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Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel

Admire the mighty stronghold of the MacDougalls, built before 1240

Dunstaffnage Castle, one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland, is situated on top of an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban. The former stronghold of the MacDougalls, it was built around 1220 by Duncan MacDougall, the son of Earl Somerled, known also as the ‘King of the Isles.’ Dunstaffnage Castle was built at the height of the battle between Scotland and Norway over the control of the Hebrides. It was once also besieged by Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Independence.

Opening times:

29 March to 30 Sept

Daily, 9.30am to 4.30pm, Last entry 4pm


All year