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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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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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A Magnificent experience

Our family visited Clan Donald castle and gardens and enjoyed the gardens, museum and lunch under the exhibitions of MacDonald tartans. A truly memorable experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

the Clan Donald Centre was lovely and the Museum of the Isles was really well-put together. We lingered for a couple of hours, just walking around the grounds and exploring the museum. It's well worth the stop!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our family visited Clan Donald castle and gardens and enjoyed the gardens, museum and lunch under the exhibitions of MacDonald tartans. A truly memorable experience.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The gardens and grounds coupled with the museum really make this a very worthwhile and interesting place to visit. There are waymarked walks in the grounds and the gardens are vast. The museum is fascinating and would be even more so with the aid of a guide. There is an eatery in the adjacent car park that provides a reasonable... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is my fourth visit to Armadale. Unfortunately the old castle gets harder to approach every time. 12 years ago we wandering around on 2 levels, now then you couldn't go in and now it is walled off which means you can't even get a picture without the ugly green fence. The gardens are still lovely, my favourite part. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Revisited this attraction again today and would confirm that it is a most interesting attraction on this part of Skye. Beautiful gardens, centre and shop with good staff. Well worth a visit and, of course, the Pier at Armadale has some good retail opportunities.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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