The original Dunimarle Castle is now a ruin, but adjacent to it stands an 18th-century building, borrowing its name, constructed by the Erskine family. The house was rebuilt by R & R Dickson in 1839. It has a good library. Until recently it had some fine art which is now found on temporary loan to the National Galleries museum at Duff House, near Banff, North East Scotland.

From 1575, Dunimarle Castle had a coal mine in operation run by Sir George Bruce. The mine had a tunnel that led down to the nearby River Forth, which is some 30 meters below, this was so that the coal could be loaded onto ships. The mine was abandoned in the early 17th century and the tunnel filled in.



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Founded: 1575
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Claudia Wrinkleman (3 years ago)
We got married here on 31/10/2020 and would highly recommend this as a venue. It is beautiful, the staff are so friendly and helpful and our day was perfect. There are also garden tours which I would also recommend as the place is just stunning and a lot of work has went into making the castle and gardens what it is today.
Sasha Olenina (3 years ago)
Nice castle, little coffee/tea/snacks cabin is open. Entry by donation. Nice view. Several benches and tables to enjoy the view.
Derek Reid (3 years ago)
Great day out at the pumpkin hunt. Kids lived it as did the four adults in our party. Really brilliant effort from the guys at Dunimarle to let families enjoy a day out in a wonderful setting.
Carole Bishop (3 years ago)
Attended with grandchildren for Pumpkin Hunt and we all had a fantastic time following the trail through the gardens to find the pumkins. Much appreciated coffee at the end from yellow cafe. So well thought out especially this year.
Stuart Pownall (3 years ago)
We visited the castle for the first time to follow the pumpkin trail with our children. It's a fantastic place, great views from the courtyard, wonderful walks through the gardens and nature trail and the children had a great time hunting out the pumpkins. (Would be amazing at night). Any plans to open the doors of this amazing castle? Children would have liked some toilet facilities but an excellent and enjoyable morning.
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