The Castle Ruin
Once a strategic vantage point for the Kings of Dalriada and the Lords of Lorn, the castle now provides an emotive local icon attracting visitors from all over the world.
It is a fascinating subject of research and learning and offers the most magnificent views of Oban, down the sounds of Kerrera and across the Firth of Lorn to Mull and Iona.
Dunollie Castle is architecturally and historically important.
Initially the centre of the early medieval Dalriadic Kingdom of Lorn, the site was later appropriated by the MacDougall lordship, commanding the harbourage in Oban Bay and the maritime route ways through the Inner Hebrides and the Mouth of Loch Etive.
Around 10 years ago, the castle was gifted into Trust by the MacDougall family to preserve if for future generations to come.