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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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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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226 reviews 226 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I loved Clan Donald Skye! We grabbed a quick bite in Stables Restaurant of soup and bread, and hurried on our way to see Armadale Castle. The sun was shining the day we were there, so the grounds were great to walk around on. We walked along the trail to the viewpoint that looks out over the Sleat Peninsula. From... More

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Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The library contains a lot of information about the clans of the area. The librarian was able to help us find information about my husband's clan and printed it for us. The gardens and ruins of the castle were impressive.

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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We attended this Visitors Centre whilst touring Skye recently. The centre is very informative and has many fascinating exhibits. It is somewhat expensive but on the whole a fair price when considering that visitors can stroll in the beautiful gardens and admire the ruins of Armadale Castle - really a stately home. The view of the bay should be fantastic,... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The gardens are a total delight, with many walks and charming glimpses of the sea and the ruined castle and laundry, you could spend a day there quite happily. The beautiful museum continues to be fascinating after having visited many times before and would be interesting to even if you don't belong to Clan Donald. The displays are imaginative and... More

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited on a gorgeous day in August. The grounds are a good balance of informally, formal and quite extensive. The museum was very interesting and a good amount of exhibits without being overwhelming. The cafe was good but limited choice of mostly soup and sandwiches. The home made leek and potato soup was delicious. We particularly enjoyed the woodland... More

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Soaks up coach parties and so best to arrive early to stay ahead of the groups. The Museum of the Isles an engaging and well-presented history of these islands and certainly sorted out the Bonnie Prince Charlie story for us. Restaurant is a very attractive setting but the food was geared up for mass catering for those coach parties. We... More

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This castle is a ruin so nothing to see inside and the gardens are quite basic. Nice views though across the sea towards the mainland. Restaurant serves decent light lunches. Personally I preferred Dunvegan Castle.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We came here on a glorious afternoon in August. It was so perfect that we didn't spend any time in the museum, so I'm afraid I can't comment on that. The gardens would be lovely in any setting, but overlooking the Sound of Sleat as they are, they are magnificent. We picnicked in a lovely spot overlooking the water, accompanied... More

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is already enough to read here for the attraction, Thus no need for me to add more on the castle, museum, garden and grounds. What I would like to bring to the travelers attention is the restaurant. You have two possibilities, at the right hand in the building is a cafeteria, in the middle of the building is a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

interesting museum. stunning gardens could have spent an entire day there! this was definitely one of the most magnificent places to visit on the isle of skye

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