Dunstaffnage Castle

Just north of Oban and seaward of the mouth of Loch Etive is 13th century Dunstaffnage Castle, built on an ancient stronghold of the kingdom of Dál Riata.

Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban is one of Scotland’s oldest stone castles, built by the powerful Clan MacDougall, Lords of Lorn and held since the 15th century by Clan Campbell. The castle is believed to have held the Stone of Destiny, the block used in the coronation of Scottish monarchs, before its transfer to Scone Palace and is linked with Robert the Bruce and Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald. There is an exhibition and gift shop on site, and wonderful views over the Firth of Lorn.

Visit Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel on a day tour from Oban with Imagine Alba's historian guide. See Argyll's best sites and hidden gems in a luxury vehicle with a dram of whisky. Just sit back, relax and let us do all the planning and driving! Get in touch to ask about your bespoke day tour from Oban with Imagine Alba Day Tours.

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