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Dunstaffnage Castle (HS) – Historic Sites & Monuments – Argyll & the Isles – Near Oban

Dunstaffnage Castle (HES)

Dunstaffnage Castle (HES)

A very fine 13th century castle, built on a rock. Nearby are the ruins of a chapel with beautiful architectural detailing.

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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Near Oban
PA37 1PZ

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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm


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