Argyll & Bute | Oban | Museum & castle | ★★★

[Dunollie Estate]

Oban can feel a bit claustrophobic on summer weekends; 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)]

Location & info

📌 Dunollie ★★★
Off Ganavan Road, 1 mi north of Oban, G.R.: NM 852315 ///economics.missions.ruin
Open daily, April to late October (2019) | £6 adult / £3 child (2019)

[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]


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