Oban can feel a bit claustrophobic on summer weekends, so on a busy day it might be wise to head up the coast road to the north. Dunollie Castle sits perches precariously on a rocky bluff overlooking the main ferry routes out of Oban Bay. The estate is currently a good option for escaping the crowds despite gradually becoming better known; the visitor experience is low-key, but several aspects add up to quite a lot. As well as the ruined castle, newer Dunollie House (dating to 1745) is now a museum about the MacDougall clan, with an old weaving cottage and woodland walks also open to visitors.
|[Dunollie Castle seen from the ferry to Mull (24/7/17)]|
📌 Dunollie ★★★☆☆
Location: Off Ganavan Road, a mile north of Oban, G.R.: NM 852315 ///economics.missions.ruin
Open (2019): Daily, April to late October
Cost (2019): £6 (adults), £3 (children)
|[The castle's ivy looked charming, but was damaging the stonework and was removed during 2016]|
|[Excellent views over busy Oban Bay and Kerrera (middle) from the castle]|