Castle House Museum with fantastic views of the Clyde, and a fascinating range of exhibits, promoting the history of Dunoon, is a great place to visit.  Opened in 1998, the exhibits span from the early days of the town, right up to the days of the American fleet. The Castle House Museum opened in 1998 and has been run by Dunoon and Cowal Heritage trust, which is a recognised member of the independent association museums.

How do you get to Castle House in Dunoon?

If travelling from Glasgow, you can get the train from Glasgow Central to Gourock before hopping on a ferry to Dunoon Pier.

The castle gardens, are the perfect place for a picnic, where you can take in views of the Clyde. The castle itself was designed by David Hamilton in 1822, and its purpose was to provide a holiday home for the lord provost of Glasgow. There has been a castle on the site since the 12th century, where it was the seat of the Lord High Stewarts of Scotland. So, if you love history, architecture, and beautiful scenery – make your way down to the Castle House Museum in Dunoon and learn all about the area’s history.

  • Open from April
  • Gift shop
  • Toilet facilities

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