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Tours and Activities


Guided Tours of Dunollie

Monday to Friday at 11.30pm and 2pm


Follow one of our Tour Guides and immerse yourself in Dunollie's History from the Iron age, to Somerled and the birth of the Clan MacDougall, throughout the Jacobite uprisings and until the present day.


Tours last approximately 1 hour and take place almost entirely outdoors.

Please note, the second half of the Tour involves going up the steep castle path. 

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Piping at the Castle

Sundays at 1.30pm.

Every week, we are joined by a young, talented piper who plays the bagpipes by Dunollie's Castle Ruin: An unforgettable Highland experience.

Depending on the weather, this may also take place beside the 1745 House Museum, so that you may be sheltered from the elements.

The piping lasts approximately 30 min. 

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Hope Behind the Lens: Temporary Exhibition

Sunday- Friday, 10am-4pm

 Discover 20th century Argyll as captured by Hope MacDougall, daughter of Clan MacDougall's 29th Chief and a talented photographer who used her skill to document our region, its people and their activities throughout her lifetime. 

Under Water

Pirates, Mermaids and the Ocean: A Family Day Out

Saturday 30th September, 11am-3pm

 Join us for our first ever ocean themed family event. Take part in our treasure hunt, do some craft activities as you explore the site and listen to new stories about pirates and mermaids and learn about our marine environment through educational workshops. Fancy dress is recommended!


Halloween at Dunollie: A Spooky Family Day Out

Sunday 29th October,

11am -3pm


Celebrate Halloween with your family at Dunollie! Discover the decorations all around the site whilst your attempt our scary Halloween trail, take part in lots of fun seasonal activities and enjoy spookelicious snacks from the Kettle Garden Cafe!

Fancy dress is recommended.


Christmas Singalong
at Dunollie

Friday 24th November,



 Join local band, The Antics in Dunollie’s enchanting woodland grounds and sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes. Sing your heart out, explore the fairy lit winter wonderland around you and enjoy festive drinks from our pop up bar and Christmas market style hot dogs, soup and home-baking from the Kettle Garden Café.


Cofaidh is Cabadaich: Gaelic Conversation Sessions 

On the first Tuesday of each month, from 11am-12.30pm

This informal Gaelic conversation session is a lovely way to practice your spoken Gaelic whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. All ages and levels of fluency are welcome.

Email if you would like to take part.

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Dunollie After Dark:
Ghost Tours 

Saturday 28th October, 5.30-9pm 

Make your way to Dunollie on an October night for an event that will send chills down your spine. Follow our tour guide up to Dunollie castle in the dark and hear the ghost stories we had so far kept hidden from the public. If you make it back, visit the bar and to enjoy some comforting Halloween food from the Kettle Garden Café.

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Dunollie Presents... The Hebridean Baker

Saturday 18th November,


Join us for a magical winter’s night and meet the Hebridean Baker. Take part in a relaxed evening with Gaelic songs and Hebridean stories in conversation with Peter MacQueen and Coinneach MacLeod. Enjoy Christmas-market style nibbles from the Kettle Garden Café and its winter drinks menu,


Dunollie Makes Christmas

Sunday 26th November,


Get in the Christmas spirit and and join us for a magical family day out . Take part  in Christmas craft activities, explore Dunollie’s enchanting woodland grounds turned winter wonderland to complete our Christmas trail and you might even meet Santa! The Kettle Garden Café will be serving festive homebaking and a lunch menu .

*Please Note: The path to the castle is steep and requires a reasonable level of fitness

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