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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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This castle on the Isle of Skye is the seat of the head of the clan Macleod and has been the home of the chiefs of that clan for about 800 years. The castle is well laid out for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This castle on the Isle of Skye is the seat of the head of the clan Macleod and has been the home of the chiefs of that clan for about 800 years. The castle is well laid out for a tour and has some wonderful furnishings and decorations, which all have a story, especially the intricate card/ games/side table which... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Private castle, not part of the Explorer Pass. The family owns the castle for 800 years and still lives in it. It is interesting to see how one lives in a castle. Pay extra for the garden, it is worth it. There are many different types of plants and flowers. Though much smaller than Butchart Garden on Victoria Island, it... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The walled garden, water garden and round garden is definitely worth visiting. A small museum/display of the history of the place is also accessible in the walled garden. I was lucky to have nice weather during summer day, recently, so all was looking stunning.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beware the seal trip - you could end up in hospital. If you're not particularly agile you shouldn't attempt this - ever. There is no warning that the boat you are stepping into is only held at the jetty with a small boat hook and the strength of the chap holding the hook. I wasn't quick enough and ended up... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Visited the castle and gardens. I have difficulties with mobility and use an electric wheelchair. There is limited access to the castle for those with mobility difficulties but the gardens (or at least what I was able to see) were lovely. However I don't think it wouldn't take much to make it much more accessible for those with mobility difficulties.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, stunning weather, worth to go sea trip, castle is beautiful inside as worth to go as don't miss, food not to bad

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the gardens- worth seeing these even if you do not go in to the castle. This offers a brief glimpse in to the local clan history.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place to visit lovely castle and gardens. Guides knowledgable and informative. Don't miss out on the boat trip to see their seal colony for only £6.00.

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Darvel, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Went along with my husband and 10 year old daughter. The castle staff were lovely and very informative however I personally felt it was a bit expensive for the time it took to look round. The gardens were a nice walk but again 10 mins tops. I'd hoped to spend the day.

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Whitehills, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We went here on whim and were pleasantly surprised especially at the gardens which were full of vivid colour and fragrance. Their are several gardens all with a different backdrop, water garden was our favourite as it had a small waterfall and a walled stream with bridges taking you from one side to the other and back again. The castle... More 

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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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