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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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Came back 30 years later and not much had changed

The castle itself is exactly the same - a bit dour and bleak, but then that's Skye and you want your history to be old fashioned don't you?! 30 years ago it was the Fairy Flag... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place is magical, beautiful setting, helpful enthusiastic and pleasant guides, and interesting history. Castle is crammed full of interesting artifacts and we were glad we spent time there. Gardens cost an extra Pound to enter, but believe me its well worth it - the water garden is breathtaking. Make sure you take your camera.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place! Interesting, magical and quirky with very friendly and super efficient staff. The gardens were very beautiful with lots of unusual plants. Great place! Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The castle itself is exactly the same - a bit dour and bleak, but then that's Skye and you want your history to be old fashioned don't you?! 30 years ago it was the Fairy Flag that caught my imagination and it still does - although it is much smaller than I remembered (of course). The seal boat and visitor... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This lovely castle is well worth a visit. Even though it was a bit drizzly when we visited, we still had a great walk around the gardens. I loved that the castle wasn't done up in a way that was too slick or modern - wandering around, we got a real sense of the lives of the MacLeod family and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a great few hours at Dunvegan Castle, the grounds are lovely, with beautiful views of the water at the rear of the castle, the actual castle itself was really interesting with loads of things to see, everything was well laid out and well depicted, the little shop selling souvenirs was really nice too, and the cafe was well stocked... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

An interesting castle with lovely gardens where you can loose yourself in its beauty and tranquility. Living in outback australia the greens of all shades just amazed me. I left feeling very envious.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Castle & garden are well worth the visit, history! history! history! Lots of information and spots for photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I had our wedding at Dunvegan castle on the 26th of march. We can not fault the level of service we received it was truley 5 star. I'd like to say a special thank you to the guy in charge of the day. He was very welcoming and couldn't do enough to help us. He made the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

interesting more or less sameas most castles but much smaller,good views of seals in the adjacent waters

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Weiterstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a must to visit the Dunvegan castle and pay the few extra pounds and take the seal boat tour. The tour guide was so friendly! Our small boat pulled up very close to the seals and it was a priceless memory! Definitely recommend this!!

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