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Dunstaffnage Castle (HS)

By Dunbeg, Near Oban

From the rugged battlements of this strategically sited castle you can see how it once dominated Loch Etive. Outside the ramparts lie a ruined chapel, well-kept grounds and pebbly beaches with views to Mull, Lismore and Morvern.

Built by Duncan MacDougall in the 1200s, the castle was captured by Robert the Bruce in 1309. Flora MacDonald was imprisoned here after helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape Scotland. The three-storey gatehouse built around 1500 is now open to visitors.

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Opening Times

April to September, 9.30am - 5.30pm. October to March, 10.00am - 4.00pm, closed Thursday and Friday.

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Rating

Visit Scotland
4 Stars

Contact

Dunstaffnage Castle (HS)

By Dunbeg
Near Oban
Argyll
PA37 1PZ
Phone: 01631 562 465
Email: customer@hes.scot
Website: http://www.historicenvironment.s...
Dunstaffnage Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk

Directions

Near Dunbeg, 3m north of Oban off the A85

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