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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
44 (0) 1470 521206
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Dunvegan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wirral
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149 reviews 149 reviews
61 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The castle looks better from a distance, brooding over the loch, but interesting to tour. Well worth paying the extra £1 over just seeing the gardens, which are also lovely. The highlight was the seal boat trip, only 30 mins but a huge colony of common seals sitting around on the rocks posing. Apparently the largest such colony in the... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The castle itself was nothing to write home about but the gardens are lovely and I really regret now that we didn't go on the boat trip to see the seals, but sadly we ran out of time. The lady in the entrance hall was incredibly friendly especially to the children. Telling them stories and adding that extra special factor... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our time at Dunvegan very much. Lots of interesting things to see inside. Got lots of great pictures of the outside of the castle. The gardens were definitely the best part-- they were magnificent! We had beautiful weather while we visited and we spent a good deal of time roaming around outside. I would recommend making a trip... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Admission to Dunvegan Castle is reasonable, the outside of the castle is gorgeous! I was a little disappointed by the inside of the castle. There wasn't much to see and most of the castle had been renovated. The decor reflected more of an early 20th century and not the typical castle set up. The gardens made up for the disappointment... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This castle may not be very big or anything, it is a georgious castle. It was from the inside one of my favorites. The history behind is intresting. But when your here, and if you LOVE animals. You got to do the trip to the seals. It doesnt cost much extra and it is soo amazing to see them from... More

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Waarschoot, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We enjoyed the visit. The different gardens were very nice to see. If you want to relax, just go there.

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was a rainy day on the Isle of Skye. Many tourists found a refuge by visiting the Castle of Dunvegan, which used to belong to the clan of MacLeods. I had never seen so many people in a castle! But what can we do when it rains? We felt like sardines in a box. For photography, it didn't matter... More

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Brooksville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Don't miss the gardens at Dunvegan Castle. The water garden is spectacular and the location is glorious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The castle was wonderful with lots to see and an informative video presented by one of the Macleod chiefs. The gardens are a must! We loved the walled garden and the water gardens. The waterfall is amazing.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Good parking especially if you are in a motor home. Gardens are well worth a visit and give great ideas if you are planning your own. I would love to see what is not open to the public, the tour of the castle is nice but I want to see what is not shown!

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