Dundonald Castle; Scotland.

Dundonald Castle; Scotland.

As most of you know Jamie and I planned and booked a weekend trip to Berlin – but we are complete dafties and missed our flight! πŸ˜‚ Honestly, we woke up later than what we should have and then got held up at the security department haha. Anyway, we missed the flight and needed to plod along home feeling blue!

We decided to have a relaxing weekend instead and I managed to convince Jad to take a little trek up to Dundonald Castle.

It was still pretty cold and snowy so we only planned a small trip to the castle. We headed to the Visitor Centre and bought some tickets – which by the way you really don’t need to do πŸ˜‚ seriously, we spent Β£9 and were in the castle for 10mins tops!! I think you only need to pay if you are having a tour guide, which we didn’t do.

We then started the small walk up the pretty steep hill and it tired me out!! You all know I am a keen hillwalker but due to being a little under the weather recently this hill killed me haha! Need to get my fitness back!! πŸ‘πŸΌ

We stopped for some snaps outside of the castle and then made our way into to castle!

Inside the castle was still orignial brick work which I loved. It also had little signs to show where things would be, e.g. the grand hall banquet table!

There was a large spiral staircase that took us up to a large open area and helped us see through the original window slits.

I had a great time exploring a new nearby castle and hope to visit a lot more in the future!

Have you visited Dundonald Castle? Or have you been in any other Scottish Castles?

– Amanda x

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32 Comments

  1. February 21, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Looks great! I’ve only visited Edinburgh and Stirling Castles so far in Scotland, but I do enjoy rambling around an old castle. Not a bad alternative to Berlin!

    • amandadunn1691
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      February 21, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      I thought so too πŸ™‚ hopefully get to Berlin one day soon thiugh! πŸ™‚πŸ’™ xxx

  2. Monica Lynn
    February 21, 2018 / 10:06 am

    This only makes me want to save up and travel to the United Kingdom even more. These photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

    • amandadunn1691
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚πŸ’™ yeah the UK is amazing, I’m biased but Scotland is the best haha xx

  3. February 21, 2018 / 9:56 am

    You know, I’ve never been to Scotland and I need to do something about that! Sorry to hear about your flight, but I’m glad you still had a good day at the castle.

    • amandadunn1691
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Yeahh defo pop up if you ever get the chance πŸ™‚ ahhh don’t worry about the flight, I’m just a big dafty haha! Xxx

  4. February 21, 2018 / 9:48 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland! One day maybe!!

    • amandadunn1691
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      February 21, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Defo should! It’s an amazing country πŸ™‚πŸ’™

  5. February 21, 2018 / 9:43 am

    I loved this post! Scotland is definitely on my list! Looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    • amandadunn1691
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment πŸ™‚ there are so many gorgeous places in Scotland so defo visit if you get the chance xxx

  6. February 21, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Lovely photos! I have never been to Scotland, but I would love to visit one day!
    I’ve been to several castles in Denmark though! My favorite is Kronborg Castle!

    • amandadunn1691
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      February 21, 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Ahh wow!! I would love to visit Denmark πŸ™‚ especially to see the Little Mermaid haha! If you ever get the chance to visit Scotland do it πŸ’™

  7. Grace
    February 21, 2018 / 9:01 am

    This looks amazing – like so so much fun! I absolutely love castles, they’re so interesting to visit and have a look around. I really want to visit Scotland, It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit but not gotten around to x

    • amandadunn1691
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      February 21, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      You defo should πŸ™‚ let me know if you are heading up and I’ll tell you where to go! πŸ™‚πŸ’™ xx

  8. February 21, 2018 / 8:25 am

    What beautiful architecture! I’ve never been to a Scottish castle myself, but my dad and his biker gang has slept over at one near Loch Ness, supposedly haunted and all but they thought it was fun. x

    • amandadunn1691
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      February 21, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Ahh that sounds amazing!! Love the fact your dad has a biker gang too ha! πŸ™‚

  9. February 20, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Ohhh I love you sharing bits of Scotland. As you know, its very much on my wish list this year. I blooming love visiting castles. I love the stories they could tell, and imagining how they lived. Warwick Castle is one of my favourite as they have rooms set up etc. Love it. Thanks for sharing xx

    • amandadunn1691
      Author
      February 20, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Ahhh I would love to visit Warwick Castle! Defo need to put it on the list!! πŸ™‚πŸ’™

  10. chomeusewithachou
    February 19, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    What a shame you missed your flight! Good on you to make the most of the weekend anyway and find a different adventure instead. I have only ever been to Edinburgh castle and the castle from Macbeth (Cawdor castle I think?) in Scotland (I am an English southerner).

    • amandadunn1691
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks so much for the positive comment – I really tried to make the most of being home haha! Edinburgh Castle is beautiful!! Lots of cool castles in England too! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™‚ xxxx

    • amandadunn1691
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      February 19, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Send a link to your page so I can nosey πŸ™‚πŸ’™

      • chomeusewithachou
        February 21, 2018 / 6:12 pm

        There are hundreds everywhere in the UK. It’s great! My page is https://chomeusewithachou.wordpress.com but you’ve just commented on my latest post in any case πŸ˜‰

        • amandadunn1691
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          February 21, 2018 / 6:45 pm

          Yesss I found it thankfully πŸ™‚ followed babe xxxx

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