just how fascinating the history of the castle and clan was until I paid a visit. The tour guide was very informative and the surrounding land was beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

At last it stopped raining (well for a couple of hours) so we called by this old castle, overlooking the entrance to Oban Bay and were pleased we did. Whilst the actual 11th Century pile is in ruins, the adjacent 18th Century Manor House is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our boat out to the islands was cancelled so we spent the day in Oban and chanced on Dunollie. What a lovely place - atmospheric views, interesting little museum and the old castle keep is an atmospheric of ancient clan life. The home of the...More

Thank PhilWells55
Gillian C, Marketinf and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear PhilWells55, Thank you very much for sharing your Dunollie experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed discover the fascinating heritage of this ancient site. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely quiet walk just outside of Oban to a ruin that dates back to the Mesolithic. Passing the Dogstone on the way, you can see why a giant might have left his dog on a lead there. Imagine yourself a couple of thousand years...More

Thank iLoveVeg
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear iLoveVeg, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed the fascinating heritage of this ancient site, and managed to try out some of our Gluten Free goodies...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dunollie can easily be reached on foot from Oban town centre and offers a historic tower, cafe, weaving exhibition, shop and a pleasant woodland walk with views over the adjacent hillside pastures. Very pleasant.More

Thank John-frae-Banff
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John-frae-Banff, Thank you 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 you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth visiting, there is a nice walk along the coast from Oban then a little e hill to climb. There is plenty to do for a 3 hours - the castle, gardens, tearoom and traditional house. The views are superb, its a very tranquil...More

Thank Russell S
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Russel S, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time spent here with us. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had time to spare before catching the ferry and discovered this little gem. Not much left of the castle walls but fabulous views from the ruins. Touring the 1700s house was very interesting as well as learning about the Loom. Beautiful cloth in the...More

Thank tinaandjoe
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear tinaandjoe, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie, it is wonderful to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time spent here with us. We are in the process of working towards installing a handrail up the castle...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very warm welcome by all the staff. Nice walk around the grounds and ruin of a castle. Fantastic views from the top near the castle.More

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

Hi Allen C. Thank you very much for sharing your most recent trip to Dunollie with us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time spent here. I will pass your kind comments onto our staff team too. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle itself was not as nice as some others in area but the house was interesting. Worth visiting for anyone interested in historyMore

Thank Maciej D
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Maciej D, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie, it is lovely to hear you enjoyed exploring the 1745 House Museum which displays objects from the family and servants throughout the ages. The Castle Ruin is currently undergoing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a chance to learn a families history. They have updated much of the property and are still going strong to preserve more. Give yourself at least 2 hours for your visit.More

Thank julie g
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi juile g, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your 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 Manager...More

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Barbara C
28 July 2018|
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Response from Gillian C | Property representative |
Hi Barbara, Tickets are available from our main ticket booth on site upon entrance to Dunollie. Our receptionist will be on hand to provide you with more information about your visit. Ticket Admissions are as follows... 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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