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Clan Donald Skye & The Museum of the Isles

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Address: Armadale Castle, Armadale IV458RS, Scotland
Phone Number: 441471844305
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Clan Donald Skye, the magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye...
Clan Donald Skye, the magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye, operated by the Clan Donald Lands Trust. Here you can enjoy an outstanding holiday experience in our self-catering lodges, explore the historic gardens and woodland trails around Armadale Castle, and learn about highland history in our fascinating Museum of the Isles.Visit us Visit our stunning historical Highland estate on Sleat, on the southern tip of the magical Isle of Skye. Wander through our historic gardens set around the imposing ruins of Armadale Castle, home of Clan Donald in the Isle of Skye. Explore our 40 acres of beautiful woodland walks. Learn about Highland history in our fascinating Museum of the Isles. Enjoy spectacular views over the sea to the majestic mountains of Knoydart. A day visit might not be enough.
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Lovely Gardens, but more needs to be made of the Castle!

Our first stop on Skye was Armadale Castle. This has the potential to be a lovely looking castle, and to a certain extent it is, but when we went there was what looked like the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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Dorrigo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Isle of Skye is one of those iconic places to visit if you are in the area. We visited the Clan Donald Centre as hubby is a McDonald. We were not disappointed. So much history in the history room and the grounds are just superb with lots of interesting trees and shrubs. The castle is a great place for... More 

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East Yorkshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For a couple of hours or more you can enjoy this visitor attraction. However if you are expecting to see 'gardens' you will be disappointed, the gardens are basically a little landscaping here and there, and those areas are rather neglected and rather uninspiring. However, the museum is historically interesting and can take a while to get around. I wasn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the Clan Donald centre and Museum of the Isles during our holiday this year on Skye. Felt it was over priced and not good value for money. The museum was disappointing compared to others we have visited and lacked any child friendly exhibits so made it difficult to keep our son entertained. Also expected to be able to actually... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our first stop on Skye was Armadale Castle. This has the potential to be a lovely looking castle, and to a certain extent it is, but when we went there was what looked like the frame for a greenhouse in one part of the castle which kinda ruined the romance a bit. The castle itself is just a shell and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Although the castle is a ruin, it's very picturesque. With beautiful gardens and an interesting museum, it's a nice way to spend a few hours breathing fresh air.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Well signposted to Clan Donald. The gardens are very interesting with woodland walks if you have time. That said, the woodland walks can be done without paying an admission fee. There are 2 but i did not have time to explore all. The Museum, for which you need to show your ticket, is very interesting. Full of Scotland and Clan... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely museum and castle ruin. Gardens are gorgeous. Scooters available for those with mobility issues.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We wished we'd had more time for this, but we had to get to the ferry.... The museum has an audioguide, which leads through much of the history relevant for the whole of Scotland. Children might get rather impatient, but I would have liked to spend about 2 hours in the museum. The gardens are pleasant with some interesting trees,... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We loved our visit to the museum and castle. The museum itself had the nicest staff and very interesting and informative exhibitions. We also walked around the park and could easily have spent a lot more time discovering different paths and sights.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The small museum was nice but not very impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds, enjoying the gardens, and Castle Armadale. Make sure to bring good walking shoes and a camera, the grounds offer numerous photo opportunities, even the ruins of the old laundry. Take in the view from the front of the castle. Breathtaking.

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Address: Armadale Castle, Armadale IV458RS, Scotland
Phone Number: 441471844305
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Armadale
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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