Calling all Scottish history enthusiasts! Do you want to explore some of the sites that are hugely important in the formation of this small nation? If so, Dunstaffnage Castle and chapel is the perfect site for you. Come and feast your eyes on the home of the MacDougall clan, built around 1240. This site is important in the context of Scottish history because it was captured by the famous Robert the Bruce in 1308! While under the control of the MacDougal’s the site was pivotal in the turbulent times of Scottish and Norwegian battles over control of the Hebrides.

How do I get to Dunstaffnage Castle from Glasgow?

From Glasgow Central you can get the train to Oban, from there, you can get the 405 bus towards Barcaldine. The Castle is a short walk from the MacCallum Court stop.

The Castle also played host to a famous heroine in Scotland’s story. Flora MacDonald had helped Bonnie Prince Charlie of the Redcoats flee to the Isle of Skye following a defeat. For her crimes, she was held at Dunstaffnage before being sent to the Tower of London in 1746. These are of course just some of the stories that these walls have to tell, and the best way to grasp them is to feast your eyes on this beautiful site. The Castle is open from 10 am-4 pm daily. However, from the 1st of October to the 31st of March, it opens Tuesday to Saturday at the same time. So why not make your way down and immerse yourself in the fascinating history that this site has to offer?

  • Adult admission starts from £6
  • Gift shop
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Tea and Coffee self-service
  • Visitor Centre


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