Dog Friendly Days Out

Dundonald Castle

Dundonald, Ayrshire

Dundonald Castle in Dundonald offers a fantastic dog-friendly day out. Nestled in a tranquil, rural landscape in Ayrshire, we are one of Scotlandís best-kept secrets.

The 14th Century hilltop fortified ruin offers a wonderful glimpse into a unique historical treasure. The castle was originally the home to Scots King Robert II, grandson of Robert the Bruce and even has historic links to the Stewart dynasty and the Cochrane family.

This majestic ruin boasts barrel-vaulted ceilings and enjoy stunning coastal views. The Castle Team offers fascinating stories and rare finds from the siteís 2000-year-old past. Children will also love learning about the castleís rich history which is presented for all ages, through initiatives in education, archaeology, events and exhibitions. The grounds are accessible all year round, however, those wishing to visit inside Dundonald Castle would have to book in advance through our website.

The Dundonald Visitor Centre has an engaging exhibition and a newly installed museum grade display case and superb models showing the settlements evolution over time. Children will have lots of fun wearing the dress-up clothes accessories. Within our visitor centre is a charming cafe which serves hot drinks, sweet treats and soup to sit-in or takeaway. On a sunny day, you can enjoy a lovely coffee or tea on the outside seating area whilst savouring the breathtaking views.

Please note that although dogs are not allowed inside the Visitor Centre itself, dogs are very welcome onsite and can be taken inside the castle, as long as you make sure they are under control and any mess is cleared up.

For more information please visit our website.

Rates: Please see website.
Open dates: Daily from 11pm to 4am, closed Wednesday.
Telephone: 01563 851489Email: [email protected]Website: https://www.dundonaldcastle.org.uk
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