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Dark Ages fort where the early kings of Scotland were crowned.
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| 2m south of Kilmartin off the A816, Lochgilphead, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where the first kings of Scotland ruled. It is a 10 minute stroll from the free carpark to the summit, from which there are extensive views to the West over the Moine Mhor and Crinan Canal. There are plenty of information boards explaining...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank charliesL5036VZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hilltop iron age fort was the seat of the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada, linked with Ireland and the kings of Dalriada were crowned here. There is a footprint mark in the stone where the kings would stand to survey their lands and kingdom and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank David T
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

What a place so steeped in history and well worth the walk up the not too distant hill to the top. The views from the top lovely and luckily we had a nice sunny day to take it all in. We all had a blast...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank humptydumpty64
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We are local to the area and have been up Dunadd every year since childhood and now visit often with our children who love the climb and views from the top. Plenty of information on route and arrows to keep walkers on the easiest path.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rogie1282
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

If you have a spare hour, go and find out about the ancient kings of Scotland that were once crowned here. Beautiful countryside and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MarkLynchburg
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The walk was at times quite difficult although not too ong. The information boards on route to the top were absolutely fascinating as I had not realised the importance of this site. Once you reach the top the views are superb.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

This Iron Age fort is thought to have been the headquarters of the kings of the ancient kingdom of Dal Riada who were crowned here. The place has great historical significance even if very limited archaeology. The climb to the top is for the active...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Jane A
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Dunadd is the crucible of Dalriada, which consisted of Argyll, down the west and included parts of Ireland around the 6th century. There's a mystic quality to the place, much like the stone circles and artefacts that have been found in the area from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank 676JimF
Reviewed May 31, 2018

There is nothing really to see of the fort that used to be on the hill in ye olde days, but that doesn't matter. It is a fairly steep, but not overlong climb to the top and - on a good day - you are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank David R
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The climb to the top is difficult but definitely worth it. The views are beautiful and it's interesting to see the historical place where kings were crowned. I would highly recommend unless you're unable to make the climb. I would not recommend it for children.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank jillista
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From memory, it should be between 30 and 45 minutes.
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