Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the History of Clan MacDougall. Explore our enchanting woodland grounds,visit our 1745 Museum House with its social history collection and stunning 'Women of Dunollie' textile collection.Walk up to the Castle Ruins and be stunned by the view stretching far and wide accross Oban bay and the Isles.
Discover the 1745 Laird's House which holds the fascinating history of the the MacDougall Family and Servants Quarters, including our temporary "Women of Dunollie" exhibition featuring some of the most beautiful pieces from our textile collection. Visit the Castle Ruin and take in stunning views across Oban Bay.Explore Dunollie's enchanting woodland spaces; Woodland Trail, World of Trees, the spectacular Willow Hall and mischevious Faerie Garden.
Traces of human activity can be found to go back as far as 8000 years in Dunollie. Strategically located with views accross the bay stretching far into the isles it has been key in controlling Argyll. Whilst there is arechaological evidence for previous structures from the time of the Kingdom of Dal Riada, the current castle was built as a stronghold for the ancient and powerful Clan MacDougall in the 12th and 15th centuries. It is one of the rare sites in Scotland which remains until this day in the hands of the same family, as the Clan seat and ancestral home the MacDougalls.
The Museum, Castle and Grounds provide an exciting journey of discovery, where visitors of all ages can learn about the history of the castle, the noble MacDougall family and life on the west coast of Scotland through exciting exhibitions and displays. Do read our reviews on TripAdvisor and visit our website to find the latest news on our activities and book your space. We offer guided tours, site access tickets, exciting children's workshops and more!
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