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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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Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It came highly recommended and for good reason. Not touristy. Great displays, loved the mannequin in the dungeon. Glad we went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Castle is just a shell and there isn't much to see there to be honest. It is a nice shell and worth a little time but we quickly moved on to the gardens and walks which are lovely. The hill walk is a fair hike though so we did give that a miss. The museum of the isle is... More

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We kicked the tour off with the Armadale Activities, which was a blast. We then went to the museum, which was very interesting. We went to the library and I got some additional genealogy information confirmed regarding our genealogy. She knew exactly which McDonald clan we were from based on what I had shared with her. We then walked the... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Clan Donald Skye is a large and attractive ground on the Sleat peninsular. It contains a beautiful array of large and colourful trees and plants in a well designed and nicely maintained location. The grounds also contain the ruin of Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles. As a nice wooded area, Clan Donald Skye is an excellent walk.... More

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Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enjoyed a day out, walking in the gardens and seeing the museum. Also enjoyed a very fresh icecream from the old stables hotel.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visit to this site causes the history of the Highlands and Scotland to come alive. The grounds are beautiful, the ruins of the castle impressive, and the visit to the museum interesting.Take your camera. Allow yourself at least 2 hours so that you can absorb everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had lunch first in the on site cafe. The selection was small but the quality and service was excellent. The castle itself is gorgeous and has a real presence in the landscape with commanding views of the sea. The Museum was utterly fascinating and of a really high quality. The exhibitions where interesting and really gave a good overview... More

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