About Dunure

Picture-perfect Dunure is a must-see destination on the Ayrshire tourist trail. Clamber around the rocks beside an ancient castle that clings to a cliff overlooking a pretty harbour, enjoy the Dunure Labyrinth, or just relax with photo opportunities everywhere.  

Dunure Castle was the original home of the Kennedys of Carrick, who ruled over much of South West Scotland. Its story is steeped in medieval history, from gory tales of intrigue, torture and daring escape, to royal visits from Mary Queen of Scots.  

At the harbour, you can enjoy something to eat, or an ice cream as you soak up the sunshine. Fish, enjoy a dip in the sea, or just appreciate the unique atmosphere that inspired the crew of TV’s Outlander to transform Dunure into one of their most notable locations.

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Eat and Drink

Mussels and fries


The Anchorage has a charming cosy interior with real fires for that homely feel and a sunny enclosed beer garden...


A fireplace next to a cabin with rocking chairs

Mount Freedom Cabins

Mount Freedom Cabins are three, beautifully designed, cosy log cabins have been built with relaxation in mind. Set on the...

Things To Do

Castle ruins on a hill looking out to sea.

Dunure Castle

Dunure Castle sits perched on a cliff above the pretty fishing village of Dunure. In 1357, it was claimed by the Kennedys...
Dunure beach with castle in background

Dunure Beach

Dunure beach is mainly rock and shingle, but the rocks are perfect for climbing, exploring and studying rock pools. If...

What's On

Banner with colourful text that reads Dunure Festival of the Sea against a blue background.
Saturday 24 August 2024
1pm - 11pm

Dunure Festival of the Sea

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