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Harbour with small boats.


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

Anchorage, Dunure

The Anchorage has a charming cosy interior with real fires for that homely feel and a sunny enclosed beer garden to enjoy a pint and a quality meal from our extensive menu. We are open Wednesday to Sunday serving a wide selection of fresh seafood, steak...

See and Do

Dunure Castle

Dunure Castle

Dunure Castle sits perched on a cliff above the pretty fishing village of Dunure. In 1357, it was claimed by the Kennedys of Carrick, and was described as ‘a grate and pleasand strong house, the most ancient habitation of the su...
Dunure beach with castle in background

Dunure Beach

Dunure has a lovely little harbour, overlooked by a historic ruined castle, which clings to the cliff above. The village is an old fishing village, where charming cottages surround the harbour area, but which is now used only by pleasure craft. The b...


Dunure Festival of the Sea
Saturday 13 August
1pm - 11pm
Family friendly event

Dunure Festival of the Sea

Dunure’s Festival of the Sea is a wonderful celebration of music and seafood. Enjoy live music and Open Mic, Captain Jack Sparrow, The Mermaids, Children’s Entertainer, Rowing Skif. Licensed Bar and BBQ, The Ghillie Dhu Mobile Scullery, Flaming In...

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