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Dundonald castle is located in a village in Scotland called Dundonald which lies between Kilmarnock and Troon. Traveling from either direction you will find it very easy to locate ads it is well sign posted and also buses that run to right outside it. It is a beautiful ruin of a castle surrounded by scenic countryside.
Anybody interested in Scottish history will enjoy it or even just to enjoy beautiful sights this will be a good trip for you. It is not a full days trip out i would say around 2 hours needed. When taken on a tour they explain in detail floor by floor each part of the castle with its history. There is information located on the walls and boards all around with a further insight in to the long history of the sight. I believe the price for the tour is good value for money.Its not often busy so you get a good chance
to look around at everything in detail.
The tour last around 45 minutes which then leaves you a good amount of time to explore the castle yourself and maybe have a bite to eat at the cafe. This can be found in the visitors center located at the bottom of the hill. This has a cafe and exhibition of models of the castle in all 3 states. The prices for food and drink are very reasonable.
Many events can be held here weddings, school trips and as it such a beautiful and historic place its sure to be interesting and unique. They also hold a medieval day which varies in date each year but is normally held in August
For guided tours and entry to the castle the visitors center is open from 10am to 5pm with last enter being 4.30 pm. Entrance and guided tour cost £3.50 per adult and £ 3 for children. children under 5 are free. These are available between April and October each year.
I would defiantly recommend for anyone looking to find out about such a lovely part of history and as a affordable trip out.
This fortified tower house was built for Robert II in 1371.