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Distance from Oban: 1 miles
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  • Open: 31st March - 29th October Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm / Sundays 12pm-5pm (see website for winter opening hours)
  • Tariff: Adults: £6.00 Child (5 -15): £3.00 Under 5's: Free Concessions: £5.00 Family (2Ad + 2Ch): £16.00
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  • Accessibility: Unassisted Wheelchair Access
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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

Your Journey of Discovery Starts Here... 

For more than 1000 years, the Clan Chiefs and Lords of Lorn ruled large areas of Argyll & the Isles of Dunollie. Today it remains the ancestral home of the Clan MacDougall. 

The 1745 House Museum - Discover the Laird's House which holds the fascinating history of the MacDougall family and servant's quarters. Includes the new exhibition for 2018 "My Dear Papa" which showcases a century of childhood at Dunollie.

Explore Dunollie's enchanting woodlands. Follow the Woodland Trail past the World of Trees and venture along to the Raven Knoll.  There you will find the spectacular Willow Hall. Continue on the trail to meet some mystical characters in the Faerie Garden

Visit the Castle Ruin and experience the breath-taking views across Oban Bay. 

Have a peek inside the Weaving Cottage to see a 19th century working loom. You may even find some of our volunteer weavers at work! 

Browse specially selected products within The Draper's Shop. Purchase gifts from Dunollie's exclusive tartan collection or take a handmade souvenier home for a loved one. 

Stop off at the environmentally friendly Kettle Garden Cafe for delicious snacks, home baking and refreshments with outdoor seating. 

Daily Activities: 

Guided Tours:  Mon - Sat  10.30 am or 2.30 pm 

Piping at the Castle: Sun 2.30 pm 

Childrens Explorer Trail (aimed at ages 5 - 12) Self led and available daily. 


Most of the site is accessible for wheelchair users, however the upper level of the museum and castle unfortunately are not. These areas may also be difficult to reach for some with mobility issues. More information on accessibility is available on our website. 


Dunollie is dog friendly however we do ask you furry friend is kept on a lead whilst visiting the site. 


Dunollie is a 2 minute drive from the centre of oban. Heading North, follow the signs for Ganavan. 

Exploring on foot? Dunollie is a pleasant 30 minute stroll along the seafront from the town centre. Join the Dunollie Woodland Trail across from the War Memorial before reaching the entrance to Dunollie Musuem, Castle & Grounds. 



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  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
  • Dunollie House
  • Oban
  • Argyll
  • PA34 5TT
  • Contact: Jane Isaacson
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1631 570550