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Dunans Castle

Glendaruel PA22 3AD, Scotland
+44 1369 510511
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A tour set in the grounds of Dunans Castle. A-listed bridge, B-listed castle and a fantastic restoration project set in wonderful policies. Booking is necessary.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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Glendaruel PA22 3AD, Scotland
+44 1369 510511
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Somem friends from Canada purchased the land package & as they were over visiting us we took the tour with them , it was fantastic , Lovely to meet Chales who is clearly very passionate about the restoration project . No guessing at what my...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Having been bought a square foot of Scottish heritage as a birthday present, it was incumbent of me to book a visit to locate and inspect my piece of land. Having travelled some considerable distance, our satnav took us straight to the property where we...More

1  Thank lavabread
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to meet you Lavabread, and glad you were able to redress the balance for your Viking ancestors!

Reviewed August 16, 2017

My five friends were bought the gift of a small plot of land at the Castle of Dunans. These gifts were bought by a mutual friend. The monies paid were/are to help restore the Castle. An excellent idea. Our French friend travelled over to see...More

1  Thank motherboard r
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to make this comment Motherboard r. We're sorry that you felt so disappointed with your visit, and that you had come so far with such an outcome. Your support for the project is very welcome, and we do try to...More

Reviewed July 15, 2017

After receiving my "plot" of land for Christmas and discovering I was now a Lady I was happy to get the chance to visit Dunans Castle in July. We booked the 1 hour tour and were pleasantly surprised to get a very good tour of...More

Thank Kimberly F
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Thanks for your review Kimberly! Now that you know the lay of the land, as it were, you can find out the exact location of your plot using our plot-finder app which is available under 'plots' at the Scottish Laird website. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

I bought my wife a plot of land within Dunan's castle and so we had to give it a visit . The scene is rather spectacular even if the castle is a burnt out ruin , there is though plenty to see . It was...More

Thank Mark R
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thanks for your review Mark! We're working hard to get that burned out ruin back on it's feet! Appointments to visit and our fabulous guided tours can be booked at our online store - search under Scottish Laird and look for 'Bookings'. Please note, because...More

Reviewed December 28, 2016

Yes okay,so I'm one of I don't know how many thousands of Lairds & Ladies of Dunans but Colin our friendly, funny and very knowledgeable guide made the small group of us feel very special, despite pouring rain and a plague of midges (he had...More

Thank Chimaera60
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2017

Thanks so much for your view, we really appreciate it and hope to see you at the bothy this year! Many thanks, Charles

Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited the castle when it was closed but we walked and saw it around (not much more to see) as we had driving long enough not to see it!! It is a shame to have this beautiful place destroyed :( Sorry, I can't find...More

1  Thank Angielondonct
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2016

Many thanks Angie! We're obviously not able to provide tours November to March inclusive because of the inclement conditions. If you do decide to come please contact us through the Scottish Laird website or book using the link on the front page. We're always delighted...More

Reviewed September 29, 2016

When we were to visit this area and Dunans Castle we took advantage of joining the thousands before us to become a Laird and Lady of Caisteal Dunanans. This entitled us to a complimentary guided tour of the ruins and to hear about the propose...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a very quirky way to ensure that we do not lose all of our heritage to property developers as for a moderate sum you purchase a square foot of the land around the castle and this also allows you to use the title...More

Thank Michael L
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2016

Thanks for your review Michael L. - really appreciated! Suffice to say, the plans are encapsulated in Robin Kent's excellent "Conservation Plan for Dunans" published in 2014 and available on our website! We're committed to a public building - one in which our Lairds and...More

Reviewed September 24, 2016

the castle itself was gutted by fire some years ago but restoration work is in the pipeline unfortunately this will take a long time to come to fruition the Thomas Telford bridge is amazing and also needs extensive restoration and strengthening to allow heavier vehicles...More

Thank michael c
CharlesDS, Owner at Dunans Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

Thanks so much for this review Michael! Colin will be pleased when he hears you enjoyed the tour so much!

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May 20, 2017|
Response from CharlesDS | Property representative |
Hi there! Every Laird or Lady is entitled to bring a partner for free - please book at the Scottish Laird website under 'bookings'. Many thanks, Charles
Heather M
July 10, 2016|
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Response from CharlesDS | Property representative |
Hi Heather & Bob, There are over 200K supporting the restoration in one form or another - which is wonderful because it means that once the castle is fully restored we will be full for many years!! Hope that helps and look... More
Wanita H
January 27, 2016|
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Response from sarah894 | Reviewed this property |
its definitely not a scam, the one off payment is for a foot of land, certificate of title and regular newsletters. If you are in the area you can have a free tour of the castle. We view it more like a charity donation... More