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Clan Donald Skye & The Museum of the Isles

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Address: Armadale Castle, Armadale, Scotland
Phone Number: 01471 844 305
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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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Revisited after first visited 6 years ago. Was beautiful then when raining but even more so on a sunny day. Family all enjoyed the axe throwing activity. Staff very friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Travelling with three generations, including Scottish grandad. Lovely gardens and nice shop. Great range of information in the museum, history through the ages including the clan founders, poets, fighters. . . And on to the clearances. . . A staffed library and research facility had a brief visit that was very informative and others were there doing more substantial family... More 

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Glasgow
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8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is just a review of the Stables restaurant not the museum. Last time I was here they did Sunday roasts for lunch but it’s much more cafe-ish now. I had a baked potato and later on lovely lemon drizzle cake and coffee. The decor and layout are still the same and the background Scottish music was a bit old... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Disappointed with this place, especially as we drove down from Broadford specially after seeing a brochure in our cottage. The chap in the shop was very enthusiastic, maybe we should have borrowed his rose tinted spectacles. Castle - actually more a stately home and now an overgrown ruin, fenced off so you can’t get near. Gardens - have seen better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Revisited after first visited 6 years ago. Was beautiful then when raining but even more so on a sunny day. Family all enjoyed the axe throwing activity. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Located on the Isle of Skye A851 - Scotland The entry fee was expensive, the cafe even more expensive The grounds were well laid out, even though untidy in places. The view was very pleasant, looking across the sea towards Mallaig The museum was fantastic, with artefacts, weapons and pictures of the Clan Donald, better than I had expected. Worth... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I enjoyed the museum and the grounds here! The gardens are outstanding! You have to walk quite a hike to get to the ruins of the castle, but worth the walk. It has a great museum with many interesting things to learn. There are tons of artifacts. There was a bagpipe playing the day we were there which added to... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

For what it was I found it to be extremely expensive. However the castles and gardens are very interesting and very well kept.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I travelled to Scotland this summer. Armadale was on my list of places to visit as I have Clan Donald heritage. It was better than expected. The views were magnificent. The museum was packed with artifacts and history. There is a lot of walking involved but well worth the trip.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you have Clan Donald ancestry, as we do, you simply must go to the The Museum of the Isles. Armadale Castle is a wonder to behold, haunting and majestic with an incredible view overlooking the sea. Mounted plaques provide interesting information about its history. The gardens are gorgeous and very well maintained. You can take a wonderful leisurely stroll... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you are not up to walking, do not put this stop on your list. However, if you love to walk, this is a great visit. Parking is at the visitor center. From there, it is up hill to the castle itself. The views alone are fantastic!! However, leave plenty of time for walking the gardens and also visiting the... More 

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