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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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Address: Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
Phone Number: 441470521206
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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visit the home of clan Macleod

managed a visit purely by chance and the hospitality of a fellow hosteller, but am glad that I did. lovely location for a castle I would love to live here but I am not a Macleod... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not as nice as many other Castles, really not much to see at all, so therefore overpriced at £11 entry... Gardens are also disappointing

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Ayrshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

staff were helpful and informative and the castle and gardens were lovely. very disappointed in the castle shop though one item ie, shortbread which was made in Lincoln? when less than half a mile along the road a coffee shop was selling locally produced foodstuffs, did make me wonder.

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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

managed a visit purely by chance and the hospitality of a fellow hosteller, but am glad that I did. lovely location for a castle I would love to live here but I am not a Macleod! Well worth taking one of the guided tours of the castle to get the potted history and quirky stories. Gardens are also worth a... More 

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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

£11 entry fee and a fair walk to the castle on uneven ground for people with disabilities (no discount for them either). Was rather dismayed to see so much on British Imperialism, rather than more on the Scottish history (and even this was selective and sanitised e.g. no mention that I saw of selling clansmen into indentured slavery to America).... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The seal trip was excellent. Getting so close to the seals lazing around was amazing. Castle had a beautiful setting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having read some very negative reviews I was not sure it was going to be worth the journey to the north of Skye to Dunvegan castle The entrance fee is a little steep but comparable with other similar attractions in the UK, and if you intend to spend a few hours at the castle, it is not expensive. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A great day out. The most wonderful gardens and interesting castle perched by the sea in a fairytale setting. We loved it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my husband's and my second visit to Dunvegan - this time with our kids as part of a UK Family History tour. It was great for them to learn about our MacLeod family heritage and history. The grounds are beautiful and wild and the castle impressive as it sits on the rugged Skye coast. This is no mamby-pamby... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Didn't go around the castle, but the gardens were lovely - and the boat tour to see seals was great. Small boat, so a very personable tour, and got to see the seals up close. Then the gardens extensive, well worth wandering around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was a very rainy day but the trip to Dunvegan Castle helped to make the gloom of the weather recede a little . The outside of the building looks rather uncared for, and the inside is a tad tired and looks unloved, even though it is a lived-in home. It really needs a deal of restoration but this will... More 

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