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Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel

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Visit the mighty stronghold of the ‘Kings of the Isles’ where Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald was believed to have been held in prisoner. On an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban stands the remains of one of the oldest stone...more
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Lochavulin Drive, Oban PA37 1QA, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 April 2008

This castle is in great condition but not too polished. It's located on a dramatic point. Worth a peek inside. Parking is easy.

2  Thank Larry917
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 January 2017

All signage advises that the castle site is open all year. Well ... it was thoroughly and securely locked up for the who;e 30-40 minutes I was there. At least 10-12 entry funds were lost because (I believe) the staff member was on lunch. What...More

3  Thank Helene M
ByHistoricScotland, Owner at Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Helene, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel. We were sorry to hear that you and your guests were unable to gain access. The site is closed Thursday & Fridays in winter (Oct-Mar) and also daily...More

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All reviews business park flora macdonald an industrial estate historic scotland information boards bonnie prince charlie high walls explorer pass worth a visit scottish history car park lovely location small exhibition short visit small shop gift shop sunny day
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing to see, waste of money, hardly anything going on inside. Just a bare area with some fallen down bricks.

Thank Sairamac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. The scenery is breathtaking from atop the ramparts. There are still some original features looking up from the kitchen area. The first floor fireplace has a lovely carved back plate. There are plenty of information notices giving historical events to give...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Beautiful castle and chapel in beautiful grounds. View all around outstanding- you can see why it was built originally. Car park free. Shop good at beginning- not very clear where you need to pay to get in- needs to be more obvious as was in...More

Thank joannaA5689221
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Worth a visit if you love a castle. Besides the history, it also has the bonus of beautiful scenery, a bay nearby, and an atmospheric chapel ruin in the nearby woods. Loved being up on the battlements taking in the views and historical information boards....More

Thank ekeliloves
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The walk from the car park is beautiful - there is a marina to the right and lovely grounds to the left. The castle is well documented on the information boards around the site. The access to the castle ruin is not bad. I really...More

1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

During our stay in Oban we did a short visit to this Castle, which was nearly closed, since we were late. Pity we could not visit inside, certainly reading the history on the shiled outside.

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely castle and a great place to visit in a really lovely setting. There are info boards and the museum bit gives lots of interesting information. It a lovely place to while away an hour or so, especially in a nice day.

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

While this is only a small castle ruin it is really interesting and very well presented. The background story and the booklet provide a great insight into the history of the castle. The “ruins” are in sufficiently good condition that you can get a good...More

Thank FC021956
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

You can’t get the full measure of Scotland from any one historical site. Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel gives you a small piece of the puzzle that forms Scotland’s rich tapestry. Special thanks to the friendly and helpful staff, Angela in particular, who not only gave...More

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

First of all the welcome was very helpful and nice (even thought the weather was very ... Scottish). The walk around the ruins was a nice moment with enough explanation just tonguve the highlights without saturation. After the visit of castle, a little path walks...More

1  Thank Chris P
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Response from Suzie_G07 | Reviewed this property |
Access within the castle limited, but grounds fine