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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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Address: Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1470 521206
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Description: Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of...
Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history and clan legend at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Award winning gardens, seal boat trips, cafe, gift shops and holiday cottages. **** Visit Scotland grading.For more information about our opening times, admission prices, events and exhibitions, please visit our website and facebook page.
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Nice manicured gardens

The garden was good for this time of year but the plants were only the same that we had in our own garden. The water garden was good and although pricey access to the castle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

On a visit to Skye we decided to travel up to the North West part of the Isle and explore Dunvegan castle. If you love history then this is a must and for those with just a passing interest but a love for gardens then it is definately a must see while on Skye. The castle itself has many interesting... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't miss the gardens for anything. But I tend to see the castle only every other visit: The price is part of the reason.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The visit to the Castle was very informative and the property was beautiful and well kept. We really enjoyed the walk through the gardens.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The garden was good for this time of year but the plants were only the same that we had in our own garden. The water garden was good and although pricey access to the castle rooms, and garden will be of interest to adults, less so to children. we didn't choose to go on the seal spotting trip.

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Glasgow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

As a tribute to one family's acquisitiveness and dominance this works well.As an historic site it offers little in the way of education or interest.On my visit I was only able to visit three rooms.A little under a year ago I was privileged enough to visit the Uffizi in Florence.At€15,the best value ever.Duvegan charges £11(=€15).The clan are still happy to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The castle itself was very cool with lots of rooms and museum-esque exhibits to explore, but the gardens were really incredible! There were several different types of gardens and the walks through them were really lovely. The castle and gardens are situated right on the sea which provides some nice scenic views as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We normally tend to avoid castles/museums/cathedrals etc, but over breakfast at our B&B, some other guests recommended the castle. And we are so glad they did! Everything is well looked after at Dunvegan Castle, even before entering the gate. Free parking as well. Which is quite typical of what we found in Skye. I hate paying for parking at an... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The castle is good for a walk around, with some good artifacts for the historic visitor to browse through. The gardens are beautifully kept but the admission price is rather steep compared to other castles in Scotland.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful castle and we enjoyed walking around. We are glad we visited. Add it to your list!

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of the castles we visited during our trip thru Schotland. The castle is not very big, but is very well preserved. Lots of interesting things to see inside and outside a lovely garden to walk thru.

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Additional Information about Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Address: Address: Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1470 521206
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Dunvegan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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