Dundonald Castle is in the village of Dundonald, a few miles from Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, West Scotland. The hill on which it stands has been settled in some way since the Bronze Age, and there is evidence of a hill fort there in the Iron Age, rebuilt a number of times and becoming home to King Robert II from the 14th Century.
Today it is maintained by Historic Environment Scotland and volunteers run the visitors’ centre.
The photograph above perfectly shows the castle’s defensive position on the top of the steep-sided hill, allowing its occupants a strategic advantage. This photograph is just one of a number of great shots by Dawn Marie who writes a fantastic blog called Love Exploring Scotland. Dawn Marie also posts her incredible drone footage on her site and I highly recommend her to you. Watch this to whet your appetite:
Geography Cat is very grateful to Jane for sending in the postcard of Dundonald Castle, thank you.