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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Neat house and ruin

There's quite a bit to see here and variety, so that was really cool. We enjoyed seeing the house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BL_adventure
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Austin, Texas
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Situated at the north end of Oban, you can of course drive there, but it's better to walk from the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Alastair N
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Aberdeen, 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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All reviews old house interesting house woodland walk haggis war memorial open to the public guided tour oban centre family history nice walk enjoyable visit fascinating history worth a visit on display gift shop information boards wonderful view
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's quite a bit to see here and variety, so that was really cool. We enjoyed seeing the house and walking through the history there. The tower house ruin was pretty cool. Not a lot left, but still fun to imagine it in it's prime....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Gillian C, Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear BL_adventure, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, it is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time spent here with us. We are now closed to visitors for the season and will re-open on April 1st 2019. We are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately everything was closed as we visited during the winter months. It is a nice walk and good viewing from the top near the castle entrance.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gillian C, Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear heyguesswhat, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent walk along to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. We are officially closed to visitors during the winter months and will re-open on April 1st 2019. However, we are running a variety of activities...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent day out not far from Oban, beautiful ruins of a castle set in spectacular grounds on the bay walking distance from ObanMore

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear flybazz, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie, it is lovely to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time spent here with us. We hope you will return in future to see new developments to Dunollie Museum, Castle and...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Situated at the north end of Oban, you can of course drive there, but it's better to walk from the town centre and enjoy the range of information boards along the path towards the castle, including one about a huge rock which I think was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Alastair N, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your walk along to Dunollie, and were able to read about the legend of the Dog Stone. We are in...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I was born a MacDougall, I didn’t find that out until later in life ~ one moment I’m an adoptee with no history, the next I’m standing on the grounds of my ancestors! What an incredible, moving afternoon. The weather was dreadful, worst rain we’d...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Hi Susan G, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear that you were able to come along and discover your ancestral Clan seat. We are glad the weather didn't dampen your day...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018

At first glance there may seem like limited attractions, but there's a surprising amount to while away several hours. Even in slightly dull weather the walks around the grounds are very enjoyable. The castle ruin offers excellent views. The museum is well-curated, with plenty of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

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

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Dunollie was a great place to visit- the castle at the top of view point was a little disappointing as i know its under a lot of renovation at the moment but there was nothing to see inside. The view once your at the top...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Dear joannaA5689221, Thank you very much for sharing your Dunollie experience with us. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed taking in the stunning views at the castle ruin. As you have mentioned we are in the middle of a conservation process at the moment,...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

We walked from the centre of Oban to Dunollie. It was a nice day and the walk was lovely along the water. Once we arrived we decided to pay the entry fee and go in to see the castle ruins. We could have waited for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Dear Katrina W, Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed exploring the grounds and learning more about the fascinating history of this ancient site. We do hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is and interesting place to visit. The grounds are lovely, even in the rain! We enjoyed the view from the castle ruins andcthe history inside the house.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tess D
Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Dear Tess D, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Dunollie experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time spent visiting this ancient site. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Manager Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

Reviewed 4 October 2018

After visiting Oban a good few years ago, and missing out on this castle, I promised myself I'd go back to see it on a future trip - me and my partner did this time (thanks in part to a Calmac cancelled service to Mull!)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear ekeliloves, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you were able to come back to visit us after not getting the chance to on your last visit. It is wonderful you...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
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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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