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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.


Learn about Oban's medieval history on a walking tour with Michelle. It's one of the best things to do in Oban and the best way to familiarise you with the town Get in touch to ask about your walking tour in Oban with Imagine Alba Day Tours.


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