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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
+44 1631 570550
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Dunollie Castel

Staff very friendly, the young piper was brilliant. castle & museum interesting, views from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike G
Fascinating journey back in time

Dunollie is well set up for touring and learning about the history of the area. Staff are friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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| Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, Scotland
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+44 1631 570550
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff very friendly, the young piper was brilliant. castle & museum interesting, views from the castle well worth the climb.More

Thank Mike G
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Mike G, Thank you very much for sharing your Dunollie experience with us. It is wonderful to hear you were able to enjoy the traditional pipe tunes on your visit, and take in the stunning views across Oban Bay. I will pass your kind...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dunollie is well set up for touring and learning about the history of the area. Staff are friendly and well informed.More

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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear K00tenaykid, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. We are delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the fascinating history of Oban and Lorn. I will pass your kind regards onto our staff team...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent day. The castle is a ruin on top of a hill but only small walk up and what a view ! Don't miss the house fabulous artefacts to see.plenty of information .there's also a cafe and plenty of walksMore

Thank Linda W
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Linda W, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, we are delighted 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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beauty of this place is the setting, which makes for a pleasant 20-30 min stroll out of Oban town , through woodland and meadows, up a short steep path to the castle ruin. The museum is modest but has a number of period items...More

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

Dear KMP151515, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. It is wonderful to hear you were able to join on of our informative tours on your visit, take in the stunning views and sample some of our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Oban and had a free day after visiting Mull and Iona; as it was a nice day we walked down to Dunollie. Really lovely and peaceful - we got to the cafe and had a nice coffee but while drinking it...More

Thank Colin P
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Colin P, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. It is a shame to hear you experienced the power cut on your visit. Our office team contacted the energy supplier to discover that much of this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 2.30 and was fortunate to catch the afternoon tour. Donald was an excellent guide very clear well informed and just the right amount of detail of both the house and older castle. Fantastic views from castle. Interesting small museum relating to the Macdougalls....More

Thank Ann T
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ann T, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time spent here with us. I will pass your kind comments onto Donald too. We hope you enjoyed the rest...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very very nice place to visit in Oban. While not a huge castle, it is very historic. The house and gardens and museum are just great too. Read the signs and displays here, for they really tell you abou the history of...More

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

Dear Eric C, 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. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing and Promotions Manager Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle and grounds are interesting. Payment is made at the entrance to the grounds and is reasonable. The museum is a few rooms in what was a cottage. Its small and only takes a few minutes to look round. The castle is equally small...More

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

Dear Ginge247, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunollie. The 1745 House Museum (which is also known as the Old Lairds House), hosts many items from both the Hope MacDougall and Dunollie Collections. We do try our best to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle and museum are within walking distance of Oban town centre - go towards north pier and keep walking along the promenade past St Columba’s cathedral. Lovely views across Oban bay from the promenade and castle grounds. interesting museum in the old house.More

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

Dear Christine H, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed taking in the stunning views across Oban Bay from the castle ruin and managed to explore some of the ancient collections...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Nice quaint tour of castle ruins and Victorian (and earlier) home and grounds, easy walk from town centre en route to beachesMore

Thank Bruce L
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Gillian C, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Bruce L, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Dunollie, it is lovely to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Best Wishes Gillian Marketing...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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