The Dunure Inn is a small, family-run hotel situated in the picturesque fishing village of Dunure on Scotland's dramatic West coast. The Inn, nestled amongst the rocks under the Ruins of Dunure Castle, is home to The Dunure Inn restaurant.
The name of the village is derived from the Scots Gaelic phrase For "Yew Hill" or "Fort of the Yew Hill". The castle which was built by the Kennedy family in the 15th century, once hosted Mary Queen of Scots and was the setting for the gruesome tale of the roasting of the Commendator of the Abbey of Crossraguel.
The beehive-shaped building in the grounds of the castle is a pigeon loft or ‘doocot", which would have housed hundreds of birds providing the Castle with meat and eggs. The village harbour was improved to Its current state in the early 1800s by the Earl of Cassillis, a descendant of the same Kennedys that built the nearby castle hundreds of years earlier.
The breath taking location provides the cue for The Dunure Inn's Seafood menu, inspired by the fresh catches landed just a stone's throw from the front door; our kitchen team is passionate about using the finest ingredients to create delicious dishes. All tastes are catered for and each week the best produce, from locally-landed Lobster and Langoustines to fillets of fish from far-flung oceans, is sourced to create a mouth-watering menu of special seafood.
Comfortable and well-appointed en-suite rooms with views over the charming harbour are also available.