Standing watch over the entrance to Oban Bay is the brooding 15th century tower ruin of Dunollie, ancestral home of the Clan MacDougall, where a fortification has stood on this impressive 90-foot promontory for at least 1,5000 years. Today, at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, you can discover the history of Argyll through an ancient clan while you enjoy the landscaped grounds.
An 18th century house sitting within the beautiful historic gardens serves as a museum dedicated to Oban and MacDougall history, and guided tours take place twice a day Monday through Saturday. Weaving demonstrations, piping performances, children’s events and Gaelic language teas are just some of the activities that you can catch throughout the season. While you are there, take time out for a spot of lunch at The Kettle Café, which serves delicious light bites and cakes using local produce and inspired by the castle.