For more than 1000 years Clan Chiefs and Lords of Lorn ruled large areas of Argyll and the Isles from Dunollie. Today Dunollie Castle remains the seat and ancestral home of Clan MacDougall and stands as an iconic monument to the history of the area. Standing guard over Oban Bay, the superbly located museum and castle provide an exciting journey of discovery for visitors.
Learn about the fascinating history of the castle, the noble MacDougall family and life on the west coast of Scotland through exciting exhibitions and displays for all ages.
Explore the Castle and historic grounds with woodland walks, gardens and stunning views over Kerrera, North Lorn and to the islands beyond.
Discover the enchanting Dunollie Woodland Trail with its fascinating stories of woodland life and folklore leading you to the mysterious hidden Willow Garden.
Refresh with Dunollie's very own delicious home-made soups, sandwiches and cakes and relax while you browse our selection of beautiful, locally made gifts!
Dunollie is also the home of the renowned Hope MacDougall Collection. With over 5,000 objects gathered by the late family clan member, largely from around the local area, the collection forms a diverse, quirky and fascinating record of the region's social history. Photographs, letters and momentoes abound, providing an intimate insight into the ordinary lives of local people. The Hope MacDougall collection is a truly special resource for visitors and local historians alike.
So why not come and soak up the unique Dunollie experience and take away a fascinating insight into the local area and one of Scotland's most historically important Clans!