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Clan Donald Skye & The Museum of the Isles

Armadale Castle, Armadale, Scotland
01471 844 305
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Armadale
Type: History Museums, Castles, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The castle is a ruin, and not worth any admission fees. The museum is dull, but the grounds are beautiful, especially if you are into gardening, and the views across to Knoydart are superb.

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We made a quick visit to Skye from the mainland and and identified Armadale Castle as a place for lunch and somewhere to let the boys burn off some energy. It achieved our objectives quite nicely. We ate in the cafe which offers nicely functional sandwiches although slightly unimaginative in the choice of fillings. After that we strolled up to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The gardens here are absolutely gorgeous and the outlook across the Sound of Sleat is one to behold. You could easily spend a whole day wandering around here (weather permitting). We had some lovely weather here and were lucky. I would go back to visit this place every time I visit Skye. They also have a restaurant (but unfortunately do... More

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Dalby Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Walking around the ruins of the castle was really impressive, especially since there were descriptions of the castle and all its transformations clearly displayed near it. Being able to walk through the gardens gave a real sense of space and idea of the extravagance of the castle in its heyday. The museum that is there also provided an in depth... More

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Tarxien, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Place is beautiful, however very overpriced just to see the castle ruins, the gardens (neatly kept) and the museum (interesting) when compared to other prominent places.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Unfortunately the man on the front desk was very rude and unhelpful. The grounds and gardens were beautiful and well worth a visit, the children's treasure hunt was very expensive considering the treasure (a bag of chocolate coins) if you go to do the archery make sure you book in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed in Glengarry lodge cabin on the Estate of Clan Donald Skye. Fully equipped kitchen, great living area with full length double glass doors for a perfect view of the water and mountains. Our travels have taken us to gorgeous places, fancy hotels, quaint B&Bs, but this accommodation takes the prize for best view and coziest hang out. In... More

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Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful place to visit. Very attractive castle ruins set in beautiful grounds with amazing view. Also the Clan Donald Centre is fascinating with so much history set in an easy to read format or alternatively you can listen to the information through headphones. Very peaceful grounds and an easy walk round for anyone less able.

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Museum is well worth a visit. Grounds contain the Castle Donald (Ruin) and The Old Laundry (Ruin). Good views across to the mainland.

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ayr
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

On close inspection individual exhibits within the museum were interesting, however, the lay out was uninspiring and didn't catch the visitors attention. Enjoyed the grounds and castle ruin despite the rain but the coffee shop was the lowest point of the visit. Only black coffee from a flask was on offer and this served in paper cups! Three choices of... More

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